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PKF New Zealand

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12 07 2018

Tax Facts 2018

Download PKF's handy Tax Facts flyer packed with everything you need to know about tax for 2018 including tax return dates, PAYE, income tax rates, donations tax and much more.

17 05 2018

BUDGET 2018: A “rebuild” or a budget of “broken promises”?

The blathering is over! Does the first Labour budget honour the promises it made to voters? Does it try to keep the business community onside?

24 08 2017

PKF Asia Pacific Regional Meeting in Queenstown September 2017

Our 2017 regional meeting will take place in Wanaka, New Zealand from Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September. Wanaka is in the South Island of New Zealand near Queenstown, about an hours drive from Queenstown airport.

17 08 2017

Rogue Letter in Circulation

If you have a NZ Registered Company, you may have received a letter similar to this in the mail. Please do not respond to this letter or pay any money as it is fraudulent. If you are unsure about any company correspondence that you receive, please don’t hesitate to contact your local PKF office.

24 07 2017

IRD Random Audits – are you prepared?

If your business or individual return is subject to a random audit, enquiry, investigation or review their will be additional charges involved for us to liaise with the Inland Revenue, research their questions and provide responses etc. In some cases, when there are complex environments, unusual circumstances, multiple years or multiple companies and trusts, these costs could add up quickly. In order to mitigate the cost to your business of an unexpected IRD audit, enquiry, investigation or review we are offering our clients Audit Shield Master insurance.

18 07 2017

Fringe Benefit Tax Calculation for Close Companies

Close companies that provide their shareholder-employees with a motor vehicle for private use are required to register and pay FBT on that benefit, with some exemptions. On the other hand, sole-traders and partners of a partnership who use a motor vehicle as part of their business are not required to register and pay FBT on that motor vehicle.

11 07 2017

Don’t forget to consider your tax cashflow

Typically, this is the time of the year when businesses have terminal tax payments falling due (largely February or April depending on your circumstances), along with the final instalment of 2017 provisional tax for March balance dates due in May, the financial year end can put a lot of pressure on a business’s cashflow.

04 07 2017

Buying or selling – keep your business information confidential

When it comes time to put a business on the market, it is likely that there will be a number of prospective purchasers interested in finding out more about the business and potentially conducting due diligence investigations.

03 07 2017

Handshakes not enough when it comes to commercial leases!

There are countless cases of business owners striking trouble when it comes down to leases for property. While our nature is often to accept a verbal proposal and build on a connection or acquaintance we have made in order to ‘strike a deal’, this approach leaves too much room for misunderstanding and can have serious consequences for business owners.

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