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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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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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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Queenstown houses on hill by lake
Nov 10

Queenstown Landlord Guide: Avoid Accidentally Breaking the Law

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With a rental housing shortage in Queenstown most local landlords are genuinely doing their best to manage their rental properties, but you may be finding yourself stretched. The Queenstown Lakes District is pressed for both short and long-term rental accommodation. And as a result of the ever-changing tenancy law, inexperience, or unfamiliarity with…

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Oct 30

Queenstown Hospitality Businesses in IRD’s Spotlight

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A heads up to Queenstown restaurant and cafes, Inland Revenue are in town! As part of its hidden economy campaign, Inland Revenue sent compliance staff to search and/or make unannounced visits to several Queenstown hospitality businesses. Cafés, restaurants, bars and takeaways were the focus of the campaign which follows the successful prosecution of five…

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Queenstown mountain lake and road
Oct 14

Xero Small Business Sessions coming to Queenstown

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The Xero Roadshow is coming to you! This December, Xero will be coming to Queenstown for their Small Business Sessions to share how online accounting software can change the way you run your business. You’ll learn how Xero can help you spend less time on your accounts, and more time doing what you…

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Oct 2

Xerocon Brisbane 2019: A Rock Concert for Accountants!

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Holy moly, Xerocon is like a rock concert for accountants! We set off for Aussie, Katrina, Thijs, Suzanne and Lindsay, ready to learn more about Xero over the two-day conference in Brisbane. What we got was so much more! We have come away feeling inspired, excited and keen to share some cutting edge…

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Sep 28

Queenstown Landlord Guide: Important Law Changes

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With skiers and winter travellers in the Queenstown region chasing the late season snow, things are only briefly slowing down as we move into summer season. The rapid rate of expansion over the past decade has far exceeded the resort’s housing capacity, and both demand and yields continue to rise. The bustling alpine…

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Sep 4

Queenstown Business Guide: Why You Need a Small Business Mentor

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Small businesses fuel the New Zealand economy. The saying “small but mighty” is rather fitting, as small businesses make up 97% of the total number of businesses in New Zealand, employing 29% of all employees, and contributing an estimated 26% of New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However the early life of a…

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