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E-signatures legally recognised

Life just got easier with electronic signatures now accepted on documents and information provided to Inland Revenue. This includes tax and GST returns. The hassle of printing, scanning and processing is eliminated. At Capital Accounting we are already hitting the button to forward your returns to you for simple signing and return to us ahead of […]

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Employsure

Managing employees and keeping your workplace safe is a big part of business success and that is why we recently partnered with Employsure. Finding the time in a busy work day to ensure you are meeting employment and health and safety requirements can be daunting, and it is often the aspect of a business that […]

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Wear the Right Hat

Michael Gerber wrote a well-known book “The E Myth Revisited” which he subtitled “Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About it”. The E in the title stands for “entrepreneur” which is what many Kiwis are or want to be. He identified the fundamental flaw for most new small business owners – […]

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Mileage rate change

Each year IRD assesses the claimable mileage rate and for the second year in a row the rate has gone down. This is now 72 cents for the 2016 tax year, down from 74 cents for 2015 and 77 cents in 2014. The rate applies to both diesel and petrol vehicles but not to motorcycles […]

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Motor Vehicle Levies

As a motor vehicle owner, in most cases you can enjoy again this year a reduction to your licensing fee. This kicked in on 1 July due to the ACC levy portion of the “rego” vehicle licensing fee going down because the levies collected are considered sufficient to cover the estimated claims that are likely […]

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