Xero Tips and Tricks

As more and more of our clients make the move to Xero for their accounting software, here are some of our tips for keeping your Xero system efficient and accurate. Issue # 1: Coding-suggested transactions that can lead to some transactions being incorrectly coded. Solution Xero’s “suggested transactions” feature is quite clever and it’s tempting…

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Henderson – Lincoln – Central Park Business Improvement District

Tim Livingstone explains the benefits a Business Improvement District programme would provide to the businesses and residents in the Henderson – Lincoln – Central Park area. Voting for the proposed Henderson – Lincoln – Central Park Business Association is now underway. The Business Improvement District (BID) programme is a public-private agreement between Auckland Council and…

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Home Sweet LTC

UHY Haines Norton’s Managing Director Grant Brownlee explains how property purchasers can benefit from the right property structuring techniques. It was suggested to me recently by one of my clients that I share this little story as it may be of assistance to other clients. My client had been trying for some time to sell…

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Accountancy Network UHY Haines Norton Announces New Melbourne Firm

National accounting and advisory network UHY Haines Norton has added a new Melbourne office, with local firm Cohen Fasciani joining the Australian and New Zealand network. UHY Haines Norton chairman, Michael Coughtrey, said Cohen Fasciani had a strong synergy with the member network and would strengthen the firm’s national and international offering. “In such a…

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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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