Monthly Archives: September 2014

Beware Tax Pitfalls Of Apartments

UHY Haines Norton’s Managing Director Grant Brownlee outlines some of the tax pitfalls to be aware of concerning apartments. Buying a serviced apartment may be seen as an attractive investment option, particularly if you have children planning to attend University in the future and you don’t fancy the idea of paying rent for their accommodation

2014-09-04T13:03:40+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Accounting and Taxation|

How Much Is My Business Worth?

UHY Director Tim Livingstone addresses a frequently asked question concerning business valuations. A question we regularly receive from both clients and non-clients is on the value of their business.  The value of a business gets down to what the business has to sell.  Most SME (small-to medium-sized) businesses will be selling two types of assets:

2014-09-04T13:01:53+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Buying and Selling a Business|

Perspectives on Property Investment

Last month UHY Haines Norton, in conjunction with Quinovic, Mortgage Link and MAINTAIN TO PROFIT, held an information seminar entitled ‘The Keys to Successful Property Investment’.  Property investment continues to be popular with New Zealanders looking to boost their income and provide additional financial security for their futures. Tenancy Strategies Our first speaker was Brendon

2014-09-04T12:56:48+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Events and Workshops|

Could Your Business Be At Risk?

UHY Haines Norton’s Assurance and Advisory Manager Tadius Munapeyi explains why all New Zealand businesses are at risk of economic fraud. Over 30% of New Zealand businesses of all sizes, structures and within all industries are believed to be subject to fraud, error and corruption – and this figure appears to be rising. Why Is

2014-09-04T12:49:44+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Assurance, Audit|

Agriculture News: August / September 2014

UHY Haines Norton Director Mark Foster provides a summary of current farming issues. An informal survey conducted by 3 News at the recent Fieldays in Hamilton found that the majority of farmers questioned want foreign ownership of farms banned, while only 30% don’t want it banned.  The majority opinion – which could spell trouble for

2014-09-04T12:47:57+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Farm Accounting|

Xero: Did You Know?

Xero is a constantly evolving cloud-based software which many small businesses have been attracted to.  If you’re anything like us, you know that information is powerful!  You may not be aware that Xero have extensive help facilities available to all users.  These are worth checking out if you’re ever stuck:      There is also

2014-09-04T12:43:26+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Accounting and Taxation, Resources|

Applying for New Zealand Superannuation

If you’re in your 60’s you may be looking forward to receiving NZ Superannuation and a SuperGold Card.  However, be aware that Super is not an automatic process that commences straight after your 65th birthday.  You will need to personally apply to receive Super in order for payments to begin.  Once you are aged 64

2014-09-04T12:40:34+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Resources|

Business After 5 Went Wild at UHY Haines Norton

On Thursday 21st August, UHY Haines Norton hosted the West Auckland Business Club’s Business After 5 event.  We always love this opportunity to open our doors and catch up with clients, associates and members of the West Auckland business community. We usually try to do something a little different and provide the audience with some

2014-09-04T12:38:48+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Events and Workshops|

In Remembrance: Allen Bolaffi

At UHY Haines Norton we were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of UHY Haines Norton Adelaide’s Managing Partner Allen Bolaffi, who died suddenly on 1st June 2014 of an unknown illness. Highly respected and admired, Allen was Managing Partner of UHY Adelaide for more than 30 years.  He was regarded as an

2014-09-04T12:35:56+00:00 September 4th, 2014|UHY International|