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COVID-19: Alert Level 2 Info

COVID-19: Alert Level 2 Info New Zealand remains at Alert Level 3. Following the Prime Minister's announcement, new information has been released to help businesses prepare for a move to Alert Level 2. Click here for more information. https://www.business.govt.nz/covid-19/workplace-operations-covid-19-alert-levels/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BG_AlertL2_7May2020&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.business.govt.nz%2Fcovid-19%2Fworkplace-operations-covid-19-alert-levels%2F Source: www.business.govt.nz ...

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Message from Stephen to all our valued clients

Please watch the video below for a message from Stephen to all of our valued clients. Disclaimer: The information and advice contained in this video and on this web site is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek professional advice from ...

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Important Covid-19 Information from the Government

The Government has released some very useful information on the current Covid-19 situation. This includes:  Guidelines for businesses on how to operate safely during Covid-19  Q & A’s for all businesses  Q & A’s for Retail and Hospitality  Q & A’s for Services  Q & A’s for Employment matters  Lots of examples of different business types and what they can do under Level  2, 3 and 4 Please ...

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Insolvency Relief for Businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Government will be introducing legislation to make changes to the Companies Act to help businesses facing insolvency due to COVID-19 to remain viable, with the aim of keeping New Zealanders in jobs. The temporary changes include: giving directors of companies facing significant liquidity problems because of COVID-19 a ‘safe harbour’ from insolvency duties under the Companies Act enabling businesses affected by COVID-19 ...

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COVID-19 Latest update from government

Please click on this link to view the latest update from the Government on modifications to the COVID-19 wages subsidy and leave schemes. https://www.business.govt.nz/news/covid-19-latest-news-and-updates?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SE_CV_28Mar2020&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.business.govt.nz%2Fnews%2Fcovid-19-latest-news-and-updates Source: www.business.govt.nz ...

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We are still here for you - COVID-19

This is to let you know how we will continue to serve you and meet your Tax & Accountancy requirements during this challenging time. We will still be able to take calls from you as we will be working from home and we will be answering emails as quickly as we can. Due to the Government restrictions, our physical offices will ...

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COVID-19 novel coronavirus - Business Continuity Package

The New Zealand Government announced a Business Continuity Package to assist businesses struggling due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. There are five proposals related to tax Giving Inland Revenue the discretion to remit use-of-money interest (UOMI) for customers significantly adversely affected by COVID-19.  Increasing the provisional tax threshold from $2,500 to $5,000 from 2020/2021.  Increasing the small asset depreciation threshold from $500 ...

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Maintaining Proper Employment Records is Essential to your Business

To have a successful business, you should maintain complete and accurate employment records. Meeting your legal requirements will also help you to build your reputation as a good business with your employees and customers. Your employment records must show: you've correctly given your employees all their minimum employment entitlements such as the minimum wage and annual holidays, and  you have complied with ...

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Hidden Economy Campaign – IR visits Hospitality Businesses

Inland Revenue compliance staff have searched several Central Otago businesses and made unannounced visits to others, as part of its current hidden economy campaign targeting the hospitality sector. Café, restaurants, bars and takeaways are the focus of the renewed campaign which follows the successful prosecution of five siblings in the Thai House case. Inland Revenue spokesman Richard Philp says the recent visits ...

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Coronavirus: Information for Businesses

This is a special article to bring together government information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19), how it may affect your business and how you can stay up to date as new information becomes available. Updated 18 February 2020 Whether you're an employer with concerns about your staff and workplace, an exporter with overseas customers, or you are planning to travel abroad, you may ...

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