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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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New Zealand Budget 2020

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 15th, 2020.      0 comments

budget blocks copyAs expected, the 2020 Budget has been a high spending one with a deficit forecasted to be $29.6 billion in 2021. We break down the expenditure and key initiatives.

 

Alliotts Update re COVID -19 Alert Levels

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 12th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusNZ ALERT LEVEL 2 Our office will re-open with restrictions from Monday 18 May 2020. Whilst NZ is making slow but steady steps to return to ‘normal’, we are taking a leaf out of the Government's guidelines with our team returning to our own workplace. Client meetings can be held in person or via Zoom. Alliotts is adhering to the recommended guidelines to keep our workplace safe, clean and healthy during COVID-19.
 

COVID-19 Alert Levels

Written by Vanessa Williams on April 20th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe Prime Minister announced that New Zealand will stay at Alert Level 4 till midnight Monday 27 April. The team at Alliotts are continuing to work remotely and will reassess this on 11 May.
 

COVID-19 Tax Measures and Alert Levels

Written by Greg Millar on April 16th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusAs we near the end of the initial four-week lockdown, the Government has released further Tax Measures to assist businesses including more complete information on what Alert Level 3 would mean. Yesterday the Government announced two further tax proposals - Tax Loss Carry Back Scheme and changes to the Tax Loss Continuity Rules.
 

Business Finance Guarantee Scheme

Written by Vanessa Williams on April 8th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe $1 billion BFGS scheme is available to all eligible New Zealand-based businesses with an annual turnover of $250,000 to $80 million that have been impacted by COVID-19.
 

NZ Wage Subsidy New Obligations from 27 March 2020

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 31st, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusAt 4pm Friday 27 March 2020, modifications to the wage subsidy scheme were announced by the government.
 

NZ Wage Subsidy Q&A Changes - Update

Written by Greg Millar on March 27th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe Government announced further modifications to the Wage Subsidy Scheme this afternoon.
 

NZ Wage Subsidy Q&A

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 26th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusWe answer common questions about the NZ Wage Subsidy for employers.
 

COVID-19 employer support

Written by Greg Millar on March 18th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe NZ Government has compiled Wage subsidy and Leave Payment available to support employers affected by COVID-19. The subsidy is being administered under a high trust model and employers will not be asked for verification before the subsidy is approved. However MSD will have the ability to check applications and verify information at a later date.
 

Special Tax Alert - Coronavirus COVID19

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 17th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe New Zealand Government has announced a $12.1billion business continuity package aimed at assisting businesses through the COVID-19 situation. The largest element of the package is the delivery of $5.1billion in wage subsidies to businesses and the delivery of support for workers needing to self-isolate, delivered through the Ministry of Social Development.
 

BP and Xero Connect

Written by Greg Millar on November 18th, 2019.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Xero now integrates with the BP Fuelcard in New Zealand, keeping small businesses on the road without the headache of holding onto physical receipts.
 

Alliott NZ still top in NZ, 3 years running

Written by Vanessa Williams on November 11th, 2019.      0 comments

NZ T30 icon copyAuckland Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers Alliott NZ Ltd have been named a New Zealand Top 30 accounting firm for the third year running!
 

NZ calling time on cheques

Written by Greg Millar on October 7th, 2019.      0 comments

credit card-261​​​​​​​From 1 March 2020, the IRD will no longer be accepting cheques, including post-dated cheques (dated after 1 March 2020) from customers who are able to use alternative payment options. We outline the various other ways to pay your tax.
 

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.
 

Alliott NZ named Top 30 NZ Accountants 2018

Written by Greg Millar on October 29th, 2018.      0 comments

CAANZ-SST-Top30-Lock-586Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants is recognised as one of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s (CAANZ) Top 30 accounting firms in New Zealand for the second year running.

 

The NZ economy in four charts

Written by ANZ Bluenotes on February 9th, 2018.      0 comments

Flag of New Zealand-331The strong global economy is feeding through into solid export prices and volumes in New Zealand. Though some timing issues were likely at play, merchandise exports in December were spectacular.
 

Work-life balance losing out, as small businesses spend their evenings chasing invoices

Written by Xero on September 4th, 2017.      0 comments

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More than a third of businesses are concerned about cash flow. One in three small/medium business (SME) owners spend their evenings doing business administration and nearly 30 per cent of SME owners want to spend less time at work, according to Xero.
 

What funding is available for NZ small businesses?

Written by Greg Millar on August 2nd, 2017.      0 comments

nz money 100s 50s generic n2-451Whether you’re starting out or a well-established business, government agencies offer a range of support — from mentoring and grants to capability building — to help NZ small businesses succeed.
 

NZ Budget 2017: Business growth agenda

Written by Greg Millar on May 26th, 2017.      0 comments

budget-789The Government’s plan for growth is sensible conservative fiscal policy, strong orthodox monetary policy, and an ongoing programme of microeconomic reform that enhances the competitiveness and confidence of Kiwi businesses.

It is crucial that we pull on all three of these levers.

 

NZ Budget 2017: Family income and tax rates

Written by Greg Millar on May 26th, 2017.      0 comments

budget-789$2 billion a year Family Incomes Package announced, commencing 1 April 2018 that will make changes to tax thresholds, Working for Families and the Accommodation Supplement to help Kiwi families get ahead.

The Minister believes it is a first step towards simplifying the income tax system.

Topics: budget, New Zealand, tax