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Rental Properties – Losses under attack!

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Do you own residential rental property? Do you make a loss some years? Do you receive tax refunds or have lower tax to pay due to this loss? If you answered yes to the above, then you need to be aware that the rules around utilising the losses for Rental Properties are changing.  From 1…

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It’s time to gear up for payday filing!

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Hundreds of Kiwi business owners are enjoying the benefits of payday filing – are you? If not, you’ll need to be by 1 April when payday filing becomes compulsory. Now’s the time to work out how you’re going to integrate it into your payroll processes and save time on your tax obligations. Payday filing means…

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Payroll Pain Relievers

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Payroll Pain Relievers With New Zealand ranking as one of the most complex payroll environments in the world, it’s no wonder many Kiwi employers choose to offload payroll headaches to bookkeepers, accountants, or payroll intermediaries. This trend is picking up steam: with Inland Revenue’s “Payday Filing” scheme kicking off 1 April 2019, instead of reporting…

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Employment Relations Act 2018

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 has introduced employment law changes. Key changes include: reinstating prescribed meal and rest breaks strengthening collective bargaining and union rights restoring protections for vulnerable workers, such as those in the cleaning and catering industries, regardless of the size of their employer limiting 90-day trials to business with fewer than…

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Increase to Minimum Wage

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

The New Zealand Government has announced that it will increase the Minimum Wage to $17.70 per hour.  This is an increase of $1.20 per hour, the biggest increase in this government’s history, and will come into effect on 1 April 2019. You can read more about the Minimum Wage and other employment topics here.

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