Month: October 2012


Changes to the taxation of lease inducements following public consultation

By Phil Barlow – 24 October 2012 Following an initial public consultation period, there has now been a few changes to the proposed legislation around the taxation of lease inducement payments offered by commercial landlords. One of the major changes being the date the new rules will take effect. The following alterations have been made […]

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Changes to the taxation of lease inducements following public consultation

Following an initial public consultation period, there has now been a few changes to the proposed legislation around the taxation of lease inducement payments offered by commercial landlords. One of the major changes being the date the new rules will take effect. The following alterations have been made to the proposed legislation: The legislation once […]

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The five key factors for success

By Brendon Cutler – 23 October 2012 “So how is it going out there?” As a trusted business advisor and accountant this one of the most common questions I get asked from clients on a weekly basis. In the current economic landscape clients look to their accountant for insight. With clients ranging from small sole […]

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The five key factors for success

“So how is it going out there?” As a trusted business advisor and accountant this one of the most common questions I get asked from clients on a weekly basis. In the current economic landscape clients look to their accountant for insight. With clients ranging from small sole traders to multi-million dollar businesses across international […]

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Act now to take advantage of student loan repayment bonus

By Phil Barlow – 18 October 2012 The voluntary repayment bonus that has been available to student loan borrowers since 2009 is being removed from 1 April 2013. The bonus scheme was intended to encourage faster repayment of student loans by borrowers by offering a 10% bonus for any repayments of $500 or more, over […]

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Changes looming for FBT

By Phil Barlow – 9 October 2012 An Official’s discussion paper was released earlier this year which, amongst other things, proposed taxing salary trade-off benefits. Whilst in concept many would believe this to be a move in the right direction, the suggested proposals appeared to be extremely wide. The Minister of Revenue, Peter Dunne, has […]

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The importance of having a flexible trust deed

By Shelley-ann Brinkley – 1 October 2012 Trusts continue to form an important role in the wealth management strategy of many Kiwis. Beside the need to ensure that your trust can adapt to stay true to its purpose, a recent statement from the Commissioner of Inland Revenue further highlights the importance of having a flexible […]

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