Month: October 2011


T3 talk preparing for succession

Lack of preparedness in succession planning by baby boomers looms as one of the single biggest issues facing New Zealand businesses. We invited three experts to T3 to share their thoughts on the succession landscape. T3 welcomed three special guests, our panel of experts, to the last session (October 26): Aaron Wallace, Hayes Knight John Kirkwood, Hesketh […]

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Professional advisers advised against acting as trustees.

A number of family trusts in New Zealand include such people as independent co-trustees, which typically include professionals, such as the family lawyer or accountant. On 19 October the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (‘NZICA’) released a statement advising professional advisers against acting as trustees. Why the warning? Well the Inland Revenue (IRD) has […]

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Financial Reporting Changes for the Charitable Sector

By Hayes Knight – 6 October 2011 What are the proposed changes to the financial reporting requirements for charities? How are they being created? Who will be affected by the changes? When are charities expected to use the new reporting requirements? What are the proposed changes to the financial reporting requirements for charities? At present […]

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Don’t miss out on your donation tax credit!

By Shelley-ann Brinkley – 5 October 2011 Are you missing out on your donation tax credit or deduction? Over the past couple of years there have been significant changes to the treatment of donations for individuals and companies: the cap on the donation tax credit claims have been increased, access to donation tax credit claims […]

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