Entries by Anna Patchett

IRD Website

IRD have developed a new website called ‘Changing for You’ which outlines IRD’s ideas on how managing your tax may become simpler for small businesses in the future Please visit www.changingforyou.ird.govt.nz to have a look as IRD would appreciate your feedback on the site

Scam emails

It is obvious to most when we receive emails from someone purporting to have $250 million waiting for us to collect that it is a scam email and we just hit the delete key, however scammers are getting much more creative. An article in the June issue of Consumer about a builder’s email account being hacked, an […]

Victory Primary School benefits from $15,000 donation from local business

Below is a recent article from the Nelson Mail about one of our clients, Vortex Spas making a very generous donation to help local kids. Photo is courtesy of Nelson Mail & Fairfax Media Congratulations Andrew, what a great initiative.   A generous donation from a local business has helped Victory Primary School provide food for disadvantaged pupils. […]

Chapman ER courses we can recommend

The Ultimate Team Leader This workshop is our most popular and develops your team leaders and supervisors in areas that enable them to be better than average; they can become the ultimate team leader. Date:  Wednesday 15 June 2016 Venue: Chapman Employment Relations, 56 Waimea Road, Nelson Time: 9am – 12.30pm Cost: $265 + GST (discounts apply for […]

Company information

Something you may not be aware of is just how much information about companies is freely available public information. The information about all companies on the Companies Office website includes Company number and date the company was formed Shareholder names, addresses and number of shares held (not value) Director names and addresses Documents filed for a […]

Tax Refund Services

Tax Refund Services are advertising heavily at the moment. Rest assured, that if you are a client of ours that we prepare tax return(s) for, we will calculate your tax refund/payment due. If you believe you are owed a tax refund for past years, before you became a client but within the last 5 years, we can […]

Ways to Manage a Remote Workforce

If you operate a business that requires your employees or yourself to be mobile or work remotely from home, then you may be familiar with the unique challenges this can present. With the advanced technology available; companies cutting back on expensive office space and overheads; employees demanding more flexible working arrangements and wasted hours spent […]

Changes to Provisional Tax

The Government has recently announced a proposal to change the way provisional tax is calculated and paid. The new method is called the Accounting Income Method and is based on accounting income per a business’ software and payments would be made more regularly throughout the year. Implementation is not due until 1 April 2018, so we […]

Modernising Parental Leave

The Employment Standards Legislation Bill which came into effect on 1 April 2016 brings some changes to Parental Leave, including: Parental leave payment period extended to 18 weeks Parental leave payment extended to non-standard workers and those who have recently changed jobs Entitlements extended to a wider range of permanent arrangement carers with primary responsibility of […]

Fair & Productive Work Places

The 1 April 2016 legislative changes also address the zero hour contracts and includes changes to hours of work commitments and what employers can expect from employees and aims to increase certainty for both parties. When the employer and the employee agree to hours of work, those hours must be stated in the employment agreement […]