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  • Client Seminar - Twenty Good Summers
    When you are busy with work, family and life in general, slowing down can seem hard to imagine. Join Martin Hawes, Authorised Financial Advisor and Chair of the Summer Investment committee, at our KiwiSaver Seminar. When: Wednesday August 2nd5pm - 6.30pm Where: Avantidrome15 Hanlin Road, Cambridge Take time out to get your KiwiSaver and twenty good summers sorted by joining Martin at our complimen...
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  • Client Event - The 5 Keys to Business Success
    Accounted4 in association with ASB presents a seminar on The 5 Keys to Business Success, Presented by: Laurie Sharp and Nicki McClintock, ASB. Laurie and Nicki are both in Coaching and Business Development Roles. They are inspirational speakers....you don't want to miss this! When: Thursday 20th July, 2.30pm - 4.30pm (refreshments will be provided) Where: Cambridge Resthaven Village Centre, ...
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  • Public Services and Social Investment
    A large slice of the budget is allocated to support our growing economy and population. $4b in new capital funding is committed across the Education, Health, Defence, Justice, Housing, Primary Sector and Transport portfolios. This includes $2.39b for Crown Health facilities and district health boards. The investment translates to new schools, additional hospital facilities, housing and water stora...
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  • Business Time
    The Government's Business Growth Agenda invests $1b over the next four years. Our economy and population have already been growing strongly. Over the next four years, this growth might be slowed down by the inflation that tends to follow economic growth as well as factors beyond our shores if growth rates slow in the trade regions that are so important to us. The Agenda supports continued growt...
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  • Family Tax Credit
    Balanced against the changes to the tax thresholds are changes to the Family Tax Credit. The abatement threshold will decrease from $36,350 a year to $35,000 and the abatement rate will increase from 22.5 cents to 25 cents in the dollar. So if you receive the Family Tax Credit, the amount of Family Tax Credit you receive will start to decrease sooner and by more as your earnings increase. The F...
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  • Accelerate Budget Alert 2017
    Did we expect an easier ride from an election year budget? Yup. And we got it. The 2017 Budget's bottom line is to boost spending, ease taxes and give some extra legroom to our growing population and economy. The Budget combines tax breaks for working families with support for innovation and investment in business. The surplus predicted is largely earmarked for capital spend on infrastructure a...
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  • Quake Recovery
    The theme of resilience was strong throughout the budget but came into sharp focus when considering our ability to cope with natural disasters. Funding for the Christchurch rebuild continues, as does rebuilding and repairing infrastructure in the wake of the Kaikoura quake. Shoring up the National Disaster Fund is a priority so from 1 November this year the Earthquake Commission (EQC) premium r...
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  • Into the Swing of Things....
    Here at Accounted4 we are in the swing of the new financial year and continue to focus on sustainability and efficiency. You should have received an email advising you which month we will be requesting your annual records. Either your client manager or a client services assistant will be in touch closer to the time, with the updated electronic version of the questionnaires, which you will be famil...
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  • Waikato Business News Feature - Remarkable Women
    In the March/April issue of the Waikato Business News a feature ran on remarkable women in business. We are very fortunate here at Accounted4 to have five remarkable women on our Leadership Team. From left to right; Anne Bland (Support Services/Payroll Manager), Christine Stevenson (Business Manager), Kim Antonio (CA, Associate), Lea de Rooy (CA, Senior Accounting Manager), Katie Jones (ACA, Senio...
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  • Featured Client
    Since September of 1976 Achievement House has been offering employment opportunities to local people with a disability. We operate through partial funding by the Ministry of Social Development under a Business Enterprise contract and then we need to raise the shortfall through other means. Some of this we make up through making applications to philanthropic trusts, which we can do because of our C...
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  • Featured Partner
    Image Apparel is a garment branding specialist offering embroidery, heat transfer prints, digital printing and screen printing. The upgrading of software and investment in new printing technology means that customers looking to brand their business, team or school uniforms have a range of choices to best suit their needs. With access to all the main clothing suppliers in New Zealand, Image Apparel...
