Join us for a free seminar where we will present the information you need to know about investing in today’s property market. Our team of experts from Mortgage Link, Quinovic, MAINTAIN TO PROFIT and UHY Haines Norton will share views and strategies to help you become a successful property investor, including: Successful tenant management, including…Details
Mark Morgan-Kemp from NZ 1st Financial Services discusses income protection for self-employed people. If you are self-employed it is worth comparing the differences between ACC’s cover products, ACC CoverPlus and ACC CoverPlus Extra, to ensure you will be adequately covered in the event of an accident. By definition, you are categorized as self-employed if you…Details
We are excited to have a new Associate join our staff. Andrew Scott will be based in Henderson, bringing with him 15 years of invaluable experience in accountancy firms in the Auckland CBD. He has experience with a broad range of clients and enjoys developing close working relationships that allow him to work together with…Details
Brothers Peter and Joe Babich of Babich Wines were honoured at this year’s Royal Easter Wine Show as inductees to its Wine Hall of Fame. The recognition was in honour of a single family’s contribution over almost 100 years (2016 is their anniversary of 100 years of family winemaking), as well as the individual contributions…Details
Congratulations to UHY client Nick Nobilo, who has been appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the wine industry. Kumeu-based Nick inherited his father’s ingenuity and skilfulness in winemaking, and can be credited with firmly cementing the family business House of Nobilo’s dominance in the industry. In 1974 Nick…Details
Our own UHY Haines Norton Director Tim Livingstone has been a trustee of the Lopdell House Arts Development Trust (re-established as the Lopdell House Development Trust) since its inception in 2002. The Trust was established to work with Auckland Council on a redevelopment of the heritage building, with the difficult brief of restoring a landmark…Details
The North West Business District Association has revealed the name that will be used to promote the area: NorthWest Country. The region covered by the Association incorporates Kaukapakapa, Helensville, Parakai, Kumeu, Huapai, Riverhead, Waimauku and Muriwai. The name NorthWest Country is part of new branding designed to illustrate the region’s strengths, give it a consistent…Details
Statistics New Zealand has launched a trial using Xero accounting software to automatically collect financial information. With the aim of providing a faster and more accurate view of businesses’ financial performance, SMEs using Xero’s cloud accounting software can opt to have financial information (such as profit and loss) automatically transmitted to Statistics NZ. If the…Details
On 8th May 2015, changes to use-of-money interest rates on underpayments and overpayments of tax came into effect:
- New underpayment rate is 9.21% up from 8.40%; and
- New overpayment rate is 2.63%, up from 1.75%.
For more information go to http://www.ird.govt.nz/how-to/debt/penalties/interest/interest-overview/.
Increases to paid parental leave payments have come into effect from 1st July 2015. The maximum weekly rate for eligible employees and self-employed parents increased from $504 to $516.85 gross per week. The number of weeks was extended from 14 to 16 weeks on 1st April 2015, and will increase again to 18 weeks from…Details
ACC is implementing a new system which will see the ACC levy portion of vehicle licensing fees (rego’s) reduce by an average of 41%. From 1st July 2015 onwards, light passenger motor vehicles have been assigned a levy band based on how well the vehicle is likely to protect its occupants from serious injury in…Details