2017 Budget Commentary

Issued 26th May 2017 The 2017 Budget announced on 25 May 2017 is a balanced budget with a few tax concessions. I.e., changes to the personal marginal tax bandings and increases in the Working for Families entitlements. The budget also makes provision to provide resilience against any future shocks to the economy. The Government reported…

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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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On a Lighter Note

An accountant is someone who solves a problem you didn’t know you had in a way you don’t understand. Why are accountants always so calm, composed and methodical? They have strong internal controls. How does Santa’s accountant value his sleigh? Net Present Value. Be audit you can be. What’s the difference between tax avoidance and…

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