Mar 31

Preparing for End of Financial Year 31 March 2020

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McClean & Co are here for you and ready to prepare your 2020 Annual Accounts and Tax Returns. If you are a client of McClean & Co, we require you to accept our 2020 Annual Accounts Terms of Engagement in order to start your end of year financials. This will be emailed out to…

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Mar 17

Government COVID-19 Business Support Package: How You Can Get Help

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Yesterday the Government announced its business support package, noting it is one of the largest packages in the world on a per capita basis. The $12.1 billion package includes: Initial $500 million boost for health $5.1 billion in wage subsidies for affected businesses in all sectors and regions, available from today. Businesses need…

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easter eggs in basket
Mar 16

Queenstown Employer Guide: A Refresh on Rules Around Public Holidays

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Easter is coming up so now is the time to get across holiday leave obligations so you can be confident in the information you deliver to employees or colleagues. Most of the NZ public holidays fall in the first half of the year. For contingency and forward planning, this Stuff article might give…

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Feb 19

Queenstown Meeting Rooms Available for Clients

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We are enjoying our new offices in the Chester Building, Queenstown. They are light and smart. (Thanks to RAW Building for our renovations!) As part of our new and improved work space we now have three meeting rooms: The Boardroom This is set up with a table, 6 chairs, wifi and TV with…

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Japanese culture
Feb 16

Business Advice Where You Least Expect It

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Work-life balance can be a daily battle for any business owner, with work inevitably infiltrating into everyday life if not kept in check. Although this can be wearisome for even the most dedicated business owner, there is a silver lining: there are many valuable lessons about business which can be learned from outside…

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deck chairs by holiday house
Jan 29

Queenstown Property Investor Guide: Key Considerations for Short Term Accommodation Providers

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It’s no secret that the Queenstown Lakes/Central Otago area sits comfortably as one of the most expensive regions in New Zealand when it comes to average house purchase prices, not to mention the high living costs. It’s hardly surprising that it’s become a popular choice for home-owners to jump on the short term…

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fence and house
Jan 23

Queenstown Property Investor Guide: Ring-Fencing Rental Losses

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With a significant number of rental properties in the Queenstown Lakes District, the changes to tax legislation around rental income and the implementation of ring-fencing is likely to hit close to home. At the end of this financial year, this change will have come into full effect, meaning rental property owners could be…

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beach deck chairs
Dec 10

Holiday Employment Law Q & As

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As the holiday season approaches, many of our clients are in full-swing getting projects finished before Christmas, or ramping up operations in anticipation of the busy summer season business. No doubt this means your staff are working at full steam so it’s a good time to look at some employment law issues that…

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Nov 29

Xero: Beyond the Accounting Software

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With over 2 million subscribers worldwide, Xero is fast becoming one of the most popular online accounting software options available today. It’s not surprising – Xero truly understands the concept of ‘user friendly’, has an exceptional New Zealand based technical support team and all at a very reasonable monthly cost. However, one of…

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builders on construction site
Nov 24

Construction Industry Warned About Undeclared Cash Jobs

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Recently the hospitality industry in Queenstown was under the Inland Revenue spotlight and now tradies are the centre of attention. In their Get It Right campaign, the IRD has warned that tradies who do undeclared cash jobs could be hit with penalties or convictions. Cash leaves a trail Cash jobs leave a trail…

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