Staff News: December 2016

We are delighted to welcome a new Senior BAS Accountant to our Henderson office. Gopalakrishnan Ramachandran (Gopi Ram) has substantial international accounting experience, including an Audit Manager role in India and Accountant for a specialist Chartered Accounting practice in Botswana. Gopi, his wife and two children migrated to New Zealand over 10 years ago, where…

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Client News: Michael Cooper’s 25th Anniversary Milestone

Congratulations to Michael Cooper, who has released a 25th anniversary edition of “New Zealand Wines: Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide”. This is an impressive achievement unmatched in New Zealand by any other annual (with the exception of a cricket almanac and rugby annual). Back in 1990, Michael published “Michael Cooper’s Pocket Guide to New Zealand Wines…

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Taxing Matters: December 2016

Previously, we advised that business gifts to customers comprising of food and drink were 100% tax deductible for income tax purposes. However, Inland Revenue have now changed their position on the classification of these items. As of 1st September 2016, gifts of food and drink are now classed as ‘entertainment expenses’ and are therefore only…

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