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  • Are you looking to put your Dynamic Administrative and Customer Service Skills to good use in a Forward-Thinking, Professional yet Fun Team Environment? Well look no further!! Due to a retirement we are now looking for a confident and well presented person to provide Client Services Assistance to our clients and accounting team. This position is full time, Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm. A formal ...

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  • Here at Accounted4 we are looking forward to the summer holidays and a well deserved break for our team who have worked hard over this past year. Recently we held a Strategic Planning day out at Karapiro where we discussed as a team our goals for the next financial year and we also looked forward to the future, 5 and even 10 years down the track. It is important to include the whole team in these ...

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Gifts and Deductions

  • The rule of thumb with gifts is that if they consist of food or drink, you can only claim 50% of the expense as a tax deduction. If you are giving out gift baskets or hampers and some of the contents are food or drink, but not all, the food or drink items are 50% deductible but the other gift items are 100% deductible. When you come to claim the tax deduction, you will need to apportion the expens...

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2018 A4 Seminars

  • Another year of informative and interactive seminars is done and dusted so we now look to 2018 and prepare for the next round of seminars. We are yet to confirm some of the dates but the seminars we are looking to hold in the first half of next year are as follows:Xero for Beginners SA5 - in association with the Chamber of Commerce 27th February 2018Xero for Advanced SA5 - in association with the ...

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In the Office

  • Staff working towards their Chartered AccountancyWe are proud to let you know that we currently have 4 staff members working towards gaining their Chartered Accountancy. Katie Jones, Tee Weenink, Ben Calvert and Genevra Scott. We wish them all the best with their studies. MO’vemberThis year our men at work participated in Mo’vember. Mo’vember raises awareness and attempts to stop our men dying you...

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In the Community

  • Salvation Army DonationAccounted4 once again made a generous donation to the Salvation Army in lieu of client gifts. We appreciate everything they do in our community....

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Featured Client

  • Hinuera Natural Stone is a manufacturer of unique  and natural  cladding, landscaping and feature stone which provides distinctive good looks, timeless elegance and durability to your home, commercial building or landscaping project. The operation is based in the Hinuera Valley between Cambridge and Matamata and was established in 1955. The original product made was what we call today splitstone (...

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Featured Partner

  • Jon is a Business Advisor with Strategy+ Ltd offering business assistance particularly strategic and business planning, mentoring and coaching and a range of other services that aid owners with leading their businesses. Jon is also a member of the team at Better Business Academy and a Brigadier in the NZ Army. Jon has significant leadership experience both in business and military situations inclu...

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  • A key principle of the tax system is taxpayers should pay tax as income is earned. That doesn’t work well for businesses with seasonal or volatile incomes, and this is why the Government announced, early this year, a new method for paying provisional tax. The Accounting Income Method (AIM) More and more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have digital accounting systems for better business decisio...

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Payroll Team Update

  • Business Shutdown – Leave Management PlanHave you worked out your team’s Leave Management Plan? If your business traditionally shuts down over the festive season you need to plan closing and opening days, check if anyone needs to work during the closedown, get your team sending in their leave requests, and start organising!  Check out People in Mind’s excellent article on ‘Planning Leave for the f...

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In the Industry

  • - Lesley Ann from People in MindWhile away on holiday I was sitting in a café one day and noticed something which has stuck with me. A very young person was delivering meals to a table. The scenario stuck in my mind as he just didn’t appear to fit that particular role. I don’t mean from a team fit perspective, but from a customer’s perspective. I noticed that customers interacted with him differen...

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  • From contractors’ tax to Easter trading, hazardous substances to ACC levy changes and more, it’s been a big year for business-related law changes. Here’s a summary — check it out to make sure you are across any new rules that apply to you. Minimum wage rates riseWhen: 1 April 2017What: The adult minimum wage rate went up 50c to $15.75 an hour. The starting-out and training rates rose by 40c to $12...

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  • This week is Cyber Smart Week in New Zealand and we thought we’d take the opportunity to share some strategies and simple steps you can take to keep safe online. Xero has partnered with CERT NZ – the Government’s Agency that helps improve cyber security in New Zealand, to educate you on the importance of staying secure online.According to a study from Norton cybercrime costs more than $126 billion...

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  • Staff parties Throwing a staff party can be a great way to see out the year and celebrate successes, but there are tax considerations to think about. You can claim some costs of a party or staff gifts, but they may be subject to fringe benefit tax. This is paid on benefits workers get as a result of their employment.Half your holiday party expenses may be claimed in your GST and income tax returns...

