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ACC refunds: Do you qualify?

About 300,000 business customers were charged incorrect ACC levies since 2002. Here’s how you can find out whether you’re one of them. Are you owed a refund? If you were in your first year of self-employment between 2002 and 2017, or paid provisional ACC levies after ceasing trading, ACC may owe you a refund. ACC expects to refund around $100 million to approximately ...

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Hiring your first employee

Hiring your first employee is a big milestone, which can make a huge difference for your business. A lot can also go wrong. Here are some tips to help you get the right person for the job. When to hire: think ahead Hiring your first employee is a big decision , and it’s a real milestone for any business. If managed well, ...

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Claiming Home Office Expenses

IRD have produced an Infographic giving guidance as to how much you can claim of Home Office expenses if you operate your business from home. See below. ...

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How to keep your website safe

Small businesses often rely on their websites to bring them business. It’s really important to protect your website so it can’t be compromised. Tips to protect your website Your business website is one of your greatest assets, and if it’s compromised it can be really disruptive to business. CERT NZ has some tips on what you can do to protect your website, ...

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Payday filing: your questions, answered

Last month’s article about payday filing generated a lot of questions and feedback. We’ve worked with Inland Revenue to bring you some answers. Payday filing When: Since 1 April 2018, employers have been able to file payroll information every payday. From 1 April 2019, employers will be required to file payroll information every payday. What: If you’re a New Zealand employer paying more ...

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Get ready to shift to payday filing

From April 2019 all employers will need to file their employment information every payday. This means instead of filing an Employer monthly schedule (IR348) every month, you'll file employment information every payday in line with your normal payroll cycle. Providing us with more timely information means your employees will have more certainty about what they will receive, eg Working for Families Tax ...

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Kilometre rate for business running of a motor vehicle

The Commissioner has issued a new Operational Statement 18/01 – Commissioner's statement on using a kilometre rate for business running of a motor vehicle. This updates and replaces Operational Statement 09/01 - Commissioner’s statement of a mileage rate for expenditure incurred for business use of a motor vehicle, issued in May 2009. The new rules allow the choice between using the cost ...

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Sell products? Check out this website

Any businesses that sell products need to ensure they’re safe, and their measures are accurate. Trading Standards has a new website to tell you all you need to know. We ensure New Zealanders have safe products, accurate measurement and quality fuel. We also administer and maintain three occupational licensing registers — motor vehicle traders, auctioneers and pool inspectors. Check it out Source: www.business.govt.nz ...

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What you need to know about your ACC invoice

Everyone in New Zealand who’s in business has to pay ACC levies, which cover the cost of injuries caused by accidents. This year's invoices are coming soon. Here's how to get ready. What you need to know Whether you’re self-employed, a contractor, or you have staff, you’ll likely receive an invoice from ACC between mid-July and mid-August. Everyone in New Zealand who is ...

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Is your business export ready?

If you’re not exporting yet, but are serious about getting it right from the start, Export Essentials workshops can help you prepare and build a strong pathway for international growth. Export essentials workshops If you’re thinking about exporting, you likely have a lot of questions. Last year, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) launched the Export Essentials programme to help answer them. Export ...

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