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Master the basics and success will follow

Running a business can feel overwhelming and confusing to an entrepreneur who’s just starting out, and the inherent difficulty in maintaining good oversight is one of the most important reasons that so many startups fail in their first few years….

Residential Land Withholding Tax (RLWT)

From 1 July 2016, residential land withholding tax (RLWT) will be deducted from certain residential property sales. You will be able to claim the RLWT deducted as a tax credit in your end-of-year income tax return. In some situations, it…

The need for a referral economy

“People influence people. A trusted referral influences people more than the best broadcast message. A trusted referral is the Holy Grail of advertising.” – Mark Zuckerberg Founder and CEO, Facebook. Word-of-mouth recommendations from family, friends and colleagues, have always been part…

The implications of BrEXIT

On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom voted, by a slim margin of 52% to 48%, to leave the EU. This is an unprecedented event that immediately impacted global financial markets and now affects negotiated global trade deals. What’s next…

2016 Budget Report

No News is good news? Finance Minister Hon Bill English revealed no tax surprises in the 2016 Budget Speech. Rather, the message from the Minister of Finance is that New Zealand is heading in the right direction and trends are…

Business vitals: where to look to avoid default

The vast majority of companies in New Zealand are small or medium sized businesses. The people behind these businesses usually have a strong desire to earn enough profit to enable significant returns for the organisation’s shareholders. However, the reality is…