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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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Eastern Bays and keeping the tax man at bay – how Dell Electrical does both

Written by Greg Millar on June 30th, 2015.      0 comments

Electrician installing outdoor connections on multifamily house-859-229-641-564Auckland’s Milan Dell doesn’t advertise his electrical contracting business like most. He doesn’t need to thanks to the reputation and word of mouth he has built up over the last 15 years, and the great work his father did before that. And, for 25 years now, the Dells have used Alliott NZ to look after their business and personal tax affairs. Between their business and Greg Millar, they have a very streamlined set up in place.
 

Alliotts speak with Grant Millar from Auckland's Precision Construction Limited

Written by Greg Millar on June 9th, 2015.      0 comments

PCL waiheke 01-285x186-816Proudly living up to their motto Do it right the first time, ‘precision’ is not a term that was chosen lightly when Grant Millar’s business was first formed. He not only founded PCL 35 years ago, but has remained hands on and involved throughout all stages of his business. Where many start-ups fail after the first few years, Grant made sure his business was robust with dynamic systems and procedures to support it.

Having built an enviable track record in residential and light commercial construction for a broad spectrum of clients, Grant continues to work with Alliott NZ for professional advice covering all aspects of PCL.
 

Updates and insights from Xerocon 2015 Auckland

Written by Vanessa Williams on June 2nd, 2015.      0 comments

xerocon 2015 logo-522-869Alliotts has been involved with Xero since the beginning and we have seen its rapid growth to be major player in the small and medium business accounting software market.

Every year we make an effort to attend the conference to see not only the direction the company is heading but also the increasing number of add on products to Xero that continue to allow small business to get the benefits of more expensive systems.
 

Investing your money - Property & those Auckland house prices

Written by David Burt - Investment Specialist on March 20th, 2015.      0 comments

The facts are reasonably clear, but the causes behind the relentless rise of Auckland's house prices are less so.
 

Don't believe everything you read in the papers

If the media are to be believed, it is lack of supply that is driving prices up.  But this masks the real issue, and rather cleverly because there is some truth in the “we’re building too few houses” theory.
 
What drives up the price of anything in any market is: more money chasing each unit of the target (good, service, whatever).  Merely building fewer houses than an increasing population wants will not, in and of itself, drive up prices a single dollar.  It is the number of dollars chasing houses that is the key.