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Findlay Sidekick covid-19 business planning packages

Date: 19th May 2020

In this critical time, your business may need advice from professionals to guide you through the covid-19 crisis. Our facilitated cashflow and business continuity planning service provides accurate and logical advice to


Wage Subsidy Extension announced

Date: 19th May 2020

A Wage Subsidy Extension payment will be available to support employers who are still significantly impacted by COVID-19 after the Wage Subsidy ends. The Wage Subsidy Extension will be available


How to apply for a small business loan with the IRD

Date: 15th May 2020

The Small business cash flow loan scheme (SBCS) has been introduced to support organisations and small to medium businesses affected by COVID-19. This adds to a number of changes the


How to create a cash flow forecast for your business

Date: 8th May 2020

A cash flow forecast is an important tool for business planning. And right now, understanding the cash coming in and going out of your business is vital. A cash flow


5 simple steps to prepare your business for end of financial year

Date: 29th April 2020

We completely understand that our clients have a lot on their plate right now – the end of this financial year has fallen in tricky times for many businesses. This


Fresh range of measures to assist businesses affected by COVID-19

Date: 16th April 2020

As of 15 April 2020, the Government has announced a suite of new measures to provide relief for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among the action points announced is


GST considerations for converting your Airbnb property to long-term residential rental

Date: 15th April 2020

With the large stock of short term rental properties in the Queenstown Lakes District, owners are now facing the prospect of either leaving their properties vacant, or changing them to


How to code your COVID-19 wage subsidy in Xero

Date: 14th April 2020

It’s pretty simple. Go to: Accounting – Chart of Accounts Account Type: other income Code: 495 (or something else around here if 495 is taken) Name: Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Description: Blank Tax:


Tax relief for businesses affected by COVID-19

Date: 9th April 2020

Tax relief and income assistance is available to people and businesses affected by the downturn in business due to COVID-19. If your business is unable to pay its taxes on


Limited 100% government funding for COVID-19 support from your accountant

Date: 27th March 2020

The government has released some limited funding for the Otago region to assist businesses with cashflow management and finance advice through a qualified provider. As accountants, we can help you


COVID-19 wage subsidy & leave payments: clarity around applications

Date: 26th March 2020

We are getting enquiries about whether clients can apply for both the wage subsidies and leave/self isolation support. Leave and self isolation support If you are an employer, contractor, sole


COVID-19 office closure: get in contact while our office is closed

Date: 24th March 2020

Our office is now closed to our clients and the public but we will be operating as per normal and we have built in systems to be able to support you


Business Continuity Planning for COVID-19: two webinars this week

Date: 24th March 2020

The impacts of Covid-19 on health and business are evolving quickly.  It is essential that every business has a plan for dealing with this outbreak.  Here are two webinars and


COVID-19 Alert Level 4: additional support for business

Date: 24th March 2020

Yesterday, 23 March, the Government announced: New Zealand moves up to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Restrict New Zealand to move up to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 – Eliminate, in


COVID-19: business support information documents

Date: 20th March 2020

Please find below downloadable PDF documents on Government support for businesses and employer advice regarding COVID-19, current as of 20.03.19: Wage and leave subsidy information 24 March 2020 update Business


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