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Strengthening our national and international capabilities

We are excited to announce that Hayes Knight has recently joined the Nexia International network, the 9th largest international accounting network in the world. Through our new network, we are looking forward to providing our clients with even stronger national and global connections. With a Nexia office in Christchurch and seven Nexia offices throughout Australia, the […]

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How to reduce your ACC levies

ACC levies can be a significant cost for businesses operating in high-risk industries such as forestry, construction, and road freight transport among many others. We see more and more clients burdened by the costs associated with operating in a high-risk industry while also paying significant ACC on wages to employees not involved in the high-risk […]

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Covid-19 Office Update

With a strong internal focus on technology and flexibility, our full team have continued working throughout the restriction levels, and we are now pleased to announce that our Albany and Newmarket offices are now open, albeit in a slightly restricted way. Both offices are following the Ministry of Health Covid 19 protocols which require contact […]

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Brightline Test for ‘Off The Plan’ Property Purchases

Most property investors in New Zealand will be aware that the Brightline Test for Residential Land dictates that gains from the disposal of residential land acquired and disposed of within five years will be taxable, subject to some exceptions.  Pretty straight-forward, right?  Well, like most tax legislation, there are areas that can catch taxpayers out. […]

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Access Covid-19 Funding Support with Hayes Knight

We are pleased to announce that Hayes Knight has been approved as a Covid-19 Service Provider with the Regional Business Partner Network (RBPN). If your business is registered with RBPN, then you may be entitled to up to $5,000 fully funded Covid-19 support. We have been approved for the following support services: Covid-19 Cashflow forecasting […]

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Government’s SME Cashflow Loan Scheme

On 30 April the Government announced the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme (Scheme) which will lend funds of up to $100,000 to businesses employing 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees. This announcement is the latest in a number of significant business support measures that the Government has introduced to mitigate the impact Covid-19 is having […]

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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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