Entries by Anna Patchett

IRD Look Alike Email

There is currently a phishing email (again) being sent out that claims to be from Inland Revenue. It suggests you have a tax refund due and a link to click on. Do not click on any links, as this in itself may trigger a virus download. Inland Revenue will never send an email that asks […]

Seven Deadly Sins of Business

The following was originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald but we think it applies to every business no matter where it is located. Sins – every business owner is guilty of them now and again. But which deadly sins could bring your business down? If there was a small business bible, these would surely […]

Child Support reform changes are coming

IRD have announced that major changes are being made to the child support scheme, starting next year. These changes are the first major overhaul of the child support scheme in 20 years. They reflect that life has changed a lot for families during this time. Currently child support payments are based on the paying parent’s […]

What happens if you don’t pay IRD?

You are likely to have seen the recent news coverage about the arrest, at the airport, of Terry Seripisos when he arrived back in New Zealand after being overseas for a number of months. It appears his arrest was for unpaid Child Support payments he was supposed to pay several years ago. While most people […]

IRD Payments

From 1 October 2014 you’ll need to make sure Inland Revenue receives your payment on or before the due date to avoid penalties and interest. Posting it on the due date is no longer good enough; IRD must have your payment on or before the due date.

Employment Matters – Absences

Employment matters with thanks to Chapman Employment Relations An employee had applied for annual leave to go overseas, but I turned it down because I already have two staff off at that time. He has come back to me and said he is going anyway. I am really angry about his attitude and I really […]

New Zealand Tax Residency

To be treated as a New Zealand Tax Resident an individual needs to be in NZ for 183 days in a 12-month period or have a permanent place of abode. There has been some recent development around the issue of permanent place of abode to establish New Zealand Tax Residency. If you are leaving NZ […]

Medical Incapacity – Four Common Mistakes

Employment matters with thanks to Chapman Employment Relations Are you looking to possibility of exiting an employee who is not attending work often enough (or at all), due to injury or ill health? Read here to learn about four common mistakes that are made in the process of medical incapacity.  Not meeting with the employee […]