Month: October 2017

Special Mentions…

Articles Special Mentions… Trevor Cooper steps down as Director… Trevor Cooper recently stepped down as a Director of CooperAitken, after nearly 30 years. Although Trevor is no longer a Director, he is still very much a part of the CooperAitken team. He will be continuing his work here on a Consultant basis, working 3 days from our Morrinsville Office and 2 days in Thames. Trevor will help his current …

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Moving Day Tips

Articles Moving Day Tips Remember to count your livestock and supplement on hand Complete a house inspection (both of the property you are moving out of and the one you are moving into). Get the tenancy clause of your IEA signed to confirm in both cases the properties are up to standard (or agreed issues). …

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Possible changes to the deductability of farm house expenditure

Articles Possible changes to the deductability of farm house expenditure Rory Noorland, Associate and Chartered Accountant, CooperAitken. Changes are being proposed by Inland Revenue regarding to the deductibility of farm house expenditure.  This replaces a number of long-standing policies concerning the deductibility of expenses relating to farms and farmhouses. These policies originated in the 1960s …

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Maintain property inspections on farm

Articles Maintain property inspections on farm By John Brosnan – Human Resources & Business Development Advisor As employers, farmers have to make sure any accommodation they provide is free of Methamphetamine (P). Farm houses failing methamphetamine tests are becoming too common. Farm houses are attractive targets. But it is not just P labs that cause …

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More than just accountants

Articles More than just accountants Walton dairy farmer Colin Sinclair admits it was a steep learning curve when his farm business expanded and he took on more staff. Sinclair and his family run two farms, milking a combined 750-800 cows. When the second farm was purchased it put extra pressure on all aspects of Colin’s …

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‘P’ and your Trust’s property

Articles ‘P’ and your Trust’s property Did you know that local insurance companies have numerous claims for Methamphetamine contaminated properties? “Nearly a quarter of homes built for a brand new state housing development in Christchurch have already been contaminated with ‘P’ less than a year later.” – Stuff.co.nz (15 March 2016) Read more here Attachments P …

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