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Budget 2018 - Did someone call it boring? Budget 2018 - Did someone call it boring?

Unlike recent Government Budgets, the media (so far) has been fairly unopinionated on Budget 2018 or the Finance Minister for that matter. Commentators have instead labelled the Budget as a “restrained Budget”, “National-lite”, “pale blue”, “predictable” and “fiscally restrained”. Overall it seems most believe the Coalition Government has however largely delivered on its election promises.

Newmarket Business Awards Finalists Newmarket Business Awards Finalists

Congratulations to all finalists announced for this year’s Newmarket Business Awards. Hayes Knight is a proud sponsor of the Business Awards.

GST on Online Sales GST on Online Sales

GST will apply to most low-value imported goods from 1 October 2019

Is AIM right for you? Understanding the new provisional tax option Is AIM right for you? Understanding the new provisional tax option

AIM (Accounting Income Method) is a new provisional tax payment method that small businesses can use from 1 April 2018.

Auckland drivers to bear the brunt of new fuel tax Auckland drivers to bear the brunt of new fuel tax

Draft legislation for the proposed regional fuel tax was introduced to Parliament late last week, (Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill (38-1)) and is expected to be passed in June with an implementation date from 1 July 2018.

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Rental Losses to be Ring-Fenced Rental Losses to be Ring-Fenced

Another so-called tax ‘loop-hole’ about to be closed

Planning to purchase a property? - bright-line extension expected in March 2018 Planning to purchase a property? - bright-line extension expected in March 2018

On Thursday, 15 February 2018 Revenue Minister Stuart Nash announced the current 2-year bright-line rule will extend to 5 years, with the change expected to be in place by the end of March 2018. The aim of the extension is to “help dampen property speculation and make homes more affordable”.

Staying in the Sweet Spot Staying in the Sweet Spot

For the majority of business owners we deal with one of their key goals is growth. In fact, there is a general fixation on growth within New Zealand, but as we’ve seen with the recent growth in the Auckland population, growth often comes hand in hand with pain.

Australia makes changes to GST on low value imported goods Australia makes changes to GST on low value imported goods

In the ongoing global struggle for countries to compete for taxes, Australia has now moved to collecting GST on low value goods.
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