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Tax Working Group final report

On the 21st of February, the Tax Working Groups final report on the ‘Future of Tax’ is due.  The working group was established by Government, chaired by Sir Michael Cullen, and tasked with reviewing the structure of the tax system.  Formed ostensibly to improve the…

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Ring fencing of Rental losses

Originally signaled in March 2018, in a discussion document, draft legislation to introduce the ring fencing of rental losses has been released just in time for Christmas.  The rules that are proposed will bring to an end the ability for taxpayers to offset losses from…

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Managing Christmas Leave

Written by Human Resource Adviser, John Brosnan, CooperAitken Ltd. 2018 is racing along and Christmas is fast approaching. Some stores have had their Christmas decorations up for months, maybe just to frighten us. With Christmas, we will have the usual requests for leave, requirements to…

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Meet Amy.

Meet Amy, one of our newly appointed Directors, based in our Morrinsville office.  Amy was born and raised on a lifestyle block in Te Kauwhata, overlooking Lake Waikare.  As the daughter of an eel fisherman, Amy spent much of her childhood exploring creeks and ponds…

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Payments of tax

Inland Revenue has released very recently an exposure draft on when they will consider a payment of tax to have been received on time.  This statement has the most impact for taxpayers who wish to pay by a cheque and in particular a post-dated cheque. The…

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