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Articles - 23 03 2021

New Government Property Announcements

Today, the Government announced a range of measures addressing the supply and demand for residential properties. The three main announcements are: - Increase to the bright line test from 5 years to 10 years effective from 27 March 2021 - Changes to the treatment of times when a property is not the owner's main home - Intention to remove interest deduction on residential properties from 1 October 2021

Articles - 15 02 2021

PKF New Zealand - Xero National Partner of the Year 2020

Despite the year that it was, 2020 was national accounting firm network, PKF New Zealand’s year! PKF were named as winners of the National Partner of the Year category at the Xero awards in Auckland on the 12th February 2021.

Articles - 04 02 2021

The new top tax rate

A new top tax rate of 39% will apply on personal income in excess of $180,000 for the 2021-2022 and later tax years. For most taxpayers this begins on 1 April 2021.

Articles - 08 12 2020

IRD Service Availability Over Holiday Break

Key information about the IRD opening and closing dates over the holiday period. Thursday 24 December 2020: Closedown at 2pm for all services including front of house and contact centres Tuesday 5 January 2021: Normal hours resume The IRD website and myIR will be available for customers throughout the closedown E-File system and helpdesk will be unavailable from Friday 25 December, available again on Sunday 3 January 2021. IRD number applications that are submitted after 2pm on 24th December will not be received until 5 January 2021. As per the IRD standard 10 working day turn around these may not be processed until 19 January 2021. Urgent IRD Number Applications received between 2pm on 24 December and 8am 5 January 2020 will be processed by Wednesday 6 January 2021. Working for families Tax Credits (WFFTC) payments are unaffected by Christmas and New Year holidays. Normal payments will be made on Tuesday 22 December and Tuesday 29 December.

COVID-19 - 21 08 2020

Government Announces New Wage Subsidy & Other Support Measures

Grant Robertson has announced a new round of the wage subsidy, in response to the recent lockdown restrictions. The Resurgence Wage Subsidy is a 2-week payment. Businesses will need to show a 40 per cent drop during a period of at least 14 days between August 12 and September 14, when compared to last year.

COVID-19 - 17 08 2020

Mandatory contact tracing for NZ businesses

Protect your customers and staff with contact tracing. NZ COVID Tracer QR code posters are free to create and are mandatory from 12pm on Wednesday 19 August, for businesses and service providers under Alert Level 2 and 3.

Articles - 03 08 2020

Invitation to free Xero webinars

If you are an existing Xero user or are considering changing your accounting software, our two-part webinar series on Hubdoc and managing documents and data is a must for you and your business! Now is a good time to think of ways to speed up admin, so you can focus more time on running your business or spending extra time with family and friends. PKF and Xero are here to help you achieve this.

COVID-19 - 02 07 2020

ACC Supporting your Business with annual invoicing

Businesses are facing unprecedented financial pressures as a result of COVID-19. Where possible ACC are taking practical steps to provide what respite and support they can during these times, while also safeguarding New Zealand's no-fault accident insurance scheme.

COVID-19 - 09 06 2020

Wage subsidy & small business loans scheme - New details and deadlines

Applications close soon for the existing wage subsidy scheme. The Government has tweaked the criteria for the extension wage scheme and extended the application deadline for the small business loan scheme. Talk to us. We can help with your applications.

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