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New top tax rate for trusts – what does it mean for you?

Budget 2023 contained a few surprises, but the change to the tax trust rate wasn’t one of them. As had been hinted at a few times, Grant Robertson lifted the tax trust rate from 33% to 39%,Read more

Profit improvement and productivity

Do you already track your gross and net profit but are at a bit of a standstill on how to increase profitability? Think about the relationship between business profit and productivity. You can increaRead more

Keeping up with Fringe Benefit Tax

As an employer, if you provide fringe benefits to employees, or others associated with your business, you must generally pay fringe benefit tax (FBT) on the value of these benefits. So, when are youRead more

Facing Increasing Mortgage Interest Rates

The challenge of increasing interest rates will be real to many. It might help to remember just 4 years ago the rates were higher – you survived then, and you will survive now.  In the officeRead more

5 Reasons why…it’s good to take some time out

Life today is packed with things to do, think and stress about. We're generally living on high energy to keep up with life's’ demands and juggling too many balls. With a fast pace and demanding liRead more

How to make $25 per hour = $40 per hour

With the introduction of another paid holiday, the Mondayising of another and extending sick pay to 10 days, I was reflecting a conversation that I often have with a clients.  The conversation goesRead more

Family Trust - Do we still need ours?

There has been a lot of commentary on the impact of the new act on Trustees and how they are now required to do SO much more! The reality is that a Trustee who approaches their appointment in theRead more

Small opportunity to save some tax

Part of the governments COVID assistance to business was the increase in the threshold for immediate write-off of tools and equipment from $500 to $5,000 for all purchases between 17 March 2020 andRead more

Thinking about helping the kids get a start in the housing market?

Recently, we have been having conversations with Mums & Dads who want to help their children get into the property market. We love these conversations. Mums and Dads love their children, understandRead more

The Benefits of Business Planning

All business owners know that one of the hardest things to do is take time out to review the health and direction of your own company, particularly in the busy times of the year.  Perhaps as you goRead more

Thoughts at the holidays

As I reflect on the year that is drawing to a close, I thought I’d to share with you some conversations that I have been privileged to have with clients during the year. I've tried to be smart andRead more

Planning to make more money in 2019?

I could leave it right there because it doesn't come more straightforward than that. If you own a business, before you get too far into 2019 you need a budget. But I'm a chartered accountant, IRead more

Checklists

Thinking about the year ahead, here's a great tool for clarity and direction.

Business GPS

Growth and Profit Solutions (GPS) Business Diagnostic

Complete the diagnostic to identify the top 3 areas for improvement in order to improve your level of Growth and Profit.

Trustee Obligations

Cash Flow Template

Business Continuity Plan

 

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