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Hayes Knight rebrands to Nexia

One of Auckland’s leading mid-sized accounting firms has adopted a new name to reflect its global network. In April 2020 Hayes Knight joined the Nexia International network, the 8th largest international accounting network, to provide clients with stronger national and global connections. From 1 April 2021, Hayes Knight has rebranded to Nexia New Zealand, joining […]

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Government drops a bomb on residential rental owners

This morning there was certainly no kindness shown by the Labour Government to residential rental owners. As if landlords were not already dealing with enough given the Healthy Homes Standard, the rental loss ring-fencing, the current 5-year brightline test, and the tough new tenancy rules, they will now have to deal with a 10-year brightline […]

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COVID Resurgence Support Payment

The Government has introduced legislation for the Resurgence Support Payment (RSP). When the Government activates the RSP, viable businesses that experience a 30% drop in revenue due to the COVID alert level increasing to 2 or higher for a minimum of 7 days can apply for the RSP. The RSP is available nationally even if […]

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Window of opportunity for asset deduction closing

The opportunity for business owners and landlords to take a full tax deduction for new assets costing $5,000 or less is rapidly disappearing. The temporary increase in the low-value asset threshold from $500 to $5,000 will end on 16 March 2021, at which time the threshold will reduce to $1,000. The Government introduced the temporary […]

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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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COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy

Yesterday the Government announced a 2-week COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy payment that will be available for employers, the self-employed, and independent contractors, who are financially impacted by the resurgence of COVID-19 and changes to Alert Levels. The resurgence wage subsidy is a nationwide wage subsidy which covers the period Auckland is at Alert Level 3 […]

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Covid-19 temporary office closures

In line with the Government’s announcement, the Hayes Knight offices in both Albany and Newmarket, will temporarily close from midday Wednesday 12 August 2020. We anticipate reopening when the Government announces Auckland has moved to Level 2. During this period our team are working remotely from home. Please continue to contact your Hayes Knight advisor […]

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Jacko Gill’s road to Tokyo

Hayes Knight has been a sponsor of top performing athlete Jacko Gill for a few years now. Our support has allowed Jacko to compete at international competitions in the lead up to representing New Zealand in shot put at the Tokyo Olympics that were originally scheduled for this month. We recently asked Jacko how the […]

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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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