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  • If you rent out your holiday home sometimes, you may have to pay tax on that income. The IRD says you have a "mixed-use" holiday home, if during the tax year, you use it for: Private use, andIncome earning use, andIt's unoccupied for 62 days or more, It is still private use if you receive rent from family members, or from non-family members who pay less than 80 percent of market rates. The propert...

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  • Getting a job at Google is reportedly 10 times harder than getting a place at institutions like Harvard or Yale. The company employs 7000 people a year, from 3 million applicants. Google has staff friendly initiatives that attract top candidates. Your business may be a long way from Google, but it can still be known as a good place to work. At Google, staff are allowed to take a day out of every w...

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  • You may provide company vehicles to some employees. In some cases, the vehicle is a work tool – for example, a ute for a project manager. In other cases, it is part of a salary package. Whatever the reason, Inland Revenue has good news and bad news. The good news is that IR has consolidated all its published statements on motor vehicle FBT into one 57-page document with a logical flow, making the ...

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  • NZ Human Rights has complied this A - Z from frequently asked questions, inquiries and complaints to the Human Rights Commission.These guidelines have been created to help employers, recruiters and job seekers who want to comply with the Act. They are aimed at ensuring equality and fairness for all job applicants regardless of characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, age, disability and religion...

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  • The Accounting Income Method (AIM) is a new provisional tax option available from April 2018. The details on how AIM will work are now complete. Here is a quick summary of the key points of AIM. How AIM will work: You may be able to use AIM if your turnover is under $5 million per year and you use approved accounting software. Some types of businesses can't use AIM. AIM software will work out your...

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XEROCON 2017

  • Recently five of our A4 team attended XERO's conference 'XEROCON' in Melbourne for XERO cloud accounting partners in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. This at times 'show stopping' conference was held at the Melbourne Convention  and Exhibition Centre, which was plenty big enough to accommodate the 3068 attendees.Over two days our team were treated to enlightening speakers, demonstrations and exhib...

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Daffodil Day Auction

  • Daffodil Day was on Friday 25th August and this year our Social Club organised an auction for our team.  Everyone brought an item to be auctioned at morning tea. Anything was able to be auctioned and we had an array of items ranging from haircuts, books, cakes to prized possessions that people had to buy back. After some great to'ing and fro'ing and some fierce bidding wars, all items were won and...

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2017 A4 Seminars

  • We recently held a fantastic seminar on Xero Payroll. Thank you to all those that attended. As the year draws to a close we have two final seminars in our 2017 events calendar; •October 17th 5.30pm - 7pmTax Traders - Tax Pooling and DepositsRob Borland will explain how you can use tax pooling to your benefit. •November 23rd, 10.30am - 12pmFigured SoftwareFigured is a complete online livestock, cro...

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In the Office

  • We would like to welcome Genevra back to the A4 team. Some of you may recognise Genevra as a previous team member. Genevra and her family are moving back to the Waikato from Alexandra where they moved 2 years ago. Genevra will be re-joining Grant Calvert's team....

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In the Community

  • A kiwi couple, Dan and Ange Cornelius, have taken in and are raising nine Thai hill tribe kids from abused and neglected backgrounds to give them a hope and a future. A team from Cambridge visited the family in July 2017 and will visit them again in July 2018 to help however possible. Dr Peter Tribe and Katherine Tozer are part of that team and have written the books ‘Tales from the Back Country’....

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Featured Partner

  • People in Mind Limited are a little different from most HR companies. They’ve studied “people”. Employee behaviour is their specialty. The team at People in Mind have all owned or still own a business and that makes a difference to the way they approach client needs. When you combine these with their experience and knowledge in employment practices, you have yourself a very strong employer advocat...

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  • Estimating provisional tax perfectly can be hard. What’s more, over or underpaying costs you money. But it doesn’t have to be this way. IRD allows the use of tax pooling to reduce the burden of the provisional tax regime for taxpayers. Essentially taxpayers trade their payments with each other and everyone wins – taxpayers reduce their interest costs or increase their return – and IRD gets their t...

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Payroll Team Update

  • IRD PROPOSALS Payday filing of PAYE informationEmployers currently report PAYE information about their employees to Inland Revenue on a monthly basis regardless of how frequently they pay their staff. Inland Revenue’s systems and processes are being redeveloped to take advantage of modern digital technology. Under the proposed changes, the PAYE information-filing process will be integrated into th...

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Accounts Team Update

  • If you receive income, you must pay tax. So if you have rental income, you have to pay tax on it, right? Maybe, maybe not – if you get rent from boarders or homestays. Boarders and HomestaysWhen you get income from boarders or homestays, your tax position depends on how many boarders you have, and how much you can charge, compared with the IRD’s standard-cost method. In other words:...

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