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Change to paid parental leave: What it means for your business

From 1 July 2018, the number of weeks a parent can get government-funded parental leave payments increases from 18 weeks to 22 weeks.

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Payday Filing

Employers with combined deductions of $50,000 or more per year will be obligated to file details of PAYE online as from 1 April 2019.


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GST on Low Value Imports

Main points of proposed change are:

  • Overseas supplier to register if sales to NZ consumers (i.e. not business to business sales) expected to exceed...
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Ring Fencing Rental Losses

On 29 March 2018, Inland Revenue released the officials’ issues paper on the subject of ring fencing rental losses. These are the main proposals:- ...

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Crypto Currencies

Inland Revenue is considering a range of issues related to cryptocurrencies. Their thought is cryptocurrencies are property and not currency....

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Use of Home for Business

You may recall there are now two ways of claiming the cost of the business portion of premises used partly for business and partly private.  You will...

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Mileage Rates - New Rules

Update - The following are the rates per kilometre that will apply for the 2017/18 income year:- 

First 14,000kmsAfter 14,000kms
Petrol or Diesel76...
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ACC - Creating Healthier & Safer Workplaces Together

People are your business’s most valuable asset. ACC are proposing some new, enhanced products they believe will help lead to healthier and safer...

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Are you prepared?

You are probably aware that the lower North Island and top of the South was hit by the Kaikoura earthquake on 14 November 2016.

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Costs of Living on the Farm

IS 17/02 has been released by IRD on the 'Deductibility of Farmhouse Expenses'.

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IRD's Direct Approach

There has always been an unwritten agreement between IRD and tax agents, that IRD will not contact clients directly. However IRD appears to be going...

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Taxpayer friendly changes from 1 April 2017

On 1 April 2017 use-of-money interest will now cut in at an RIT of $60,000 up from $50,000. For those clients who use the standard uplift method to...

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