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News - 01 Feb 2018
We locals are most fortunate to be living in the beautiful Far North, an area popular with tourists. It’s often tempting to rent out the family home for a few weeks over the summer to boost the annual income. Or perhaps turn that unused cottage or sleep out into a nice little Airbnb.
News - 18 Jan 2018
Business success does not just happen by accident, you have to work at it. If you have not already done so, you need to set some targets and plan for what you want to achieve over the next year.
News - 21 Dec 2017
During the holiday break, whilst you are relaxing on the beach, take five minutes to reflect on the last year. In this article Stewart has three simple questions for you to help you set goals for the coming year, and helpful hints to help you achieve them.
News - 07 Dec 2017
With the approach of Christmas, it is time to consider the treatment of gifts, bonuses and Christmas functions. In this article, Dale Adamson details the rules around Christmas generosity.
News - 23 Nov 2017
It is expected that any new Government will bring with it a flurry of policy changes, but Jacinda Ardern has set out a particularly ambitious 100-day plan. Jono's article explains some likely changes and their impact.
News - 09 Nov 2017
Far North REAP has been helping budding entrepreneurs with their "Business Start Up" programme and asked Stewart to take the group through the basics of tax, GST, business structures and preparing a cashflow forecast. Read more about the programme in Stewart's article.
News - 26 Oct 2017
The IRD are continuing their focus on the hidden economy and undeclared cash. In this article Dale explains the impact that pocketing cash and the barter system have on New Zealand's economy.
News - 12 Oct 2017
In March 2017 IRD issued a new interpretation statement on the deductibility of farm house expenses, introducing a completely new method of calculation. The new rules are effective from the beginning of the farmer's 2017/18 financial year. Read Dale's full article to find out more.
News - 28 Sep 2017
What is a Memorandum of Wishes, and why would you need one?
In this article Stewart explains how, if you have a family trust, it may assist future Trustees to manage your trust after your demise.
News - 14 Sep 2017
We have argued for a long time that Government should periodically change the income tax brackets so as to reflect movements in inflation (the CPI). This has become a hot topic in the upcoming election, some arguing that the adjustments proposed in the 2017 Budget amount to a tax cut for high income earners. This article puts the proposed adjustments into perspective .
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