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Our blog will give you quick updates on tax , tips for Xero and recipes ( no, not really!),

and anything else we are thinking about…

Employers – Payday filing is coming

Employers – are you aware the payday filing starts from 1 April 2019? This means that for all employers instead of filing an Employer monthly schedule (IR348) every month, you will file an Employment information schedule ...read more

REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE

Repairs and maintenance is a common and necessary activity undertaken by business and property owners.  The nature of the activity means that it could be regular as part of an ongoing maintenance programme, intermittent, or just ...read more

ENTERTAINMENT – WHAT CAN I CLAIM?

Entertainment is an important part of business. It may be building up business relationships with existing or potential clients or keeping staff happy and if it’s related to helping you earn income then it may be either partly ...read more

Are you a contractor or employ contractors – then this Article is a must read

Contracting has been a hot topic this year with changes to the tax requirements for some contractors. We are commonly asked about expenses, GST and income tax for contractors, the summary below will give you an overview. We would ...read more

If we have passion don’t need to worry about Robots… Tim Leberecht

While artificial intelligence can replace any skill that’s routine or extremely complex, AI can’t replace social skills such as persuasion, empathy, character, or teaching. It is not very good at things we humans find ...read more

Contractors – Accounting for tax withheld in Xero

If you are using Xero then is a simple matter to set up a bank rule that calculates from your bank payment received the amount of contracting income, GST and tax withheld. Here is a link to adding a bank rule ...read more

Dragons Den

Great day representing Laurenson Chartered Accountants as a guest judge for the Wellington heats of the regional Dragons Den competition!Laurenson CA was proud to be a contributor to such an important community/youth development ...read more

A pilot with Equifax gives small biz access to big business tools in AU and NZ – credit indicator reports

As any small business owner knows, getting paid on time and maintaining a healthy cash flow are key for the survival of a business. According to a recent survey*, 62% of small businesses don’t think they could survive the next ...read more

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