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Farm Accounting: Figured and Xero Together

UHY Haines Norton Director and Farm Accounting specialist Mark Foster explains the benefits for farmers of using Figured and Xero software together.  There is good news for farmers looking to improve their management of farm performance and profitability. Xero accounting software has the ability to manage livestock tracking with the help of the farm accounting

2017-11-23T12:02:45+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Farm Accounting|

The New UHY Haines Norton Website

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website The site has a number of new and improved features to make it as useful, informative and as easy to navigate as possible. Our services are grouped into three main categories: Accounting and Tax, Audit and Assurance, and Specialist Services, which are then

2017-11-01T12:58:33+00:00 November 1st, 2017|General|

Staff News: October/November 2017

We are so pleased to welcome on board Monique Wood, who is the new friendly face of our Henderson reception. Monique previously worked for a Chartered Accounting firm in the central city, but as a West Aucklander is loving the opportunity to work close to home. When she is not here running the Henderson reception,

2017-11-01T11:06:59+00:00 November 1st, 2017|The UHY Team|

Email Addresses To Shut Down

After 30th November 2017, a number of email addresses will be shut down when Vodafone stops offering email services. It is particularly important if you are a small business owner or sole trader to take steps now to set up a new email account. You will need to move all important messages and contacts and

2017-11-01T10:41:27+00:00 November 1st, 2017|General|

Global Real Estate Guide 2017

International accounting network UHY has released its 2017 “Global Real Estate Guide”. As the world becomes more globalised, many investors, both corporate and private, are looking for international opportunities. Investors need to effectively navigate the rules and regulations of the country where the property is situated. Just like with other major investments, it is essential

2017-11-01T09:59:10+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Property Accounting|

Taxing Matters: October/November 2017

A summary of the latest tax changes relating to individuals and businesses. Businesses may apply to the Commissioner for a six-monthly GST filing frequency if their taxable supplies do not, or are not likely to, exceed $500,000 (excl. GST) in a twelve-month period. This option may be beneficial to help reduce compliance costs for those

2017-11-01T09:43:41+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Accounting, Tax|

Creating Value In Your Business

Creating value in your business is different and more complex than increasing sales. UHY Haines Norton’s Business Valuations specialist Kerry Tizard explains how small business owners can assess the return their business is generating and identify ways to achieve growth. I recently met Steve, a business owner who has started a business providing general IT

2017-11-01T08:25:38+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Business Valuations|

Unravelling The Audit Process

For many organisations just the thought of undergoing an audit can be stressful and daunting. However, professional auditors such as UHY Haines Norton are skilled at undertaking audit processes with minimal disruption while conducting an objective and thorough evaluation. Here we explain the steps involved in a typical audit process for New Zealand organisations. UHY

2017-11-01T07:47:43+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Audit|

Farm Accounting: Farmhouse Expenses

UHY Haines Norton Director and Farm Accounting specialist Mark Foster clarifies the recent changes to the rules for claiming farmhouse expenses. The IRD has made some changes to the guidelines for claiming farmhouse expenses. These apply to the 2017/18 tax year: from 1st June 2017 for dairy farmers and 1st July 2017 for sheep and

2017-10-31T08:11:38+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Farm Accounting|

The Bright-line Test in Practice

Back in October 2015, the IRD introduced the bright-line test for taxing the sales of residential properties. While the concept of taxing residential properties sold within two years of acquisition is straightforward, in reality there are often a number of factors to consider. Here we provide some examples to illustrate the bright-line test in practice.

2017-10-26T09:33:52+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Property Accounting|