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Fellowship award for Wellington director

Bruce Stormer, a director in our Wellington business advisory firm, has been made a Fellow of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.

A tale of two halves for Auckland suburban legal firms

Overall, the Auckland legal sector has remained buoyant through the past few years of Covid disruption. This is one of the insights from the 2021 Moore Markhams Auckland legal practitioners’ performance survey just released. Read more here.

Time to count up the Fringe Benefit Tax on Christmas traditions

For employers, the Christmas period is a time to splurge a little (or a lot) on your staff. This may include a Christmas party, taking the team out for lunch or providing Christmas gifts but you could also be liable to pay Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) on those perks. 

Latest survey shows Covid impact varied for pharmacists

New Zealand’s Community Pharmacy businesses have faced unprecedented challenges in the past year with COVID having a varied impact, which is evident in the 2021 Moore Markhams New Zealand Pharmacy Benchmarking survey report just released.

Hutt City Podiatry | Helping those from all walks of life

Ashleigh Steiner's experience as a top-level competitive gymnast has given her a thorough understanding of sports medicine and rehabilitation within the podiatry profession.

Where is this going – 2020 tax changes made under urgency?

In December last year tax changes were made under urgency without the usual consultation process. Fast forward one year and three things have happened.

New tax legislation

In September 2021, the Government introduced a Bill that contained over 100 tax amendments. We share a few of the changes of note.

What’s the tax implication of a vaccine ‘thank you’?

Many employers are implementing initiatives to thank employees that get vaccinated. This is in an effort to help the country achieve vaccine targets. But what is the tax implication for those employers?

From unsure to leader, Deron grows with Outward Bound

Henderson High School Year 12 Deron Tildsley arrived at Outward Bound “real unsure”. 21 days later he left with the knowledge that he has the confidence and leadership skills to aim for head boy next year.

Are you ready for Delta in 2022?

The Delta variety of Covid could easily have been called Covid-20 or Covid-21. Now would seem a good time to be thinking about how this disease is going to affect your business into the future and what you’re going to do about it, if anything.

Latest on Property Tax Rules

On Tuesday 28 September, the Government released the draft legislation outlining the details of the policy limiting the deductibility of interest costs for residential property investments.

How family-held businesses can thrive generation after generation

A well-designed family-held business succession plan can articulate the vision and values of the founders and help ensure a smooth transition to the next generation. From our experience, many leave succession planning too late. We share some of the key questions that a family should be asking if it wants its business to thrive from one generation to the next.

Kitchens For Less | Kitchen renos running hot

It’s all hands on deck at Otago firm Kitchens For Less as Covid-confined Kiwis splash out on new kitchens as would-be travellers divert holiday funds to renovations, with kitchens often top of the list.

Sanders Pharmacy | A winning strategy to business growth

Gemma Perry doesn’t believe in sitting on her laurels. Owner of Sanders Pharmacy in Te Awamutu, and a former New Zealand Young Pharmacist of the Year, Gemma and her team were named Community Pharmacy of the Year at this year’s Primary Healthcare Awards.

‘New builds’ discussion document

Inland Revenue’s “Design of the interest limitation rule and additional bright-line rules” document provides clarification on the proposed rules and seeks feedback on certain elements regarding the tax deductibility of interest on residential investment properties and the extension of the bright-line period to 10 years. 

The inconvenient truth about sustainability

Technology needed to meet 2050 global emissions targets is not ready but there are five steps we could take now that would make a big difference.

LNG: is the answer to sustainable shipping staring us in the face?

Shipping would be the world’s sixth largest polluter if it was a country. Powering vessels with LNG could cut emissions by 30 percent but it is controversial.