Who says Aussie is better for tax?!

The Australian budget set tax rates for the next two years so how do we compare.  The following table sets out tax payable using the basic scales so Working for Families, Medicare etc are not included.  Note how Australia “whacks” non-Australian tax resident (“NR”)...

90 Day Trail Period Changes

The 90 Day Trial Period is not offering employers the protection most people expect. Recent court decisions now obligate employers to ensure their recruitment processes enable them to prove they have acted fairly in their recruitment processes. Employers are coming to...

Three Important Payroll Changes

Is your business ready for the three important payroll changes? These three changes will take effect from the 1st April 2012. The changes affect every employer and employee in New Zealand. 1. Kiwisaver changes: Currently all employer kiwisaver contributions up to 2%...

2012/2013 Child Support Rates

As of 1st April 2012 Inland Revenue have recalculated the rates that are used to assess child support payments. The minimum annual assessment income for Child Support is $863, even if your actual assessable income in less than $863. Annual assessable income for Child...