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Holiday cashflow blues

Many businesses start to worry about their bank balance around now. The holidays looming recall unpleasant memories of last year. All the regular expenses (wages, rent, suppliers and so on) are still due, but the people who pay you are either away on holiday or slow payers awaiting payment themselves.Instead of a relaxing break the holidays can be filled with stress. The brutal facts are that December/January are the worst months for slow paying clients.These are “holiday cashflow blues”.The...

November 23, 2018

PAYE filing is changing

Payday filing will be mandatory from 1 April 2019. This means employers will be required to file employment information every payday instead of monthly. If you file electronically (through a software provider or MYIR), you must file employment information within two working days of payday. To keep on top of the filing requirements we recommend you file the IRD returns at the same time you process the pay.  We anticipate this will create an extra workload and risk non filing of returns ...

November 19, 2018

Your Christmas health check

Do your Christmas housekeepingChase up unpaid invoices to encourage payment before Christmas to get cashflow off to a good start for the New Year.Make sure your voicemail message and website mention closing date info and emergency contact details. Who’s responding to work related emails while you’re on holiday?Is payroll all set up for the holidays? Don’t leave it till the last minute and double check your calculations.Shutting the doors over Christmas? Remember to give staff 14 days’ no...

November 16, 2018

Enjoy the bells and whistles without the tax headache

Parties and gifts are all part of the festive fun but they can cost a small fortune. Here’s a list of the rules around entertainment expenses so you know what’s deductible and non-deductible before you fork out for your staff and customers.To claim 100% of your customer gifts, keep it non-food or drink related. Book vouchers, tickets to a sports match or a personalised calendar can be claimed in full.Got a staff party planned? Half your food, drink, entertainment and venue hire can be claime...

November 12, 2018

Checklist: Can your business survive the holiday period?

While the Christmas/New Year period is traditionally a slow time of year for business, you still need to meet your expenses. Ensure your bases are covered before you clock off for the year. 1. Plan aheadDo a budget to figure out how much you are going to need to cover your overheads. This is especially important if it’s going to be several weeks before you start earning a crust again. A cashflow forecast will help you identify any issues before they become problems. 2. Get your cashflow i...

November 5, 2018

Accounting from an accountants perspective

Here at Ogiers, we have a number of qualified accountants who have degrees and are all members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. So what does this mean for you as a client? It does mean that we have a degree in commerce, have gained the skills necessary to be a valued member of the accounting profession and to have that important CA after our name.  It does mean that we DO spend 20 hours every year completing formal continuing education courses and...

September 12, 2018

Complimentary client review meeting

Have you heard us say before how important it is to work on your business, not in it? It is essential to take time out to discuss what is happening in your business.  The client review meeting is an ideal opportunity for you to meet with us on a no charge / no obligations basis to discuss any of the following: Your goals for your business and how you plan to achieve them.How your business goals tie in with your personal and lifestyle goals.Issues and challenges you are facing in your busine...

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