Entries by Anna Patchett

Employment Agreements Require Updates Now

We encourage you to update your employment agreements immediately as last years amendments to the Employment Relations Act are due to come into force for existing employees very soon. The new requirements, which relate to working hours, cancellation of shifts and restrictions on secondary employment, will apply from 1 April, 2017. The wording of some […]

Deductibility of Farmhouse Expenses

IRD have released a Statement considering the deductibility of expenses relating to a farmhouse that forms part of a farming business. The general rules of deductibility and apportionment applies, ie you will be able to claim a percentage based on values and usage. However, the minimum deduction of 25% for all farmers has been reduced to, […]

Tax Refund Companies

Yes, it’s that time of year again – the tax refund companies are back advertising! Remember, if you are a client of ours, that we automatically check your tax situation so will advise you if there are any refunds due. These tax refund companies take a percentage of any refund due. So, if you have […]

7 April Tax Payments

IRD will again be sending reminder letters or texts to some entities with tax to pay on the 7th April. This means you may receive two payment notifications, one from us and one from IRD for the same payment. Please follow the instructions on the email/letter received from Savage & Savage.

Barbican Training Centre

Barbican Training Centre is an organisation we love to recommend to our clients, they provide outstanding training for people new to business or those who want to improve their business management and IT skills. The popular no fee, 36 week, ‘Certificate in Small Business Management’ is starting again in March 2017. The programme is designed […]