November 2018

Anti-Money laundering regulations

Since 2013, financial institutions, such as banks, have had to comply with Anti-Money Laundering regulations. These rules have now been extended to other businesses providing financial services, such as real estate agents, accountants and lawyers.

Spa Pools Otago | Soaking it up, enjoying growth success

Spa pools have moved from the wish list to shopping list, with many Kiwi families now able to afford one in their backyard. 

If you want to succeed in business, understand that Cash is King

Your business can’t survive without cash. In business, cash is king.  The following six take aways are essential for business success:

Deductibility of bad debts

Many of the costs associated with running a business can be claimed as a tax-deductible expense, but not all. The Income Tax Act dictates that to be deductible, expenses must be incurred in the course of deriving assessable income, or in running a business.

Payday filing becoming compulsory

The way employers report payroll information to Inland Revenue (IRD) is changing. From 1 April 2018, IRD introduced a new electronic reporting system, providing employers the option of filing payroll information every payday. 

Let’s talk fraud and internal controls

Fraud. It does happen, but there are ways your organisation can work to prevent it from occurring. Having good internal controls – policies and procedures that ensure the integrity of accounting and financial information – can reduce the opportunities for fraud to be committed.

Do you lease premises? Machinery? Vehicles? And report under NZIFRS?

NZIFRS 16 Leases applies for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019 so therefore applicable for 31 December 2019 balance dates and forward.

Mark and Annie Ferguson | Family agribusiness has strategic plan to create secure future

A farm forestry block is a vital part of a fifth-generation farming business. Mark Ferguson’s father, Ian began to plant some of the 100ha pine forest in the 1970s and his foresight in doing so is reaping economic benefits for two generations of Fergusons.

Transform your organisation from the inside out

Recently Moore Stephens Markhams Wellington directors Abbey Warner and Bruce Stormer engaged the services of Cathy Sheppard, the founder and ‘top trainer’ of BSI People Skills, an organisation that builds and strengthens individuals and teams, resulting in a transformed workplace culture.

How cyber-secure are you?

Blackmail, extortion and identity theft might sound like something straight out of a blockbuster movie but cyber crime is not only a reality, it’s on the rise and research shows the average Kiwi business isn’t prepared.  

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