Monthly Archives: February 2015

Staff News: February/March 2015

In January we farewelled Accountants Rosalie Conroy and Craig Mowat.  Rosalie has left to pursue a new job opportunity, and Craig is beginning a new career as a primary school teacher.  We wish them both the very best for their future endeavours. We have welcomed on board a new Accountant, Wendy Dong.  Wendy brings with

2015-02-25T09:51:21+00:00 February 25th, 2015|The UHY Team|

UHY’s Global Transfer Pricing Guide 2015

The UHY network has released its 2015 “Global Transfer Pricing Guide” to assist tax and finance professionals responsible for cross-border tax planning and compliance with their enquiries.  Given the complexity of transfer pricing issues, the guide provides in the first instance a country-by-country summary of major transfer pricing requirements, including pricing methods, documentation and penalties

2015-02-25T09:49:26+00:00 February 25th, 2015|International Tax|

2015 West Auckland Business Showcase

The West Auckland Business Club’s 2015 Business Showcase promises to be their stand out event for the year!  There will be more exhibitors than ever before showcasing their products and services at the bigger venue of The Trusts Stadium on Central Park Drive in Henderson.  There will be an impressive line-up of businesses presenting free

2015-02-25T09:32:01+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Events and Workshops|

IRD Releases Specified Livestock Determination

The Inland Revenue has released the ‘National Standard Costs for Specified Livestock Determination 2015’.  The determination applies to any specified livestock on hand at the end of the 2014/2015 income year where the taxpayer has elected to value that livestock under the national standard cost scheme for that income year.  The national standard costs are

2015-02-25T09:16:23+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Farm Accounting|

IRD Has More Authority to Pursue Offshore Tax Evaders

A convention has now come into effect which affords the Inland Revenue Department with more power to pursue tax evaders who leave New Zealand.  The ‘Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters’ officially enables co-operation between international tax authorities concerning the assessment and collection of taxes.  The IRD will now be able to request

2015-02-25T09:14:37+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Accounting and Taxation|

New Zealand SMEs Are Fast to Adopt Cloud Accounting

A recent study completed by cloud accounting company Xero revealed that New Zealand businesses are faster to adopt cloud accounting technology than their counterparts in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The study discovered that 18% of New Zealand small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) were using cloud software to manage their accounts, compared

2015-02-25T09:12:53+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Accounting and Taxation|

Maximising the Benefits of Employee Training

Jennifer Wyatt Sargent of Wyatt Sargent & Associates Ltd advises on how organisations can make the most of employee training. This is the time of year when many organisations undertake their strategic planning, and one of the areas that often comes under the microscope is training. Unfortunately not all organisations have had positive outcomes with

2015-02-25T09:11:09+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Human Resources|

Ten Things To Do When Business Is Slow

Sometimes the activities involved in running your business make your head spin.  It’s so busy you don’t have time to think and you get to the end of each day happily exhausted with what you’ve accomplished.  Orders are coming in, customers are buying, and your business is growing.  Most small businesses go through cycles when

2015-02-25T09:09:41+00:00 February 25th, 2015|General|