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Changes from April 1, 2013

Changes from April 1, 2013

There are a number of things changing from April 1. You should check that  your payroll system has been updated for all of the following issues: Minimum wage: The minimum wage will increase from $13.50 to $13.75 per hour.  Training and new entrants’ minimum wages will...

Tips to Survive the End of the Tax Year

The 2013 tax year ends in just a few days – over this coming Easter weekend for the vast majority of taxpayers. A few minutes of preparation now could save you hours of grief (and expense) later. Here are five things that you should spend a few minutes thinking about...

What’s coming in Xero

I was at the Xero Conference yesterday.  It is exciting to see the trajectory they are on.  Here are some of the features that are coming to the Xero core product soon(ish): Document Storage Ability to add documents to any transactions (not just AP Invoices) Ability...

Working for Families Tax Credits

If you have a family then you may be entitled to Working For Families Tax Credits (WFF).  WFF is effectively a tax rebate scheme.  Many countries give you deductions or a tax-free threshold for having kids which you claim on your annual tax return.  Because NZ has a...

Making a tax payment

There are several ways to make a tax payment to the IRD (no, you don’t send it to me). You can send a cheque to the IRD (if you can even find your cheque-book) at Inland Revenue, PO Box 39050, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045 (attach note with IRD number,...

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