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Elimination as a strategy
We all like to control our environment. It makes us feel safe. The problem is we all seek to do that in our own way, and by default no one can ever control our environment to the extent that they might wish. If collectively we were successful there would be no uncertainly, no risk, no […]
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Tax Updates: 27 May 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 richard@gilshep.co.nz. Opting out of GST electronic marketplace rules Inland Revenue […]
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Jolie Feng
Previous ProfileNext Profile Jolie FengBachelor of Business Junior Intermediate BAS Accountant/Bookkeeper Jolie’s accounting journey began in 2003. She started as a humble bookkeeper, navigating through the intricacies of balancing ledgers and reconciling accounts. With each passing year, she delved deeper into the world of finance, steadily climbing the ladder from entry-level positions to eventually [...]
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A few words from our future CEO
As Bruce has done, I will start by summarising my journey so far. I began my career in Chartered Accountancy at a large mid-tier firm in 2003. I worked across two offices for two partners for nearly ten years. Looking back, I was lucky to have worked for the first partner (and manager), as I […]
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Passing the torch of succession
We all know that our time is finite; sudden succession is traumatic for everyone. When death and disability sneak up on you, it creates uncertainty and angst for everyone around you: customers, teams, family, shareholders, everyone. We all crave certainty, and few achieve a certainty we welcome. While sitting at the top of the business, […]
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The power of position
There’s an awful lot of doom and gloom out there right now. And for pretty good reasons. The graph below caught my eye this week and probably sums up a fair chunk of what’s going on: Distribution of mortgage rates across the stock of mortgage lending This chart shows the distribution of mortgage rates paid […]
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All things pass
It now seems we have a label for the condition we are facing as an economy. It is not a new label – the recession. Don’t kid yourself that this is somehow different to the last four years; it isn’t. It started in March 2020, with the Covid scare and global reaction. Now we are […]
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Growing your business through networking
Full disclosure: I’m a marketer and a networker. They both work as growth strategies for your business, but I don’t think I could choose one over the other. If I networked my ass off, those I connected with would still probably check me out online, so my marketing game would need to be [...]
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Tax Updates: 20 May 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 richard@gilshep.co.nz. TCO Public Guidance Programme Inland Revenue (IR)’s Tax Council […]
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Tax Updates: 13 May 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 richard@gilshep.co.nz. Electronic filing exemption Inland Revenue (IR) has issued a […]
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Tax Updates: 6 May 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 richard@gilshep.co.nz. Technical decision summaries I don’t want to sound like […]
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