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Post Payment Integrity Work

From the last week in January 2022 Inland Revenue will begin undertaking post payment eligibility reviews of customers who received a Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) from August 2021. They are referring to these as Post Payment Verifications (PPVs) and will be asking custom...
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Happy New Year!

January 20, 2022
It’s probably been a while since you made New Year’s resolutions. For many businesses, the challenges of the last couple of years have been enough to keep us busy, so we are not in a hurry to add more objectives to the list.But the new year is a new beginning and we hope...
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Having trouble hiring extra staff for the summer? If you’ve tried Seek, Careers, and Trademe with no luck, maybe it’s time to think creatively. And remember, while our unemployment rate is low, there are always going to be part-time workers looking for more hours or full...
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Christmas holiday breaks are a chance to recharge for the year ahead especially after the year we have had. We look forward to warmer weather and finally setting up an out-of-office email for the break. However, for business owners, this time is a stressful without careful c...
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The season of giving is on us. While the fun part is thinking about parties and presents, take a moment to remind yourself about the tax rules.If your Christmas giving includes gifts to clients, remember that some gifts will be fully deductible while others will be only 50% ...
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Employees increasingly work from home, whether part- or full-time, or during lockdowns. It’s raised questions about how to reimburse employees for associated costs and whether businesses can claim deductions for reimbursements. Inland Revenue guidance on the tax treat...
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It’s great to be the boss – you can work any hours you like, right?Unfortunately, for many business owners, that means long hours, plenty of stress, and very few breaks and holidays.A survey done by Statistics NZ found that:21% of employers work 60 hours per week or more...
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The unemployment rate is down to 4% and for some industries like hospitality and horticulture, the labour shortage is crippling. For others, like the construction sector, COVID-19 has drawn a double-edged sword: endless work but a lack of skilled labour. Whether you’re loo...
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The Government has now released the draft legislation around the removal of tax deductions on loan interest for rental properties. Previously, interest payments could be claimed as a business expense and taxed accordingly, giving property investment a tax advantage.Now, prop...
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It’s surprising how small stuff adds up: dashing into the dairy on the way to work because the lunchroom’s out of milk. Scrambling out of the taxi at the airport to catch an early flight for that business meeting. Things you can forget about as you do the important stuff...
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