COVID-19 and tax for the self-employed

POSTED BY admin ON THE June 2nd, 2020

As part of their COVID-19 response, the IRD has introduced a number of measures aimed at alleviating the financial pressure on those who are self-employed. Tailored tax rates and exemptionsSelf-employed workers who have had their income significantly affected by COVID-19 and no longer fit in their current withholding rate can apply for a tailored tax […]

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Improving your hiring process as a small business

POSTED BY admin ON THE June 2nd, 2020

Small businesses coming out of COVID-19 may be looking to expand and grow as quickly as possible to prepare for a changing economy. One of the ways you can effectively grow your business is by improving your hiring strategy and making sure it is efficient. Analyse and catalogue your needsTo make sure your hiring process […]

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Creating a business cash flow forecast

POSTED BY admin ON THE June 2nd, 2020

Small business owners are often faced with stressful financial decisions and periods of uncertainty. Having a cash flow forecast can help your business avoid cash shortages by allowing you to track whether your spending is on target, prepare for business expansion, plan for upcoming cash gaps and plan budgets. Here are some tips on cash […]

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Conducting your business’ health-check

POSTED BY admin ON THE May 28th, 2020

With the current economic slowdown, now is the perfect time to review your business strategy and conduct a business “health check” to come out the other side improved and ready to go. Analyse whether or not your business is in the state that you want it to be in and any improvements you can make […]

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How you can support your employees through COVID-19

POSTED BY admin ON THE May 19th, 2020

Supporting your employees during chaotic times as an empathetic leader will improve your relationships within your business and boost personal confidence. Here are some ways you can support your employees mentally and financially during these uncertain times. Be open with your employeesAs businesses implode due to current economic circumstances, employees want transparency and closure over […]

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Increasing workplace flexibility

POSTED BY admin ON THE May 14th, 2020

Businesses now working from home can take the opportunity for employers to learn from the experience and consider new work structures coming out of COVID-19. This could mean increased flexibility for employees when it comes to working remotely. Here’s why you should consider flexible work arrangements with your employees. Increase productivity Flexible work arrangements can […]

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Requesting for your KiwiSaver funds early due to financial hardship

POSTED BY admin ON THE May 14th, 2020

Inland Revenue has announced that those experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 may be eligible to withdraw their KiwiSaver funds early. In addition to applying for an early release, you can also apply for a KiwiSaver savings suspension in the event that you want to stop further contributions being made from your wages […]

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Marketing your business during COVID-19

POSTED BY admin ON THE May 4th, 2020

Marketing your products and services during a global crisis may not always seem appropriate. Not only is it harder to create content with COVID-19 restrictions on you and your staff, but it is also important to make sure that your marketing is considerate and appropriate, otherwise your customers may view you as being insensitive. Keep […]

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Managing money on a low income

POSTED BY admin ON THE May 4th, 2020

Increasing living expenses and commitments can make it challenging to manage and save money, especially for low income earners. Here are some tips that may help you reduce financial pressures on a low income… Prioritise high-interest debts:If you have a lot of different debts to pay off, prioritise them by their interest rates. Paying off […]

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COVID-19 tax relief for businesses

POSTED BY admin ON THE May 4th, 2020

The Inland Revenue will provide all New Zealand-based businesses struggling to pay their taxes due to COVID-19 with various forms of tax relief. Here’s a breakdown of the key relief strategies applicable to your business during these tough times. Penalties and interest write-off:Businesses unable to pay their taxes on time due to financial strain caused […]

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