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Ready, AIM… fire!

Date: 19th April 2018

The new financial year brings with it a new option for paying provisional tax, the Accounting Income Method (AIM). This new ‘pay as you go’ income tax method is a


Get ready for End of Financial Year!

Date: 16th March 2018

With 31st March looming, it’s time to start thinking about getting your accounts ready to hand over to your accountant so here’s a handy End of Financial Year Checklist to


Kiwis On a Mission

Date: 15th March 2018

If there’s one thing that the team at Findlay & Co really like (besides accounting), it’s supporting a great sporting event. Especially when that event is not only utterly crazy,


Minimum Wage to Increase 75c Per Hour

Date: 6th March 2018

By law, every year the Government must review minimum wage rates. With this year’s review the Government have decided on an increase in the adult minimum wage from $15.75 to


New Tax Rules For Contractors

Date: 5th February 2018

From 1 April 2017, there are several changes to tax rates and forms for contractors. There are new guidelines for employers, labour hire firms and recruitment companies, as well as


It’s a Good Idea to Pay Your Taxes On Time!

Date: 2nd February 2018

For new debts from 1 April 2017, the 1% on going monthly penalty will be scrapped for income tax, GST and some other payments. However, the immediate penalty that applies


Changes to Provisional Tax Payments

Date: 30th January 2018

The Government wants the new tax system to fit in with how businesses operate, and not the other way around. Provisional tax is being reformed, so that small businesses have


Job Hacks for Work Life

Date: 17th January 2018

Here are three handy dandy job hacks to make work-life in 2018 just that little bit sweeter. You’re welcome. Number One Hello Slack In their owns words Slack is: Where


Get ready for payroll changes from 1 April 2018

Date: 9th January 2018

If your business is using a manual paper-based or spreadsheet-based system, or off-line software for your payroll, you may like to consider modernising before the beginning of the new financial


5 considerations for short-term holiday house rental

Date: 28th December 2017

If you’re one of the many home owners in the Queenstown Lakes District taking advantage of the buoyant short-term holiday house rental market, you’ll know that there are good returns


Attain balance and freedom these holidays!

Date: 13th December 2017

It’s the festive season and time to enjoy a little rest and relaxation. So here’s some light reading for your holidays. Download the Findlay & Co Holiday e-book here:  


Get your pre-holiday cashflow sorted

Date: 7th December 2017

We don’t want to put a damper on your summer holiday plans, but as you are probably aware, provisional tax and GST payments are due on 15 January. The timing


Quick Tip: View contact emails in Xero

Date: 27th November 2017

Here’s a neat way to see all your customers’ and suppliers’ information in one place. Simply connect your Gmail or Office 365 account to view emails to and from your


Join the Xero club: the Xero Small Business Collective

Date: 15th November 2017

Realising that there is a huge thirst in our business community for all things related to cloud accounting and keeping accounting simple, we’ve decided to form a club…. introducing the


Succession planning for your small business

Date: 30th October 2017

Stepping away from, or selling up your business, is a massive life event. You may be overwhelmed by emotion and, without proper succession planning, this may lead to poor decision


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