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  • In the Office
    We would like to congratulate our Accounting Team member Ben Calvert on his recent graduation from Massey University in Palmerston North.Ben graduated with a Bachelor in Business Studies. ...
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  • In the Office - Team News
    Unfortunately we say farewell to Angela George later in June. Angela has been with the firm for 21 years and is leaving to pursue other interests and to spend more time with her extended family We wish her all the very best and thank her for her many years of service! ...
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  • Payroll Team Update
    From 1 April 2015 new rules came in to effect to determine the taxable value of accommodation. The key concept now is that the taxable value of employer provided accommodation is equal to the market value of the accommodation. The market value can only be adjusted for the following factors: •Accommodation is shared between two or more employees •The employee makes a contribution to the cost (...
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  • Accounts Team Update
    For the 2017 tax year (1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017), the mileage rate for both petrol and diesel fuel vehicles has increased to 73 cents per km. This year the IRD were also able to set mileage rates for hybrid and electric cars. The mileage rates for these vehicles are: hybrid - 73 cents per km electric - 81 cents per km. ...
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  • In the Industry - 2017 Budget
    The 2017 Budget was announced by Hon. Steven Joyce on Thursday the 25th May and contains a package of proposed tax cuts from 1 April 2018 for individuals and families including; •Increasing the $14,000 income tax threshold to $22,000 and the $48,000 tax threshold to $52,000. This should provide a tax cut of $11 per week to people earning $22,000 or more, rising to $20 per week for people earning...
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  • Revamp to 60 year old Trust Law
    In November 2016 Justice Minister Amy Adams released draft legislation that will update NZ trust law and aid in its administration. "Trusts play an important role in New Zealand. Between 300,000 and 500,000 trusts are operating today. Every day, ordinary New Zealanders use them to manage their finances, with an estimated 15 per cent of private houses held in a trust. They also form part of the e...
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  • Xero Payroll
    Check out the link below for a series of short videos on how to use Xero Payroll. https://www.xero.com/nz/training/small-business/day-to-day/processing-payroll-for-smb-s/ Our Payroll team are always happy to help so please don't hesitate to get in touch with them. Anne Bland - Payroll Manager 07 827 5192 Ext.831 ...
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  • Putting some structure into your business
    Your business and your team are growing, and you can't be everywhere at once. Sound Familiar? It might be time to rethink your organisational structure. Small businesses do well with flat structures. At their best there's a friendly, informal, 'just get on with it' feel to them as the teams deal directly with the owner. With growth, some degree of hierarchy becomes inevitable. it can have negat...
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  • Safeguard your Wi-Fi
    Safeguarding your network is a business priority. But as most of us are neither rocket scientists nor hackers, it's hard to keep up with the constant turnover of computer security innovations. Most of us rely on our local IT gurus to keep our precious business information secure. However, it's still important to stay aware of potential risk areas and take some simple precautions to minimise the ri...
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  • Relief Milkers
    Relief milkers are used as a short-term solution on the farm when the normal milkers have taken leave or are sick. They provide an essential service and are available at short notice. Relief milkers normally provide cover over a large area and work with many farmers. They seem to fall into two categories; professional relief milkers and those that provide a casual service to friends and neighbour...
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  • Casual Staff over Holidays
    The holidays and summer months see an increased number of casual staff working on the farm. These are often university or secondary students on their summer holidays. If a taxpayer pays wages, PAYE must be deducted and returned to the IRD. The Casual Agricultural Employer (CAE) tax rate is currently 17.5% (plus ACC levy). Casual staff should be encouraged to look at filing a personal tax summary (...
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  • End of Year Checklist
    As usual, when the end of the financial year is approaching it's a good idea to make sure everything's in good order. Take a look at: How much stock you are carrying at the end of the year. Dispose of any obsolete lines or write the stock down to its net realisable value Planned dividend payments and the company's imputation credit account balance. We will be reviewing these in March. Be awar...
