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We have discontinued Health Adviser and now include the issues previously covered in this newsletter in ‘Business Adviser’
With significant changes to New Zealand’s healthcare system, medical practices are demanding more of their Practice Managers. We look at the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful Practice Manager in today’s environment. We also investigate the myth of property’s tax advantages and consider proactive tax management for improving your cashflow.
Selling your practice - minimise stress/maximise sale price, the current recession vs. the 1987 share market crash, an update on the Trans-Tasman double tax agreement, the impact and challenges our aging population poses to society and compliance relief for SME's.
Health sector major beneficiary of Government spend for Budget 2009 and other highlights, the importance of innovation to NZ businesses and the ACC shakedown.
Longevity and the aged care sector; Government looks to improve the business environment; Capital gains tax by stealth? End-of-year tax considerations.
New legislation affecting income tax rates, the 90 day probation period, and advisory articles on entertainment tax and exiting your business.
Love your bank manager; The new taxation bill: “controversial”; Mind the gap; Recruitment and retention.
Owning your practice premises; Tips for improving cashflow and debt management; Inland Revenue crackdown; Changes to provisional tax regime.
New look for Grant Thornton – ongoing commitment to your business; End of year tax considerations; KiwiSaver – Changes from 1 April 2008; Research & development tax credits now available.
KiwiSaver for the non-employee; changes to partnership rules; Investing 101; Survey shows likelihood of high business ownershp churn; New PIE rules for investors.
Are you ready for KiwiSaver?; New Zealand businesses lagging behind in energy conservation; Quick Budget summary; Does a Family Trust need an Independent Trustee?; Property transactions; Government seeks views on SME tax compliance costs.
Managing your tax payments; Tax update for investors; How would your practice stand up to the Inland Revenue's scrunity? Personal Property Securities Act 1999.
GST offset arrangements; Promoting your web address; Holiday Act 2003 - reality bites; Penalty regime review; Charities & Charitable donations.
Financial fraud, an unpleasant reality; Taxing investment income - an investor's overview to the proposed Bill introduced 16 May 2006; IRD v the Property Investor
End of year tax considerations; New Zealand business owners among the more stressed; Holiday leave changes; May 2005 Tax Bill - tax changes on their way; Recent appointments in Auckland.
"Batten down the hatches" - cashflow planning in an economic slowdown; Are you treating your employees as contractors?; Shareholders' Agreements; Entertainment Tax - How should you reward staff and referral sources.
Overcoming the financial impact of illness or injury; Relationship changes; Company removal options; Successful strategy implementation.
May 2005 Taxation Bill - tax changes on their way; IBOS update; Which accounting software is best for you?; Duties of a Trustee; Quick roundup of recent employment law changes.
New Zealand profit outlook better than most; Considering year end tax implications; Maintaining tax losses and imputation credits; Assessing whether to be part of the qualifying company regime; Improving business performance.
The drivers of success; There's more than meets the eye - reading Inland Revenue's signals; New Year's Planning; Why should you invest in your people; Holiday pay; International Financial Reporting Standards.
Surviving the PHO minefield; Double hit on property investors; Banking on the Bank?; US Estate Tax; International Financial Reporting Standards.
Ignore the Personal Property Securities Act at your peril; Proposals for simplifying the taxation of fringe benefits; IRD audit adjustments; Benchmarking - from worst to first; Key performance indicators; International Business Owners Survey.
Hooray Hooray, it's a happy Holidays Act 2004; To lease or not to lease, that is the question...; Marketing and management tips to help your practice succeed; You think business is tough, try being not for profit; Time to forecast income, expenditure and cashflow.
Don't forget the tax man this Christmas; Stress in the workplace; Fraud - are you at risk?; New Year's Resolutions; Holiday Pay
Is there safety in numbers?; Open Ended Investment Companies attract IRD attention; Tax update.
What is a business plan?; Are you paying more than your share of the practice overheads?; Innovation from IRD... to make life easier; Practice data analysis; Insolvency law changes announced.
Corporate Governance; "Your majesty there is no second best; Create certainty with buy/sell agreements; The dangers of doing nothing; Audit Committees; The Corporate Governance checklist.
Noticed any red flags flying lately?; How would you fare in a tax audit?; Business risk and preservation; Wills and Power of Attorney; Relationship Property; Something to think about; Family Trusts.
Corporate Recovery and Reorganisation; Grant Thornton launches new website; Personal Property Securities Act 1999; ACC update; Reduced late payment penalties; Recent Appointment.
31 March reminders; Paid parental leave to start; FBT prescribed interest rate changes; Increase in minimum wage rates; Easier interest deductions for companies.