Things to consider before hiring an intern

POSTED BY admin ON THE January 22nd, 2020

Hiring an intern can sound like a win-win situation; the intern gets an opportunity to learn and boost their career, you get some extra help generally at a lower wage rate than regular employees. However, it is important to first think about if an intern would be right for your company before you make the […]

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Introducing Better Later Life

POSTED BY admin ON THE January 15th, 2020

Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034 is the Government’s plan to provide older New Zealanders with a better quality of living. The strategy was launched on 1 November 2019. Designed to ensure everyone gets the chance to live well as they get older and create opportunities for everyone to participate, contribute […]

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Deducting holding costs for privately used land

POSTED BY admin ON THE January 9th, 2020

Inland Revenue released a consultation document in October 2019 regarding the deductibility of holding costs for private uses. Holding costs are expenses including interest, insurance, repairs and maintenance. The document proposes three options for the treatment of holding costs for periods when land is used privately: Apportion the holding costs between private use and the […]

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Creating a successful work team

POSTED BY admin ON THE January 9th, 2020

If you’ve never had a bad teamwork experience, then you’re often considered to be very lucky. Creating a successful team at work can be challenging as it forces people with a range of opinions, values, work styles, work goals and past experience to work together in proximity. To help build a successful team, certain measures […]

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Closing the office for the holidays

POSTED BY admin ON THE January 9th, 2020

As the holiday season approaches, the workplace often gets more relaxed as things wrap up. However, closing the business for the holidays usually isn’t as simple as turning the lights off and heading home for a few weeks. There is often a lot of preparation and work that needs to be done before everyone leaves […]

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Doing market research for your business

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 11th, 2019

Market research is key to developing relevant and effective business strategies as it helps you understand your industry, customers, competitors and market trends. Undertaking both primary and secondary market research can allow you to boost your business’ success if you utilise the information to improve your product/service and marketing strategies. There are a variety of […]

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Pros and cons of hiring an intern 

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 4th, 2019

With so many eager school-leavers looking for employment opportunities, hiring an intern can seem like a good way to offer work experience to someone without the risks of a long-term commitment of a regular employee. However, you should consider whether hiring an intern would be the best move for your business. Here are some pros […]

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Record keeping for KiwiSaver

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 4th, 2019

Keeping track of KiwiSaver amounts for individuals and contributions for employers is key in ensuring you are receiving the money you are entitled to. Individuals can view contributions made through their My KiwiSaver account. My KiwiSaver shows contributions when they have been processed through an employers payroll report. This can take up to three months […]

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What to include in a business partnership agreement

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 27th, 2019

Entering into a business partnership can come with conflicts and misunderstandings between you and your new associate. This is why having a written agreement that clearly outlines your rights and responsibilities is important for maintaining a healthy business relationship between partners. Here are some key areas to include in your partnership agreement: Name of partnership: […]

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Paying resident withholding tax 

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 27th, 2019

Resident withholding tax (RWT) is the tax deducted on interest paid to New Zealand tax residents on their deposit accounts. Your bank, fund manager, or a custodian deducts RWT from your interest or dividend amount before they pay you. The amount of RWT you have to pay varies for each person depending on your tax […]

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