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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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When is the Right Time to Sell Your Business

Written by Greg Millar on May 10th, 2021.      0 comments

business for sale-340We may not get to choose exactly when to sell (or ‘exit’) our business or the terms of that sale. But we can try to control the process so we get the outcomes we want. This article provides guidelines on preparing to sell your business, whether the sale is imminent… or a decade or more away.
 

Xero Multi-Factor Authentication

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 3rd, 2021.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608To make sure Xero users continue to have account security, Xero is making Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) mandatory for all Xero customers globally in the year ahead.

 

Managing Cash Flow Through Scenario Planning

Written by Greg Millar on April 27th, 2021.      0 comments

green light-658How are you forecasting cash flow in these uncertain times? Whether your business is thriving or under pressure, precise cash flow management is important, especially in an unpredictable environment. Scenario planning is one way businesses can strategise about their future and make better decisions. 
 

Knowing your financials is vital for success in 2021

Written by Vanessa Williams on April 19th, 2021.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-6292020 lost some great companies, and the years to come will take more. So how can you begin protecting yourself and your investments when the landscape is still shifting below our feet?
 

Tesla’s Rise Reveals Weak Points of Indexing

Written by Michael Beech on April 12th, 2021.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431Index additions and deletions are typically a routine affair, but the recent announcement by S&P that Tesla would be added to the widely tracked S&P 500 Index stirred up quite a lot of attention.
 

Real estate sector allowable deductions

Written by Greg Millar on April 6th, 2021.      0 comments

race-341Real estate operators claiming private expenses, but not keeping logbooks or other business records to support a deduction, are on the IRD's radar.
 

NZ Paid parental leave

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 29th, 2021.      0 comments

dad and bub-468Now’s the time to let staff know applying for paid parental leave just got easier.
 

NZ Brightline rules and interest deductibility

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 24th, 2021.      0 comments

house hands-626In an effort to control rising house prices, the NZ government has implemented tax changes in regard to residential investment properties.

 

NZ minimum wage increase

Written by Greg Millar on March 22nd, 2021.      0 comments

employees-352The minimum wage is increasing on 1 April 2021. Are you ready?

 

Filing your EOY Tax post COVID-19

Written by Greg Millar on March 15th, 2021.      0 comments

deadline-225From new rules to keep cash flowing to staff reimbursements and allowances, we've got you covered this tax time.
 

Alliotts team returns to Newmarket office

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 8th, 2021.      0 comments

green light-658We're back! After a week in lockdown here in Auckland, we’ve returned to work in our Newmarket offices.
 

NZ Resurgence Support Payment & Wage Subsidy

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 5th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusA reminder about the Government support available for business operators: the COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment and the Wage Subsidy.

 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy March 2021

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 3rd, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusFurther details are now available on the March 2021 Wage Subsidy. You'll be able to apply online from 1PM on Thursday 4 March 2021 and payments start from Monday 8 March 2021.

 

Auckland COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Lockdown

Written by Greg Millar on March 1st, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusFrom today 1 March 2021, the Alliotts team will be operating from home offices and available to assist with all your accounting, tax and business needs.
 

COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment now available Resurgence Support Payment activated

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 22nd, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusOn 17 February 2021 the Government activated the COVID Resurgence Support Payment. Eligible businesses will be able to apply for the payment from tomorrow Tuesday, 23 February 2021.

 

COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Lockdown

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 15th, 2021.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusFrom today 15 February 2021, the Alliotts team will be operating from home offices and available to assist with all your accounting, tax and business needs.
 

NZ payday filing

Written by Greg Millar on February 9th, 2021.      0 comments

xero payroll-221From 1 April, the Inland Revenue will require all employers to use the new payday filing format (version 2).
 

Scott Jago appointed Alliott Global Alliance’s Asia Pacific Regional Chair

Written by Vanessa Williams on December 21st, 2020.      0 comments

AGA square icon (100x100)Alliott Global Alliance is delighted to confirm the appointment of Scott Jago, Partner at Allan Hall Business Advisors, as Regional Chair of the Asia Pacific regional membership, effective 1 January 2021. Scott will follow in the footsteps of Vanessa Williams.
 

Are you observing Cash Management Best Practices?

Written by Vanessa Williams on December 14th, 2020.      0 comments

NZD calculator-857How do your cash management processes stack up against best practices? This topic came to prominence in 2020 and the most resilient companies will continue these best practices as "business as usual". For ideas and examples of making the most of your cash resources, read on. 
 

2021 Business Planning

Written by Greg Millar on December 7th, 2020.      0 comments

2021 goals 100x100Business leaders are looking ahead to next year and considering what to prioritise. Data can play an important part in these decisions… provided it is used wisely. Our article contains ideas on how data can explain the drivers of your business and where you should focus your efforts.