Month: October 2017

New Provisional Tax Rules

Articles New Provisional Tax Rules New Provisional tax rules have come into force for the 2018 income tax year.  The two major changes provide not only a simplification of the provisional tax rules but also opportunities for tax payers to manage their provisional tax liabilities much more effectively. Change One – Safe Harbour One of …

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Four Quick Facebook Tips

Articles Four Quick Facebook Tips our Quick Facebook Tips Are you trying to grow your social media following? Have more influence and increase engagement with your brand? Here are a few basic tips to help you towards success: 1. Have a unique URL Setting a unique URL for your business Facebook page makes your page easier to find easier to share and its looks professional and branded. Facebook defaults …

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Farm House Deductibility Changes

Articles Farm House Deductibility Changes Farm House Deductibility Changes The Commissioner of Inland Revenue has recently announced changes to the deductibility of farm house expenditure for farmers.  For the majority of our clients there will only be a change in the default percentage that can be claimed from 25% to 20%.  However for a small …

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IRD Scam

Articles IRD Scam An example of of an Email Scam

The importance of using the market value for your property

Articles The importance of using the market value for your property Rory Noorland, LLB BMS CA, Chartered Accountant, Associate, CooperAitken The Commissioner of Inland Revenue has recently released guidance on determining the market value of accommodation that is provided to employees. When an employer provides free, or subsidised, accommodation to employees, the market rental value …

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AgriSmart wins Activate 2.0 Tech competition

Articles AgriSmart wins Activate 2.0 Tech competition We are excited to celebrate the success of AgriSmart software, which recently won a national innovation contest.  AgriSmart, developed by Imran Raza (CooperAitken Director), Stu Meads and Mark Crarer, was specifically designed for NZ dairy farmers to improve compliance in the dairy industry. If you haven’t yet heard of it, AgriSmart keeps track of working hours and alerts management when employees …

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