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Tax Alert – Post Election Update

October 18, 2023

New Zealand Post-Election Update: Understand tax changes expected as a result of the 2023 General Election.

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From Mother to Daughter: Giles & Liew Appoints New Managing Director

September 20, 2022

After 25 years of leading Giles & Liew Chartered Accountants, it’s time to step down as Managing Director, and to appoint my daughter Kylie Liew to the role.

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Solving 8 Key Issues Impacting Cash Flow For New Zealand Businesses In 2022

September 20, 2022

Deep dive into the 8 key issues impacting cash flow for New Zealand businesses in 2022 and solutions to get your business back on track.

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COVID-19-Governement-Support

COVID-19 Government Assistance

August 25, 2021
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Tax Treatment of Meal Expenses

Tax Treatment of Meal Expenses for Self-Employed Taxpayers

July 29, 2021

In a final interpretation released on 7 July 2021, the IRD has concluded that in general, meal expenses for self-employed taxpayers are not deductible for income tax purposes, nor is […]

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Buying or Selling a business in New Zealand

Buying or Selling a Business? New Purchase Price Allocation Rules now apply

July 6, 2021

If you are intending on buying or selling a business, legislation that came into effect on 1 July 2021 will impact the process in which parties allocate the purchase price. […]

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Wellbeing Budget 2021

The Wellbeing Budget 2021

June 2, 2021

After the dramatic tax announcements in March 2021, particularly in regards to the new 39% tax rate, extension of the Brightline rules to ten years and the progressive phasing out […]

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IRD Targeting Real Estate Agents

IRD Targets Real Estate Agents

June 2, 2021

Concerns surrounding the potential claiming of personal expenses and not keeping logbooks or not keeping business records to support deductions, have been raised by the IRD. Where IRD have identified […]

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Sick Leave to increase New Zealand

Sick Leave to Increase

June 1, 2021

The Bill to double the current sick leave entitlement, passed its third reading in Parliament this month. Accordingly, the Bill is expected to come into force mid July 2021. Upon […]

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Xero enchanched security

Additional login security for Xero users.

April 29, 2021

Your business could be stopped in its tracks if someone gained access to your account through hacking, phishing or other cyber attacks. The good news is that many data breaches […]

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