Year End Tax Planning Checklist

Posted March 3, 2017
Category Taxation
The end of the financial year is fast approaching.  This is a good time to consider your year-end accounting and tax position.  If you want to minimise your profit or tax or check that you have paid enough during the year, it is best to start thinking about it before 31 March.

Below is a checklist of items you should consider before 31 March, some of which may help you reduce the amount of tax you have to pay for 2017 and some of which may make the year-end accounts process faster.

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Making Tax Simple - Changes for 2017

Posted February 16, 2017
Category Taxation

In  last year's budget there were a number of measures designed to simplify the tax processes.  These have now been enacted and in this post we cover those changes that come into effect from 1 April 2017.  As with all tax simplification, sometimes the result imposes extra burdens on business owners.  Labour- hire companies is a case in point.

While some of the changes will start from 1 April 2018, here's a short outline of the changes that come into effect in April 2017.


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Getting Stuff Done

Posted December 6, 2016
Category Profitability

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The Taxman Cometh

Posted February 25, 2015
Category Taxation
We have been noticing increased IRD investigation and review activity over the past year.  This is not unexpected because the government has been putting increased funding into this area from the last few budgets.

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The 7 Day Start-Up

Posted September 30, 2014
Category Business Growth

If you're a new business, or want to start a business and don't know where to start then this book is for you.  And it's free on Kindle for this week only.  

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3 Reasons Your Business Needs A Budget Now

For many, the word ‘budget’ is about as appealing as the word ‘diet’.

It seems to imply what you will go without, rather than what you will achieve.
To a successful business owner, however, the word ‘budget’ has a very different meaning.

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A Trap That Causes Many Businesses To Go Broke, While They’re Making a Profit

Posted May 27, 2014
Category Cashflow
There’s a saying in business, “You can go broke making a profit.” And another, “Cash is king. Profit is theory.”

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Wrong answer, Dean Barker! (Campbell Live Fail)

Dean Barker still in the 'woe is me' phase gets interviewed by John Campbell (Campbell LIVE is so much better than that cheap twitter trash on Seven Sharp)
'The America's cup is my life' says Deano begging for his job back. 'I gave my heart and soul', he assured us.

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Then I just walk away.

Remember that ad with the Chinese guy that sprays the moss on his path, or whatever it was, then just walked away.   A bit later he comes back & it's starting to die, and he just walks away.  And so on, until the path is completely moss-free.

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Technology in the Board Room

The application of technology in business is a bit like a roller-coaster.  It seems to take ages to take the long slow ride up to the top, before you're launched over the edge into a mind-blowingly quick and scary ride.  Right now, how technology use in business has just about done that big climb.  And the fast & scary ride where you hardly have time to catch your breath before the next twist and turn is upon you is about to start.

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