Sally Houghton Optometrists Celebrates 20 Years

Congratulations to Helensville local Sally Houghton Optometrists, trading as ‘Eye-Q’, who are celebrating their 20th year in business. Sally Houghton was first introduced to the world of optometry at the young age of six years old, when she was diagnosed with short-sightedness. Her early interest in this as a profession never waned, and she eventually

2019-05-21T11:23:12+00:00May 21st, 2019|Client News|

The Business Valuation Process

There may be all sorts of reasons why you require a business valuation. As well as the most common situations of buying a business or selling your own business, they are also useful and often necessary when buying out other managers/business partners, restructuring, in matrimonial disputes, for succession planning and refinancing. While there are several

2019-05-20T11:21:08+00:00May 20th, 2019|Business Valuations|

Top Business Start-Up Tips

In recent years there have been as many as 50,000 new businesses starting up in New Zealand each year. Statistics New Zealand reports that while around 80% of business start-ups usually survive their first year, in the longer term often just a quarter survive to celebrate 10 years in business. While no two businesses (or

2019-05-14T14:27:26+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business Improvement|

Business Strategies: Luxury At Any Price

High-end brands offer experiences as much as services. It’s a trait that – in an increasingly customer-focused world – all businesses can and should adopt. Ask five people to define the concept of brand in a business context and you may hear five different answers. Is it simply a product manufactured by a company under

2019-05-09T08:39:39+00:00May 9th, 2019|UHY International|

Holiday Home And Short-Term Rental Taxes

Renting out your home, rental property or holiday home for a short-term period can be a great way to make some extra income when you’re not personally using those properties but don’t want to lock in long-term renters. Airbnb, Bookabach and other online accommodation companies make it extremely easy to list your property as they

2019-05-06T12:05:23+00:00May 6th, 2019|Property Accounting, Tax|

Reminder: Payday Filing From 1st April 2019

All employers must be payday filing from 1 April 2019. From 1 April 2019 employers will be included in one of the following groups for delivering their employment income information to IRD: The online group The non-electronic group The new employer group The Online Group Criteria Employers who withheld $50,000 or more of PAYE and

2019-03-21T13:33:22+00:00March 21st, 2019|Accounting|

Staff News: March 2019

This month we say farewell to Accountant Rafe Williams who is leaving to pursue new opportunities. We wish Rafe all the best for the next chapter in his career. Congratulations – again! – to Accountant Lorraine Agraval’s son and daughter-in-law Rick and Lisa Agraval. Their online butchery business The Meat Box was the winner of

2019-03-21T10:29:21+00:00March 21st, 2019|The UHY Team|

Taxing Matters: March 2019

A summary of the latest tax changes and news relating to individuals and businesses. On 1st April 2019 the minimum wage increases to $17.70 (up from $16.50) for adults and to $14.16 (up from $13.20) for starting out and training wages.   Changes will be made to IRD’s myIR Secure Online Services from 26th April

2019-03-21T09:23:47+00:00March 21st, 2019|Tax|

Phasing Out Single-Use Plastic Bags

Back in December the government approved a mandatory ban on single-use shopping bags. The regulations take effect from 1st July 2019, so if you haven’t already done so now is the time for your business to use up any existing stocks of plastic bags and begin to source acceptable alternatives. The single-use plastic bags which

2019-03-20T09:53:49+00:00March 20th, 2019|General|