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Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

While every effort has been made to provide valuable, useful information in this publication, this firm and any related suppliers or associated companies accept no responsibility or any form of liability from reliance upon or use of its contents.  Any suggestions should be considered carefully within your own particular circumstances, as they are intended as general information only.

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Research and development tax incentive

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 14th, 2019.      0 comments

light bulb-66-166Find out more about the Research and development tax incentive (RDTI), including eligibility, enrolment and recordkeeping.
 

Xerocon Brisbane 2019

Written by Vanessa Williams on September 16th, 2019.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629At Xerocon in Brisbane this year, Xero took the opportunity to build on the story of where they came from and paint a picture of what the future holds for Xero.
#xerocon2019
 

Using Data to Drive Success

Written by Vanessa Williams on September 9th, 2019.      0 comments

success-182This article explains how the approach to sales is undergoing fundamental change as organisations gain access to data that was previously unavailable. Analysing sales performance helps us decide what to do next in terms of generating leads, product focus and improved lead times. And it is easier than ever before to track our progress and grow our revenue.
 

Cyber policies should cover these points

Written by Greg Millar on September 2nd, 2019.      0 comments

check tick-407-962Continuing our focus on cybersecurity, we list 10 cyber policies and nine governance questions for business owners.
 

Your numbers should tell a story

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 26th, 2019.      0 comments

ipad outside screen-253Accounting is a technical skill, and not all business owners are necessarily savvy in this field. This is where a good accountant can come in. 
 

Alliott Group news - APAC Conference 2019

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 7th, 2019.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Lawyers and accountants from 11 countries were represented at Alliott Group’s APAC Regional Conference in Shanghai from 17-18 June 2019.
 

ABC success for small business

Written by Greg Millar on July 3rd, 2019.      0 comments

success-182Well-organised businesses conduct financial housekeeping to minimise risk and maximise profits and growth. Use our pointers to help improve your own business.
 

Xero updates Winter 2019

Written by Greg Millar on July 1st, 2019.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608We outline some of the newest updates happening in the world of Xero that should hopefully brighten up your working day. 
 

Research & Development Tax Incentive

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 27th, 2019.      0 comments

cogsThis year the Government is working to introduce a new tax incentive for businesses conducting research and development, the research and development tax incentive  (RDTI). The RDTI will give businesses a 15% tax credit if they spend a minimum of $50,000 per year on eligible R&D. Businesses spending less than $50,000 may still be eligible, so long as they are using an approved research provider to carry out their R&D. The Taxation (Research and Development Tax Credits) Bill is about to go before Parliament for its Second Reading. If passed into law, the RDTI will take effect from the beginning of a business’s 2019/2020 income year.
 

The power of data

Written by Greg Millar on November 14th, 2018.      0 comments

small world-375Read how data has a unique place in society and business, and why maintaining trust in that data is pivotal.
 

Data Breach Alert: Facebook

Written by Greg Millar on October 17th, 2018.      0 comments

privacy keyboard-613In September 2018 Facebook had an attack on its computer network that potentially exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users. Read what happened at Facebook and how you can protect yourself.
 

Alliotts are Xero Platinum Partners

Written by Greg Millar on October 9th, 2018.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629The team at Alliotts is delighted to announce that we've attained Xero Platinum Partner status. Find out what 'going Platinum' means for our clients.

 

Auckland’s Astar talks with Alliott NZ

Written by Greg Millar on September 10th, 2018.      0 comments

20180907 144001-430Alliotts client Astar is taking those good ol' values we learnt from our grannies and imparting them to a younger gen who've missed out, mostly in the US. Did we mention she has over 100k YouTube followers? And the only place is East as far as Astar's concerned!
 

Gravel Road Investing

Written by Greg Millar on May 25th, 2018.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431Structuring an appropriate portfolio involves making decisions. You need an allocation that can withstand a range of investment climates while being mindful of fees and taxes.
 

Alliotts case study: Armitage Group

Written by Hugh Bowden on April 10th, 2018.      0 comments

CASE STUDY-703As new General Manager Zachary knew and had worked with Hugh Bowden on tax and accounting in his previous company role, he naturally leant on Hugh to assist with structuring and transitioning Armitage Group from the legacy the founder had left.

 

Spotlight on Colin Farmer, Alliott Group

Written by Greg Millar on March 8th, 2018.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Name: Colin Farmer. Title: Worldwide Chairman. Association: Alliott Group. Accomplishments: Numerous.

We share Colin's views on the big industry players, emerging technologies and his vision for Alliott Group in the future.

 

Radical Technologies book review

Written by Greg Millar on March 2nd, 2018.      0 comments

Greg(copy)(copy)Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age, leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us.

As many will know, Alliotts Director Greg Millar is an avid reader who devours books. Greg recommends his latest read as one worth checking out.
 

Alliott NZ named Top 30 NZ firm 🇳🇿

Written by Greg Millar on November 3rd, 2017.      0 comments

NZ Top Accting Firms logo-281Alliotts has been recognised as one of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s (CAANZ) Top 30 accounting firms in New Zealand.

 

Take a few mins: strengthen security

Written by Greg Millar on June 5th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382Keeping your business secure in today’s online world can be tricky, but two-step authentication makes it harder for others to access your Xero account, so your data is protected.
 

NZ ahead of the curve on payments

Written by ANZ BlueNotes on March 27th, 2017.      0 comments

ipad outside screen-253The decline of cheques, the move to a cashless society and the increasing use of smartphones are just some of the trends sweeping the payments world – and on a global scale, New Zealand is ahead of the curve.