Monthly Archives: December 2012

Brazil and India hit businesses with highest sales and consumption taxes

High sales and consumption taxes in UK and Europe threaten consumer recovery Lack of federal sales tax keeps US sales taxes low Brazil and India hit consumers with the highest levels of consumption and sales taxes in the world, according to new research by UHY, the international accounting and consultancy network. UHY adds that behind

2012-12-14T09:00:51+00:00 December 14th, 2012|International Tax, UHY International|

How Do You Rank?

Imagine the sense of satisfaction and pride if your business had won an award at the recently held Westpac West Auckland Business Awards. What does it take for a business to win such an award? When someone asks you ‘how is your business doing?’ it can often be difficult to be objective.  Many business owners

2012-12-06T13:08:15+00:00 December 6th, 2012|Business Improvement|

Head in the Clouds

Callum Mills of Ideal Systems discusses the increasing influence of Cloud Computing In just a few years the ‘cloud’ has transformed from being a techie buzzword to a legitimate tool that cuts cost, boosts productivity and eases capital expenditure. Cloud computing refers to on-line services that you can access from any device that is connected

2012-12-06T12:43:30+00:00 December 6th, 2012|Business Improvement|

Congratulations Learning Media Limited

          Learning Media Limited Dominates CLNZ Educational Awards Tim Livingstone is a director of Learning Media Ltd, who have achieved success in the Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) Educational Publishing Awards held during November 2012. The Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) Educational Publishing Awards were established three years ago to recognise

2012-12-06T12:14:27+00:00 December 6th, 2012|Client Success Stories|

Cashing Up Annual Holidays

The Holidays Act 2003 provides for the cashing up of annual holidays from 1 April 2011. An employee who becomes entitled to annual holidays on or after 1 April 2011 is able to request cash of up to one week of their annual holidays during a 12 month period. If an employee wishes to cash

2012-12-06T11:52:40+00:00 December 6th, 2012|Accounting and Taxation|

UHY Staff News

Staff Additions UHY Haines Norton welcomes Trudi Diamond and Jane Chea to the firm; Trudi and Jane have both taken up positions in our audit team as audit juniors. Total Eclipse of the Sun On 14 November 2012 there was a solar eclipse, one of the best vantage points to witness the eclipse was northern

2012-12-06T11:33:21+00:00 December 6th, 2012|The UHY Team|

Christmas Cheer

What kind of bird can write? A pen-guin! What do you get if you cross Santa with a detective? Santa Clues What happened when the snowwoman got angry at the snowman? She gave him the cold shoulder! What do you call a snowman in the summer? A puddle! Knock knock! Who’s there? Snow. Snow who?

2012-12-06T11:16:27+00:00 December 6th, 2012|General|