IRD in “Cashies” crackdown

Inland Revenue Department has tagged four parts of Auckland for a ‘cashies’ tax crackdown that could turn into a national campaign. The tax-gatherer has started using radio, community newspapers, mobile ads and bus-stop signage for a message to residential...

Phishing: Still a concern

Businesses often don’t realize how vulnerable their confidential data is until it’s exposed by a hack. By now, many are aware of external threats to data security and (hopefully) prepare accordingly, but breaches can still occur—despite taking the necessary security...

5 Warnings that a business is failing

Complacency Company does something well and then rests on its laurels An obsession with “winning” Executives who have forgotten that the purpose of a business is to serve its customers. Constant Change The belief that change is constant and for the better...

How to avoid a painful tax audit?

Even the NZX can be caught out by a tax audit. The sharemarket business paid $1.2 million extra after the Inland Revenue Department checked its books. For the average small business owner, the thought of a visit from tax inspectors is enough to make them shiver. We...