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July 23, 2015
The process to apply and become a permanent resident in New Zealand can be complex, difficult and expensive for some. Depending on your skill base and financial status this process can be fast-tracked if your skills and investment are sought after.New Zealand permanent residents are non-citizens who…
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July 23, 2015
Some believe that leadership is intangible. It cannot be learned. You either have it or you don’t. You’re either born with it or you’re not. I don’t subscribe to this point of view. In the trenches day to day where leadership is needed and expressed there are features of leadership which can be…
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July 23, 2015
Easily file and pay your GST.  With the myIRmobile app you canEasily file GST 101 and ‘nil’ returnsPay tax using credit and debit cardBe notified of due datesUpdate your personal detailsTo download this app to your smart-phone or tablet, type www.ird.govt.nz/mobile in the device’s web browserIf…
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July 23, 2015
From 1 April 2015 the new Government initiative for first home buyers – the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant – came into effect. Like the KiwiSaver first-home deposit subsidy which it replaces, the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant provides eligible first-home buyers with a grant of up to $5,000 for individuals…
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July 23, 2015
Since establishing its first office in Auckland’s CBD in 2007, enableMe has helped more than 4,000 clients achieve their financial goals and stay on track through the innovative and powerful approach pioneered by founding director, Hannah McQueen.With the success of the city branch, enableMe has…
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July 23, 2015
Imagine the feeling of having your student loan paid off while continuing to have the security of insurance. Repay arrange insurance policies so that as you pay your premium, 5% of the premium goes towards a student loan debt. You have the security of insurance while the loan debt gets paid off…
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June 29, 2015
Wednesday 1 July 20151.00pm - 6.00pmVodafone Events Centre770 Great South Road, ManukauFree EntryThe Southern Business Market is Auckland’s premier Business to Business Networking Event.This outstanding Business to Business Networking Event has continued to grow since its…
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June 15, 2015
You will be aware that the government is making changes to bolster and enforce the tax rules on investment property starting from 1 October 2015 In anticipation of the changes, we are holding a Seminar that will look at the current tax laws regarding property investment and will consider…
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May 21, 2015
Budget 2015 delivers careful management of public spending, hand in hand with investment in public services.(All figures for four years to 2018/19 unless otherwise stated).Looking ahead to the results of responsible economic management Economic growth forecast to average 2.8 per cent over the…
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May 5, 2015
eDocuments are here…IRD have started making their statements and notices available electronically in your myIR Secure Online Services account. IRD call them eDocuments.You don't need to subscribe to the eDocuments service. IRD will email you when a new eDocument is available in your myIR…
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May 5, 2015
Hannah McQueen , the founder of enableMe, was approached by the television programme Fair Go a few months ago to see if they could film a couple going through the enableMe program.The Masons are a couple who work hard but felt they were not getting ahead. Hannah identified there was a lot of money…
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May 5, 2015
We have had a few changes to our team recently.We are pleased to welcome back JingJing Pan to the City Office after her maternity leave.  JingJing is currently working mornings till 1pm but will be full time in a couple of months.Jaymesh Magan (who was covering for JingJing during her…
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May 5, 2015
A lot of us have bought a fire extinguisher but hope we never have to use it. If we do have a fire we want the extinguisher to be easy to use and too work!!When purchasing a fire extinguisher it is important to research which model / type is best for you and be confident it will work. You will…
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April 28, 2015
From 1 July 2015 annual returns filed for New Zealand companies will have to meet new compliance obligations set out in the Companies Amendment Act 2014.This means that you will have to provide some additional information consisting of: the date and place of birth of every director (these will…
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May 5, 2015
You might have been asked by a friend or family member to be an independent trustee of a Trust. You may also have been appointed as an executor of someone’s estate, which will often also make you a trustee of the estate assets.Trustees have strict duties to the beneficiaries of the Trust. Most…
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May 5, 2015
Plenty – that’s what!When most people think of estate planning they think of a trip to their solicitor. However, there is so much more to estate planning than simply writing a Will. The fact that you need a Will in the first place is all about your money and assets and how you wish to share them…
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May 5, 2015
In the popular TV program MasterChef, contestants face a series of cooking challenges. From low quality ingredients to inadequate preparation to poor implementation, so many things can, and do, go wrong. It's a bit like investing.In the world of investment, there customarily are two broad…
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March 24, 2015
The 31 March 2014 year-end fast approaching and this is an appropriate time to consider some long-term tax planning initiatives and undertake some short-term measures to minimise tax for the current year.THINGS TO DO:Review doubtful debts and write off any bad debts prior to balance date. Bad debts…
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March 24, 2015
The Law Commission feels a new framework is needed to provide a clear and robust approach for trusts in the 21st Century. They are undertaking a three part review of trust law in New Zealand and presented the first report to Parliament on 11 September 2013. The Law Commission report focuses on…
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March 24, 2015
This update will outline some of them - I want to focus on some specific issues. Not all issues are referred to in this update - For example, there are provisions in the legislation dealing with unsubstantiated representations, unsolicited goods/services, lay by sales, internet traders and shill…
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