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 Errant...

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...

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...