In recent months there has been a huge increase in the number of scam emails being sent purporting to be from IRD. Some are very realistic (see example below). If you get any emails like this DO NOT click on the links in the email or reply to it, you could be downloading a nasty […]
About Anna Patchett
Anna first visited New Zealand from Sweden in 2000. She enjoyed it so much she returned here in 2002 to live. Anna (pronounced Arna) quickly established herself in Nelson and at Savage & Savage. Anna had her first child in 2009 and after a short break is back with us three days a week. Anna prepares annual accounts and works with our tax systems. Anna has also been studying at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology(NMIT).
Out of work Anna and her partner make the most of the outdoors lifestyle Nelson has to offer as well as taking care two very special children, Dylan and Mikayla.
Entries by Anna Patchett
Harbour Light Bistro on Wakefield Quay may not be hanging over the water but the views are spectacular from the elevated dining room where diners at every table can be entranced by the environment as well as the wonderful food. I remember when Buzz Falconer set up the restaurant many years ago and while it […]
The sole director and shareholder of Direct Auto Importers and Cheap Deals on Wheels, Vishaal Sharma, had claimed that his employees were contractors and had denied owing them their minimum entitlements. Following a Labour Inspectorate investigation however, the Labour Inspectorate disagreed. The failure to categorise his employees correctly resulted in fines of $65,000 to his […]
This is a column written by Neil Hodgson and first published in the Nelson Mail, about one of our clients Emma Heke and her business Heke Homemade Herbals. These herbal teas have become firm favourites in our office and we think you should try them too. I have known Emma Heke for many years, I have always […]
There are two main changes to parental leave payments that have taken effect as of 1 June 2017. The start of the parental leave payment Employees may use up their leave entitlements prior to the start of their 18-week parental leave payments starting, even if this takes them past the baby’s arrival. Leave entitlements include […]
You may have seen the recent IRD advertising campaign about changes to provisional tax. We think the ads are misleading. There are no changes to who is required to pay provisional tax, a tax payer will still be required to pay provisional tax if your tax at the end of the previous year was more […]
The matter of how Tax Agents, particularly tax refund companies has been raised in the media again and the most recent article comes with a warning about how your refund could be paid into their bank account even if you do your own tax return online. At Savage & Savage we never receive client tax […]
The purpose of the Privacy Act 1993 is to promote and protect individual privacy – in particular to establish principles on: collection, use, and disclosure of information relating to individuals and access by individuals to information held about them. Below are some common misconceptions and facts about your Privacy, rights and requirements courtesy of the Privacy Commissioner NZ. Q 1. True […]
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 […]
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, […]