Voluntary disclosures

Traddies have been under the watchful eye of Inland Revenue (IRD) for the last few years since being identified as a cash-dominated industry in 2012. A media campaign has recently been launched to warn tradespeople that doing ‘cash jobs’ may comprise tax evasion, and that every cash job leaves a trail (or lack of a trail) that can be tracked by IRD.  
 
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Team development

Business owners and managers are often focused on a company’s financial performance, return on investment and other monetary indicators of business success. Intangible investment in human capital can commonly be overlooked as it can be difficult to measure improvements, or any direct increase in outputs. However, employee effectiveness is critical to the performance of all business processes. 
 
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Accommodation allowances

In today’s fast changing commercial environment, it is common for employers to provide board or accommodation to employees, and move staff to new locations based on the needs of the business. This can occur when permanently moving an employee to a new location, or when temporarily seconding an employee to a different location. 
 
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Technology and R&M

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Seismic Assessment - quake repairs

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Choosing your insurance firm

Many of us shop based on price. When it comes to insurance, you should also think about how the insurer treats its customers when claims are made. 
Consumer New Zealand recently did a satisfaction survey and ranked the insurance companies. To find out which performed the best, Consumer New Zealand is the place to go.
 
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Follow up, systematically

Do you ever send an email with a request and never hear back? 
 
One way to keep control is to transfer a copy from your sent file into a follow-up folder on your desktop. You could have a folder for each week. Then once a week go through this folder to see who has not responded to your emails. 
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Trusts with only a family home

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