Month: April 2020


Online Client Portal

In response to client demand, we have adopted a Virtual Cabinet Online Client Portal to improve the security of your confidential documents and our communication.  The Online Portal will encrypt documents and will provide efficiencies with signing documents through enabling electronic signatures. Security Unlike email and other traditional communication platforms, our new client portal transmits […]

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Covid Business Support Funding

Over the next 12 months, businesses will have access to partially funded tailored specialist support services for a variety of issues, such as business continuity planning, finance and cash flow management, HR and staffing. In circumstances where the services are in relation to Covid-19 support, the services can be fully funded. These services will be […]

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Trust Health check – is your trust still fit for purpose?

Due to changes being introduced by the new Trusts Act it will be prudent to undertake a health check on your Trust this year. Many trusts have been set up for the purposes of achieving asset protection, estate planning or structuring efficiencies, and those purposes are more than likely still valid today. The new Trusts […]

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Window of opportunity for Healthy Home improvements

COVID-19 has had a massive impact worldwide and the New Zealand government has responded by making a number of short-term changes to the income tax rules to encourage growth in the economy. One of the changes is a temporary increase in the low-value asset threshold from $500 to $5,000 through to 16 March 2021, with […]

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Navigating your way through a Recession

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the world economy at an alarming pace. Economists and politicians are now expecting the rest of the world (including New Zealand) to go into recession. With New Zealand’s and many other countries borders closed, it is timely to ascertain the likely impact this will have on […]

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Covid 19 update

Hayes Knight continues to operate throughout all of the Covid 19 alert levels and you can contact the team using the main office line, direct dial phone lines or email. At alert levels 3 and 4 our office will be closed and all meetings will be conducted online. You can forward records to us via […]

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SME Relief Package

Yesterday, the Minister of Finance announced a package of new measures to provide relief for SME businesses impacted by Covid-19 in addition to those measures already released. The new measures include a tax loss carry-back scheme, introduction of the ‘same business test’ for tax loss carry forward, ability of IR to modify tax timeframes and […]

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