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  • Congratulations - Katie Jones
    We would like to congratulate our team member Katie Jones! Katie was the recipient of two very special awards last night. > CAANZ Award for Top Accounting Student - Bachelor of Applied Management Year 3 - Highest Achieving > A.W Gallagher Supreme Award for Graduating Business Degree Student The A.W Gallagher Supreme Award was the biggest award of the night! Congratulations Katie on this signific...
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  • Accounted4 Big Day Out
    Every year the A4 team have a day out of the office that focusses on team building. This year our theme was 'Forest to Ocean'. We headed over to Adrenaline Forest in Tauranga where we attempted a high ropes course – a great challenge especially if heights are not your favourite thing! From there we headed to Mt Maunganui for lunch and also had some spare time to enjoy the heat and wander around – ...
  • Consultants
    In 2017 our three Consultants; John Boone, Richard Edge and John Landers will be continuing their transition to retirement. This year they will be spending less time in the office and enjoying their hard earned free time a bit more. If you would like to meet with them in the office please phone ahead to make an appointment as their hours will vary....
  • Annual Questionnaire Process
    In the 2016 financial year we trialed a new annual questionnaire process (for the majority of our clients). We are pleased to announce that the trials were successful, therefore we will continue to electronically send you your end of year records request. That means NO MORE YELLOW QUESTIONNAIRES – this is an end of an era! Not only is this more efficient but it is much more sustainable for our off...
  • In the Office
    Unfortunately we say farewell to Rachel O'Reilly at the end of March. Rachel and her husband have brought a business in Morrinsville. We wish them all the best on their new venture. ...
  • Featured Client
    Sophie is a 2x World Rowing Champion in the lightweight double, qualified personal trainer, yoga teacher and Health coach while studying holistic nutrition on the side. Sophie is a passionate foodie being one half of the Megs and Soph sporting duo. This social media platform shares healthy alternatives and recipes for the active. With a fair amount of food envy, quick workouts and helpful fit ti...
  • Featured Partner
    Business Success Partners (BSP) is an SME transformation consultancy business firm run by the company of Wicks Dorey & Associates. BSP have gained an enviable reputation for producing outstanding results for their clients, created by an ethos built on strong relationships and a willingness to fully integrate themselves into their client's businesses and as a result positively change lives. We wor...
  • Business Advisory Update
    You are not alone if you have found yourself asking the question "Can I really do this job well and have a life?" You may be finding it difficult to achieve a healthy work life balance, but fear not, I have some suggestions that can assist you, your family and friends. Our 'work' life and 'private' lives have always been interwoven, but as you may know, conflicts can occur and the boundaries be...
  • For your Office
    Minimum Wage Increase On the 1st April 2017 the minimum wage will increase by 50c to $15.75 per hour. This rate applies to all employees 16 years and over. The starting-out and training hourly minimum wage rates will increase to $12.60 per hour, remaining at 80% of the adult minimum wage. New IRD IR330 – Tax Code Declaration form The IRD will be releasing its new IR330-Tax Code Declaration for...
  • In the Industry
    IRD are rolling out other changes to how New Zealanders file and manage their GST as part of ongoing business transformation. More than half NZ's businesses now file their GST through Inland Revenue's secure online service myIR, or direct from their accounting software. If this includes your business, you may have noticed there's a new myGST tab on your myIR account. This will provide access to al...
  • Accounts Team Update
    Changes proposed for motor vehicles Currently close companies (such as LTCs and QCs) providing a motor vehicle for the private use of shareholder-employees must pay FBT on the value of the benefit provided. This value is based on the availability of the vehicle rather than its actual private use and this means higher FBT compliance costs for close companies. New option for close companies The ...
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  • Good to Great Seminar with Phil Wicks
    If you want to understand and make sense of how 'soft' but strategic concepts like personal vision, business vision, strategy, culture and structure are critical to creating organisational and personal focus, helping to manage change and deliver a real increase in business performance and value, then this is the right workshop for you! Where: Te Awamutu i-SITE Visitor information centre When: W...

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