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Planning for the year ahead

Planning for the year ahead The turn of the year usually prompts most people to think about some business planning for the year ahead. Here are some tips to make the planning more productive. *Get your team involved* Business planning works best when it’s a...
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Learn how to conquer your inbox

Learn how to conquer your inbox  Be honest: is email helping or harming your business? At its best email can be a highly convenient and cost-effective tool for marketing and customer service – but without a plan in place for managing it, your inbox...
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It's time to gear up for payday filing

It's time to gear up for payday filing Hundreds of Kiwi business owners are using 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...
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Proposed Ring-Fencing of Rental Tax Losses

Proposed Ring-Fencing of Rental Tax Losses *What does this mean?* Under the proposal, residential property investors will no longer be able to offset losses from their residential properties against their other income (for example, salary or wages, or business income), to reduce their income tax liability. We...
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Why we need to ask you for information

Why we need to ask you for information New Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (“the AML/CFT law” for short). The purpose of the law reflects New Zealand’s commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact...
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Australia changes GST rules for 'low value' imported goods

Australia changes GST rules for 'low value' imported goods Australia has introduced goods and services tax (GST) legislation relating to ‘low value’ imported goods and services There are two parts to the regime: *1. GST on digital products and services* From 1 July 2017, GST was...
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How to get your cash in faster

How to get your cash in faster Whether you’re starting a new business or have an established business, understanding your cash flow is one of the most important aspects of business management.  You can’t operate effectively (if at all) without any money.  Having a cash...

6 Major Business Planning Mistakes to Avoid

6 Major Business Planning Mistakes to Avoid They say an idea is all you need to start a business, but to get it on the right track from the start and generate future profit and cash flows, you need sound business planning.  This does...