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    Count On It - The Budget Process
    26 April 2017
    So why do businesses go through the budgeting/planning process? Budgeting provides users with a financial framework they can work within. Budgets encourage businesses to look ahead into a finite period of time and establish a plan outlining objectives they wish to achieve and how they will be achieved, whether the objectives are financial or non-financial.
    Taxation - What you need to know
    20 April 2017
    An overview will be provided on provisional and terminal tax, GST, tax rates, PAYE and FBT and use of money interest. Attendees will be taken through a question and answer session to reinforce the learning. The presenter will also answer any questions that may be unique to the business owner.
    Capital Gains Tax On Rental Properties
    19 April 2017
    The National Government’s capital gains tax on land became law back in October 2015. How unsuspecting property owners are still finding themselves unexpectedly caught by the new rules.
    Colliers Market Update
    19 April 2017
    Hosted by the Critical Point Network on 17 May 2017. The team from Colliers will cover a brief market overview of the current commercial property environment, highlighting the four main investment categories, identifying external market forces impacting on the commercial property landscape and briefly discussing the market outlook.
    Staff Inductions
    12 April 2017
    With any new hire, most organisations want a new employee to ‘hit the ground running’ and more often than not, due to work demands, the induction process (aka ‘on-boarding’) is ad hoc, under-rated and under-prepared. So what are some key areas to include in an induction checklist? The following is a good start:
    Directors Roles And Responsibilities
    10 April 2017
    Times are changing and the expectation of directors’ responsibilities have increased and changed. This is as a result of the economic and regulatory influences driven by global financial issues and local factors such as the finance company failures and the Pike River tragedy. These issues put the spotlight on directors, resulting in legislative and regulatory compliance becoming more demanding.
    Good Governance In Practice For Small Business
    5 April 2017
    The vast majority of New Zealand companies are small and medium privately owned businesses. We’ll look at some of the governance issues faced by those smaller firms, and how to address them.
    Good Business Good Governance
    5 April 2017
    'Good' corporate governance matters to all shapes and sizes of organisations. It does not matter whether you are a small start-up or a major global corporate.
    Tax Talk: Withholding Tax Changes – Labour Hire Firms
    3 April 2017
    Significant changes to the withholding tax regime come into force from 1 April 2017. These are the key changes, allowing recipients of withholding payments to elect their withholding rate (with minimum rates applicable) and to extend the regime to all payments made to contractors by labour hire firms.
    New Service Launched to Assist in Identifying Fraud
    2 April 2017
    Are you concerned about your business’s exposure to fraudulent activity? Would you like some assurance that the payments you make to your suppliers are all legitimate? Do you have appropriate procedures in place when checking your payments for approval or authorising bank transactions? Our Audit team has introduced a new service which assists in the identification of fraudulent or unusual activity, therefore providing your business with added confidence around anomalies in data.
    Taxpayer Friendly Changes Are About To Land
    2 April 2017
    The May 2016 Income Tax Bill is expected to be enacted any day now. Included in the Bill are some very helpful and tax friendly changes that will benefit a number of our SME company clients.
    Tax Talk: Large Taxpayers - Common Tax Issues Identified By Inland Revenue
    30 March 2017
    Inland Revenue have recently published details of some of the issues identified from the BCP process in the 2015 tax year. These issues were identified from a mix of voluntary disclosures following further information requests and audit letters and also from issues found during audits. These issues can apply to enterprises of all sizes. For your information, we identify the top 10 issues.
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