Rewarding your team with vouchers or trips? Providing a car or a gym membership? FBT can be tricky, so make sure you’re calculating the true cost of employee perks. Fringe benefit tax is one of the trickier areas of day-to-day taxes for Kiwi businesses. What is fringe benefit tax? Fringe benefit tax, or FBT, is […]
GST changes are coming in 2023, designed to support e-invoicing and electronic record keeping. All businesses need to be aware of the changes to ensure their business processes can manage the new requirements. New rules modernising GST invoicing and record-keeping requirements will apply from 1 April 2023. The key change is removing the requirement to
You may be eligible for the Cost of Living payment – even if it hasn’t arrived in your account. If you earned less than $70,000 between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022, you are eligible for the one-off $350 payment, paid over three months. It’s individual income, not household income The Cost of Living payment is
Plus be in the draw to win a trip to the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 in October! Whether you are a Pukekohe local or not, you may have heard that it is the last V8 racing weekend 9-11 September at the Pukekohe track. Pukekohe is making a party of it and hosting a street
As an employer, if you provide fringe benefits to employees, or others associated with your business, you must generally pay fringe benefit tax (FBT) on the value of these benefits. So, when are you liable for FBT? Any time you provide non-cash benefits to your staff. The list is potentially endless but in practice, most
It’s a given that you’ll want to maximise your business income. Sometimes, however, when factors outside your control are limiting your income, rethinking your costs might be where you can shift your outcomes in your favour. Whether the market’s in an upward or downward cycle, good systems for tracking and controlling costs will help your
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How to strengthen your business in times of increasing costs From the 1st April 2022 the minimum wage will increase to $21.20 an hour. Small business owners who employ staff on minimum wage will have to increase wages accordingly. Small business owners are already feeling the strain of recent global and local events and this
February 2022 Businesses struggling with revenue during the Omicron outbreak can apply for new targeted funding, as announced by the government on Monday 21st February. Applications for the first payment open on February 28, with payments starting from March 1. There will be 3 payments in total, available on a fortnightly basis. The new scheme
How do I calculate my revenue? Your revenue for the RSP calculation should be based on standard accounting principles for revenue recognition. i.e., how you would normally prepare your annual or monthly reports. For example: For a business that deals mainly in cash, such as restaurants and bars, revenue would be the daily takings.