Changes to KiwiSaver

KiwiSaver and HomeStart On 1st April 2015, the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant was introduced in place of the KiwiSaver first-home deposit subsidy.  The HomeStart grant provides eligible buyers with up to $5,000 for individuals and up to $10,000 for couples to put towards the purchase of their first home, where it is an existing home.  For…

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Fraud is Here!

Fraud is a deliberate deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain. Fraud is both a civil wrong i.e., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud and/or recover monetary compensation; and a criminal wrong i.e., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities. Fraud is becoming more common…

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Budget Commentary 2015

Issued 22nd MAY 2015 The 2015 Budget announced on 21st May 2015 has identical priorities to the 2014 Budget. The four priorities are: Responsibly managing finances Building a more productive and competitive economy Delivering better public services Rebuilding Christchurch The Government reported that: The economy grew 3.0% and forecasts 2.8% growth on average over the…

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Announcing Our New Kumeu Office

If you have been driving through Kumeu you may have noticed that UHY Haines Norton has opened a new office at 329A Main Road, Kumeu (formerly the ANZ Bank).  Our strategy to provide professional services to clients from Kumeu and the surrounding districts came to fruition with the recent incorporation of local accounting firm Kumeu…

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Making Tax Simpler: The Government’s Green Paper on Tax Administration

Jim Martin, UHY Haines Norton’s Head of Tax, comments on the possible impact on businesses of the changes discussed in the recently released Government Green Paper “Making Tax Simpler”. The government recently issued a document entitled “Making Tax Simpler.  A Government Green Paper on Tax Administration”.  In the words of the Ministers of Finance and…

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