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Michael's Comments - March 2022
Latest News - 2022-03-25

Michael's Comments - March 2022

With the end of financial year looming for most businesses, owners will be armed with information about business profitability and tax positions etc.  Our advice, however, is not to wait until year end to understand how your business is tracking.

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Essential housekeeping for end of financial year
Latest News - 2022-03-25

Essential housekeeping for end of financial year

As the end of the financial year looms for many businesses, we suggest the following steps to get your records in order…

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How Safe Is Your Cyber Security?
Latest News - 2022-03-25

How Safe Is Your Cyber Security?

With breaches ever on the rise (1030% Q3 to Q4 2021 increase in Malware according to CERTNZ) cybersecurity is one of the highest priorities for virtually every business.

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Leading Successful Change
Latest News - 2022-03-25

Leading Successful Change

One constant since the beginning of time has been change.  It’s a well-known fact that people deal with change differently – where some may embrace change, others may be fearful.

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Latest News - 2022-02-24

COVID-19 Support Payments

With cases of Omicron on the rise we wish to remind you that your business may be eligible for COVID financial support.

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Latest News - 2021-12-21

Michael's Comments - December 2021

One aspect of business that really comes to the fore in uncertain times like these is leadership.  A good leader can influence and guide individuals, teams, and whole organisations to achieve common goals.  

What does leadership look like in your business?  As a business leader do you practise the four quadrants of leadership?

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Latest News - 2021-12-21

Client Success - The Apple Press and now Boring Oat Milk

PKF Carr & Stanton are excited to be involved with innovative businesses and entrepreneurs.  One such entrepreneur is Ross Beaton, founder of The Apple Press and now co-owner of Boring Oat Milk.

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Latest News - 2021-12-21

COVID-19 Financial Support

Now that we have moved into the COVID Protection Framework (traffic light system) there are still some COVID-19 support options available to financially affected businesses. 

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Latest News - 2021-12-21

Trust Financial Disclosure Requirements

If you are a trustee, you will be aware that there have been several legislative changes during the year regarding New Zealand Trusts.  Our previous newsletters have provided information around the new Trusts Act 2019 and in particular, trustee obligations and the new rules around disclosure to beneficiaries.  As well as these changes, the Taxation (Income Tax Rate and Other Amendments) Bill was passed - the top personal tax rate increased to 39% and new financial reporting requirements for trusts were introduced.

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Latest News - 2021-12-21

Gifting at Christmas Time

Gifts to staff:

Given the challenges that many have faced during this last year, you may be looking to reward your staff this Christmas time.  Whilst Christmas gifts are a lovely way to show your appreciation, please remember that they may be liable for fringe benefit tax (FBT) or PAYE. 

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