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Tax Updates: 24 June 2024
Welcome to this week’s review of tax issues where Richard comments on what’s been happening in the world of tax over the past week. If you have a question or would like a second opinion on any national or international tax issues, please contact Richard via email at Employee share loans & associates Inland Revenue (IR) has […]
What tax deductions can you claim as a business owner?
New Zealand has officially entered a recession, and as a business owner, you’re likely feeling the pressure of high inflation and rising borrowing costs. Reducing your tax bill legally and effectively is now more critical than ever. Here’s a guide to help you maximise your tax deductions. 1. File your tax returns on time [...]
Financial literacy and relationship property: a guide for Family Office children
Children in Family Office environments have the unique advantage of growing up with considerable financial resources at their disposal. However, with this privilege comes the responsibility of managing wealth wisely and understanding the legalities surrounding relationship property. In many of the families we work with, financial management often falls into the hands of an individual. [...]
Companies that thrived during a recession (and how they did it)
New Zealand business recession stories In 2006, Rod Drury founded Xero, a cloud-based accounting software company in New Zealand. When the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) hit in 2008, businesses struggled, but Xero saw an opportunity. They recognised that small businesses would look for cost-effective and efficient solutions to manage their finances remotely. Despite the recession, Xero focused [...]
Understanding GST – A guide to the Goods and Services Tax
What is GST? The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a consumption tax charged on most goods and services in New Zealand. The current rate is 15%. GST is added to the price of taxable goods and services, and businesses are responsible for collecting this tax from their customers and paying it to the Inland Revenue [...]