Minimum wage increase – 1 April 2022

Minimum wage increase – 1 April 2022

Minimum wage increase – 1 April 2022 The minimum wage will rise to $21.20 an hour from April 1. It is currently set at $20. The 6 per cent increase is just above the annual rate of inflation recorded in the December quarter. The starting out and training minimum wage will increase from $16 to […]

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Have you purchased or sold a house in the past with either the assistance of a family member or assisting a family member?

Have you purchased or sold a house in the past with either the assistance of a family member or assisting a family member?

The extension of the Brightline Test last year from 5 years to 10 years has resulted in families having to pay tax unexpectedly where parents have assisted their children with purchasing a home and their equity share had been sold, or the property sold.  The Brightline Tests means when parents purchase an equity share in […]

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Five employment tips for public holidays over Christmas and New Year

Five employment tips for public holidays over Christmas and New Year

These are five things to note for employers and employees to prepare for the upcoming holiday season. 1. A business may close down over the holiday period Businesses can have an ‘annual closedown’ for their whole business or a part of it. They must give their employees at least 14 days’ notice. It’s best to […]

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Employers must provide paid time off for employees to get vaccinated

Employers must provide paid time off for employees to get vaccinated

Employees are now eligible for paid time off from work to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. Many employers are already doing this to encourage their workforce to be fully vaccinated. New Zealanders should consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible. Employees will be entitled to reasonable paid time away from work to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. […]

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Finders keepers: attract the best team and keep them keen

Finders keepers: attract the best team and keep them keen

The unemployment rate is down to 4% and for some industries like hospitality and horticulture, the labour shortage is crippling. For others, like the construction sector, COVID-19 has drawn a double-edged sword: endless work but a lack of skilled labour. Whether you’re looking to expand and hire, recruit to replace, or keep your hotshots in-house, […]

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COVID-19 Key Dates

Northland Alert Levels Level 4 – 11.59pm Tuesday 17 August 2021 Level 3 – 11.59pm Thursday 2 September 2021 Level 2 – 11.59pm Tuesday 7 September 2021 Level 3 – 11.59pm Friday 8 October 2021   Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) – 30% Revenue Decline https://www.ird.govt.nz/covid-19/business-and-organisations/resurgence-support-payment/apply Round 1 – Applications opened 24 August 2021 (Tuesday) Revenue […]

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ETFPOS facility in Whangarei office

ETFPOS facility in Whangarei office

Gilmore Taylor now offers payment by EFTPOS or Debit Card in our Whangarei premises. Note: this does not include Credit Card.

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Covid-19 Update – 27 August 2021

Tax payments If you or your business are having difficulty paying tax by the due date, Inland Revenue have issued some guidance. As part of the response to COVID-19, Inland Revenue still need customers to continue to file their returns. This is particularly important as evidence of ongoing business activity which is required to ensure […]

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Covid 19 Wage Subsidy and the Resurgence Support Payments

Wage Subsidy Scheme Declarations The declaration for this scheme is substantially more detailed than in the past. It states that businesses must prepare and maintain information to support and demonstrate how the decline in revenue was attributable to the move to Alert Level 4 on 17 August 2021. This includes: • dates of the affected […]

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Covid-19 Update – Wage Subsidy 20 August 2021

Covid-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 Applications are now open for the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 for businesses affected by the move to Alert Level 4 on 17 August 2021. Business includes a registered business, sole trader or self-employed person (who may or may not employ other employees). The business must meet the following revenue […]

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