Fast facts on the temporary loss carry-back scheme

If you’re a New Zealand business that has been affected by the economic volatility which COVID-19 has brought, you may have already heard about the COVID19 temporary loss carry back scheme which the New Zealand government rolled out in the week beginning 27 April. This bill has been developed to take the financial strain off businesses who may have large amounts of tax to pay, but expect to, or are…  Read more

Rebuilding: latest COVID-19 business support & initiatives

With Alert Level 2 underway and most businesses now able to cautiously reopen, we are preparing for the next phase of the COVID-19 crisis: rebuilding. The Rebuilding Together Budget 2020 released last week, along with other government initiatives, have given businesses some financial and practical support for the coming weeks and months. We take a quick look at some of these. Wage subsidy extension The wage subsidy extension will be…  Read more

Covid challenges: we’re here to help

Hopefully this finds everyone well in their bubbles. It’s great to hear that as a country we seem to be on top of this virus and that we will drop to level 3 in a few days. Right now it seems like we are in one of the best places in the world. Challenges ahead Obviously though there are serious challenges for the small business owners, contractors and rental property…  Read more

COVID-19: useful resources and links for your business

Over the course of a few weeks nearly everyone’s business and life has been turned upside down. It’s been a crazy time with toilet paper shortages, businesses forced to close, an overload of information (and mis-information on social media). With the recent disruption in mind, we wanted to help support you however we can. We’ve seen many of our clients already impacted by the virus and decided to put together…  Read more

COVID-19 Alert Level 4: what this means for your business

We’d like to assure you that The Accounting Hub is fully operational at Level 4. More about how we can help below. Here’s what the Government announced today, 23 March: New Zealand moves up to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Restrict New Zealand to move up to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 – Eliminate, in 48 hours Two-staged approach to give people and businesses time to prepare So how will your…  Read more

Support for businesses affected by COVID-19

While New Zealand may feel like a relatively safe place to be right now, there is no escaping the impact COVID-19 will have on our social and economic wellbeing in the upcoming months and beyond. Finance Minister, Grant Robertson, said: “We don’t yet know what the full impact on New Zealand’s economy will be, however we do know it will cost us jobs and have a significant impact on business.…  Read more

Starting Strong: Getting Tax Right In Your First Year Of Business

Finding your feet in the first year of business can seem like an ever-evolving task list, but tax is one thing to get ticked off quickly. Instead of waiting for your tax situation to snowball with a surprising result come end of financial year, take the time to jump on that tax learning curve. You might be pleasantly surprised to find it’s a relatively simple task once you’re in the…  Read more

Separating personal and business expenses

There are some things in life that go together well and others that definitely do not. Business and personal finances are in the category of items that should not be mixed. Although it may seem like a headache to keep them separate—who wants to manage all those bank accounts?—your life will be greatly simplified once you separate your personal and your business finances, especially your expenses. Paperwork and taxes will…  Read more

New to New Zealand? Here’re your facts on tax residency

There is nothing quite like moving overseas to send your ‘life admin’ skyrocketing. Many of our clients have relocated here to New Zealand from all over the world – UK, Australia, India, China, Canada and even Hungary – and are making the most of the NZ small business lifestyle by setting up as a contractor, or starting their own business venture. And when you throw a business in the mix,…  Read more

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