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Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

While every effort has been made to provide valuable, useful information in this publication, this firm and any related suppliers or associated companies accept no responsibility or any form of liability from reliance upon or use of its contents.  Any suggestions should be considered carefully within your own particular circumstances, as they are intended as general information only.

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Successful ventures don’t operate in the dark

Written by Greg Millar on October 9th, 2017.      0 comments

Spotlight Reporting Super VCFO lock up-962Spotlight Reporting is Xero's most popular advanced reporting software add-on, providing another level of insight that all business owners who aspire to success should embrace. 

Here at Alliott NZ, we also exist to help our clients to succeed.
 

Introducing Xero projects

Written by Xero on September 25th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382Whether you’re a small business, or an accountant working with one, it’s important to know which jobs deliver the best return on investment, and which ones need to be reined in.

Cue projects in Xero: a simple way to capture, track and report on the time and money spent on each job so you can proactively invoice, make informed decisions and manage your business more efficiently.
 

Managing cash flow Pt 2

Written by Greg Millar on September 18th, 2017.      0 comments

NZD calculator-857Anyone running a business knows the story: one day, there is a pile of cash in the bank, then it appears to disappear overnight.

Here are some more tips to help you manage your cash flow if you ever find yourself in this situation.

 

Managing cash flow Pt 1

Written by Vanessa Williams on September 14th, 2017.      0 comments

nz money 100s 50s generic n2-451Anyone running a business knows the story: one day, there is a pile of cash in the bank, then it appears to disappear overnight.

Here are some tips to help you manage your cash flow if you ever find yourself in this situation.

 

NZ Budget 2017: Business growth agenda

Written by Greg Millar on May 26th, 2017.      0 comments

budget-789The Government’s plan for growth is sensible conservative fiscal policy, strong orthodox monetary policy, and an ongoing programme of microeconomic reform that enhances the competitiveness and confidence of Kiwi businesses.

It is crucial that we pull on all three of these levers.

 

NZ Budget 2017: Family income and tax rates

Written by Greg Millar on May 26th, 2017.      0 comments

budget-789$2 billion a year Family Incomes Package announced, commencing 1 April 2018 that will make changes to tax thresholds, Working for Families and the Accommodation Supplement to help Kiwi families get ahead.

The Minister believes it is a first step towards simplifying the income tax system.

Topics: budget, New Zealand, tax
 

NZ Budget 2017

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 26th, 2017.      0 comments

Flag of New Zealand-331It’s too early to tell whether what was released in this year's Budget will be amplified before the election. The fiscal tank doesn’t feel empty by a long shot.

New Zealand is in an enviable position globally that we can’t afford to squander, according to Budget commentators Deloitte.

Topics: budget, New Zealand
 

Don't be harassed by the hangover of Christmas financial debt

Written by Greg Millar on February 2nd, 2017.      0 comments

credit card-261The dreaded statements arrive, but don’t just ignore them or pay off the minimum on your credit card debt.

Whether you just have a few hundred owing on your card or even thousands, there are some simple steps to get you paying off the debt.

 

Running on empty?

Written by Anthony McIlroy on August 4th, 2016.      0 comments

panic-456When you have more money going out of the business than is coming in, if you can’t pay your bills, you’re running at a loss. You may have a big order in the pipeline that will cover you but you might need to seek out a loan to cover you until the money comes through.

You can distinguish temporary cash flow issues from larger issues but, either way, you need to act.
 

New Zealand Budget 2016

Written by Greg Millar on May 27th, 2016.      0 comments

logo-budget2016-lrg-416Overall ​the outlook for the economy is positive and the Crown’s books are in good shape, but what are the announcements on New Zealand tax? We summarise the key issues for you.
Topics: budget, economy , tax
 

Doing business in New Zealand?

Written by Greg Millar on July 20th, 2015.      0 comments

0715 nz budget alliotts ad-27NZ's recent Budget shows it’s still a good time to invest in New Zealand with a surplus forecast in 2016, low inflation and good economic growth. 

Alliott NZ in Auckland is a well-established firm with a solid track record in helping Australian businesses successfully set up in New Zealand - over 50 of them so far.

Our NZ Budget 2015 summary has been specially created so you can discuss the opportunities with any clients who might be looking to grow or expand overseas.