Entries by Neil Hodgson

Airbnb – sleepless insurance risks

Many New Zealanders are using accommodation websites such as Airbnb, Bookabach or similar to host guests in their homes for a little extra income or to assist with mortgage repayments. However, inviting strangers into your home can bring added risks, and insurers, and brokers alike, are encouraging property owners to make sure their home is safe and protected when listed.

Zoom Consulting

Business Systems Software Specialist and Consultant Emily Thompson is a business systems and software superstar. Using Xero accounting software and other add on software platforms, she can design a software solution for your business, implement the systems, then train you and your staff. She supports businesses within the Nelson/Tasman region and throughout New Zealand with […]

Personal Grievances – When a Win is actually a Loss

A recent personal grievance case between Philipa Johnson and the National Business Review (NBR) resulted in a win for the employee, which actually ended in a financial loss for her when all was said and done. The Employment Relations Authority determined the employee was unjustifiably dismissed. However, the sting in the tail for the employee […]

Closing or selling your business?

We see many employers who decide to close down or sell their business and haven’t realised their good faith obligations extend to consulting with their employees before they make the final decision. In a recent case a Whangarei woman whose employment was terminated because the business was closing down has been awarded more than $6000 for humiliation and other entitlements because she […]

Foodbank Donations

Even in Nelson, the place we love to call home and where we own businesses, or work and play there are people who miss out on some of the very basic things many of us take for granted – like food on the table! The Nelson organisations who provide precious food to those who need […]

Foreign superannuation audit activity has begun

If you have moved to New Zealand from another country you should be aware of the concession IRD put in place whereby taxpayers who transferred their foreign superannuation interests to New Zealand and did not address the taxation implications were given the opportunity to include 15% of the amount transferred in their 2014 or 2015 Tax […]

Changes to Property Rules & Bright-Line Test

From the 1st October 2015 new rules come in to force surrounding the buying and selling of property in New Zealand, including a new test designed to catch and tax individuals making profits from the sale of properties that they have owned for only a short period of time. From October 1 all NZ residents […]