Month: October 2013


Costs of Administration – How much is too much?

By Hayes Knight – 24 October 2013 Increasingly some charities and not-for-profit organisations are becoming concerned about their level of admin costs. So what is an acceptable level of admin costs? Is there a magic number or percentage? The past few years has seen a huge sector-wide increase in the availability and visibility of not-for-profit […]

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Did you have, or do you have, a foreign superannuation fund?

| Did you have, or do you have, a foreign superannuation fund By Shelley-ann Brinkley – 17 October 2013 If so, the tax rules are changing from 1 April 2014 and you may be affected For those of you who have an overseas superannuation fund, or have transferred or made a withdrawal from that fund […]

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Changes afoot!

By Hayes Knight – 17 October 2013 There is a lot of change happening at present in the world of NZ financial reporting and financial markets law – and whilst 2013 has been a year of progress, much is still not quite locked down! Here is a quick snap shot of the progress of the […]

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Is Membership Dead Or Dying?

By Hayes Knight – 14 October 2013 Are you involved in an incorporated society? Is your incorporated society struggling to attract and retain members? Are you noticing that many people now just seem to want a more casual involvement? If so it is likely that these issues will be starting to impact the future sustainability […]

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New Tax Avoidance Interpretation Statement – what does this mean for SMEs?

| Tax Avoidance and IRD’s Interpretation Statement and SMEs By Phil Barlow – 10 October 2013 Inland Revenue released a draft interpretation statement in June 2013 updating the Commissioner’s view of the laws on tax avoidance in New Zealand. This draft statement is intended to replace Inland Revenue’s previous statement on the general anti-avoidance rule […]

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