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What does the new Labour Coalition Government mean for tax? What does the new Labour Coalition Government mean for tax?

So, we finally know the make-up of the New Zealand Government (Labour, NZ First and the Greens) yet we still don’t know what tax policies are going to change – and we won’t know until sometime next week at the earliest.

Franchise - the growth sector comes of age Franchise - the growth sector comes of age

Hayes Knight has been a key sponsor of the Franchising New Zealand Survey since the survey was recommissioned in 2010, after a period of 7 years when no nationwide survey was undertaken. The last survey was carried out in 2012 and the most recent survey results were released in July 2017. Undertaken collaboratively by Griffith and Massey Universities and supported by the Franchise Association of New Zealand, the ‘Franchising New Zealand 2017’ report provides a current profile of the sector.

Gold Bullion...to tax or not to tax Gold Bullion...to tax or not to tax

So you’ve decided you’ve missed the boat with buying an investment property – the horse has bolted so to speak – and you’re not confident in putting your money in the international share market, what with the uncertainty with Brexit and particular political wannabee heavy weights antagonising each other over the Pacific Ocean.

Back in control Back in control

The clock was rapidly running down for Mark Wilson

Going the distance for Spinal Injury Charity Going the distance for Spinal Injury Charity

Hayes Knight Director Tristan Dean is heading to the USA early next month, raising money for the Catwalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust by taking part in the iconic New York Marathon, the largest Marathon in the world.

New FBT Motor Vehicle Interpretation Statement signals a change in practice New FBT Motor Vehicle Interpretation Statement signals a change in practice

For many years the application of the FBT rules for motor vehicles has been subject to interpretation. Various views have been issued by the Commissioner which has led to some uncertainty as no particular statement seemed to cover all situations. The main aim of this new Interpretation Statement (IS) is to update and consolidate all previous Inland Revenue statements on FBT and motor vehicles. The new IS is 57 pages long however there are a number of key points you should be aware of.

Want more cash in your pocket?... temporarily Want more cash in your pocket?... temporarily

Provisional tax changes

Bright-line test for residential properties Bright-line test for residential properties

In 2016 we wrote about the bright-line test for residential property and how a change of trustee in a trust would trigger the two-year bright-line period. This was an issue for trusts who had owned residential properties prior to the introduction of the bright-line legislation.

Finding the Sweet Spot for your Business Finding the Sweet Spot for your Business

I’ve been having a number of conversations recently with clients as to where is the sweet spot for their business. If we think of a sweet spot, most of us can relate to this term in sports. The spot at which on say a golf club or cricket bat hits the ball and it effortlessly flies where you want it to go.

Hayes Knight appoints Rod Brown and Josh Soo to growing management team Hayes Knight appoints Rod Brown and Josh Soo to growing management team

Hayes Knight is delighted to announce two new key appointments of Rod Brown and Josh Soo to their growing client management team. Both Rod and Josh bring a wealth of experience, having previously worked at BBR Chartered Accountants and BDO respectively.
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