Monthly Archives: May 2014

Budget Commentary 2014

UHY Haines Norton's Head of Tax Jim Martin comments on the 2014 Budget. Issued 19th MAY 2014 The 2014 Budget announced on 15th May 2014 has identical priorities to the 2013 Budget.  The four priorities are: 1.  Responsibly managing finances 2.  Building a more productive and competitive economy, including Assistance for exporters Raised tuition subsidies

2014-05-23T10:10:02+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Accounting and Taxation|

Staff News: April / May 2014

Congratulations to Jim Martin (Head of Tax), Michael Jamieson (Business Improvement Manager) and Bhavin Sanghavi (Audit Manager), who have all been awarded their Certificate of Public Practice (CPP).  The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants issues a CPP to Chartered Accountants who meet a number of criteria including experience, qualifications and training requirements, as well

2014-05-12T11:59:10+00:00 May 12th, 2014|The UHY Team|

KiwiSaver: Important Date 30th June 2014

The KiwiSaver year ends on 30th June.  Provided you are over 18, have been in KiwiSaver for the full year, and have contributed at least $1,043, you will be entitled to the full member tax credit of $521.43.  This maximum tax credit of $521.43 equates to 50 cents for every dollar of member contribution up

2014-05-12T11:57:00+00:00 May 12th, 2014|ACC and Kiwisaver|

Westpac Auckland Business Awards – West 2014

      The Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) are partnering to present the Westpac Auckland Business Awards in 2014.  Entering the prestigious Westpac Auckland Business Awards – West 2014, gives companies the chance to benchmark their processes with the most successful businesses across all of Auckland, and

2014-05-12T10:39:35+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Awards|

Marketing Tips: Have A Plan

UHY Haines Norton Marketing Co-ordinator Debbie Robson looks at the value a Marketing Plan provides to businesses.  By definition a SME has up to 20 employees – which often does not allow for a dedicated marketing function.  But investing time in creating a Marketing Plan for your business is a vital step that should not

2014-05-12T10:38:24+00:00 May 12th, 2014|General, Tips For Business Improvement|

A New Playing Field for Auditors

The Auditor Regulation Act came into force on 19th May 2011 and has significantly changed the playing field for auditors in New Zealand.  From that date forward, all auditors who are issuing audit opinions for issuer clients have to be fully licenced and practising from a registered firm.  The responsibility of the new regulatory regime is

2014-05-12T10:35:40+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Audit, The UHY Team|

A Farewell (of Sorts) to John Ballard

This month marks the official retirement of UHY Haines Norton Director John Ballard, who is stepping down from the demanding Director role in favour of much-deserved long weekends on Waiheke.  Although John will still be a familiar face here in the office as he assists in a part-time consulting role, his retirement from the Director

2014-05-12T10:33:22+00:00 May 12th, 2014|The UHY Team|

Agriculture News: April / May 2014

  Dairy milk prices have dropped for the fifth consecutive time in a row, which hopefully will contribute to the decision to leave interest rates where they currently are.  As farmers selling our produce, the last thing we need is high interest rates equating to a high dollar.  On the counter side of this argument,

2014-05-12T10:32:07+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Farm Accounting|