Xero Roadshow is in town

If you are a small business, or thinking about starting one, the Xero Roadshow is in Wellington at Te Papa on Tuesday 13 November 2018. Learn how Xero can help you spend less time on your accounts, and more time doing what ...read more

Celebrating Diwali in our Upper Hutt office

On Tuesday 6 November 2018 we celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, with our Upper Hutt team Divya and Ravina.  Divya and Ravina treated us to a selection of curries and sweets to celebrate this festival ...read more

Motor Vehicle Expense claims

There are 2 options when it comes to claiming motor vehicle costs for your business. Whichever you decide to use, you need to complete a logbook to calculate what your business portion of mileage is. Firstly we have outlined the ...read more


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 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

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