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Use KiwiSaver to buy your first home

POSTED BY admin ON THE August 12th, 2019

You may be entitled to the KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant after you have been contributing to your KiwiSaver for three years. The Grant is administered by Housing New Zealand which operates outside of KiwiSaver and will be paid to your solicitor. What are the grants?There are two HomeStart Grants. These are: For purchasing an existing home, […]

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Understanding KiwiSaver for employers and employees

POSTED BY admin ON THE July 15th, 2019

KiwiSaver is New Zealand’s approach to a taxpayer-subsidised, personal retirement savings regime. Under the scheme, employers make payroll deductions for each employee through the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax system. Employees are required to save these to a KiwiSaver account. Here are some of the key features of KiwiSaver that employers and employees should […]

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Why you should check your KiwiSaver tax rate

POSTED BY admin ON THE June 18th, 2019

Inland Revenue has identified that 450,000 people have been paying the wrong rate of tax on their KiwiSaver accounts and other managed funds. This highlights the importance of understanding what rate of tax you should be paying on your KiwiSaver, and to check that you are paying the correct amount. The implementation of a new […]

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Take advantage of government contribution to your KiwiSaver

POSTED BY admin ON THE May 20th, 2019

To help you add savings into your KiwiSaver account, the Government will make an annual contribution of up to $521 to all contributing members over the age of 18. Over a KiwiSaver member’s working life, the government contribution could be worth as much as $36,000. Check your eligibility:The Government contribution stops when a member reaches […]

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Succession planning for small businesses

POSTED BY admin ON THE March 8th, 2019

Retirement is a big commitment and even more so for those who are self-employed or run their own business. All the factors that go into the decision to retire are magnified with a business to consider. Selling or closing are not the only paths if you choose to move on, this is why succession planning […]

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KiwiSaver benefits

POSTED BY admin ON THE February 7th, 2019

A KiwiSaver account is a great resource for compiling and saving for your retirement and future security. It is a voluntary, government-run initiative designed to help you financially plan ahead, but what exactly are the benefits? Here are a few ways having a KiwiSaver account would aid you throughout your life. Member Tax Credit:This credit […]

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Impacts of overseas travel on your KiwiSaver

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 26th, 2018

KiwiSaver members who go overseas for an extended period will not receive all the benefits their accounts usually give them. Find out what you are entitled to when you go away so you can make the right financial moves. Contributions while you are awayYour contributions will automatically stop once you cease work in New Zealand […]

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KiwiSaver investors should stay calm after market drop

POSTED BY admin ON THE October 26th, 2018

The Retirement Commissioner Diana Maxwell has urged KiwiSavers to remain calm after the steep decline in world share markets has affected savings. The NZX-50 Index dropped 3.65 per cent on 11th October and had since slowly edged up by 1.17 per cent. Maxwell urged KiwiSaver investors to remain calm and refrain from meddling with their […]

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Divorce and your KiwiSaver

POSTED BY admin ON THE August 29th, 2018

Going through a divorce is an extremely difficult experience; among the emotional challenges are the financial issues, particularly when you consider what will happen to your KiwiSaver? The good news is the balance in your KiwiSaver prior to the relationship is safe and will not be divided between you and your partner when you divorce. […]

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KiwiSaver for new employees: what you need to know

POSTED BY admin ON THE August 3rd, 2018

Upon hiring a new employee, there is a range of obligations and responsibilities you will have to meet when it comes to KiwiSaver. Start the enrolment process Firstly, you will be required to check whether they are eligible to join KiwiSaver. The employee needs to be enrolled in KiwiSaver (providing they are eligible for automatic […]

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