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14 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 7

New taxation Bill responds to changing business practices and technology

The new Taxation (Annual Rates for 2021–22, GST, and Remedial Matters) Bill includes a range of proposed...
30 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Interest deductibility rules on residential investment property and proposed exemptions

The interest deductibility proposals announced in March aimed to dampen investor demand for existing residential properties and...
27 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Financial forecasting 101

What is financial forecasting? Financial forecasting is the process of estimating the future financial performance of a...
13 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Technology and the future Virtual CFO

This article is the second in a series that looks at the VCFO role, how it differs...
3 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Second round of COVID-19 Wage Subsidy opens to businesses needing financial support

Applications for the Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2 open Friday 3 September 2021. With the initial two-week...
19 August 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

COVID-19 financial support for NZ businesses affected by latest lockdown

With the move to Alert Level 4 on 17 August 2021, the Government has reactivated the Wage...
23 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

What is a Virtual CFO and how could one help your business?

With the transition to real time accounting using cloud-based software, an increase in flexible working arrangements and...
21 April 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Property tax changes and what it means for property owners and investors

Major changes were recently announced by the Government to try and cool the overheating New Zealand housing...
9 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Preparing for tax time: The do’s and don’ts that will maximise your tax position

Preparing for tax time can be daunting – especially as a small business owner when it adds...
4 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy March 2021 is now available, and a second round of the Resurgence Support Payment has been announced

Applications for the Wage Subsidy open Thursday 4 March 2021, and payments start from Monday 8 March...
23 February 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

COVID-19: Government support payments available for businesses and organisations

Applications are now open for the Resurgence Support Payment. On 17 February, the Prime Minister announced the...
20 November 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

NZ Government extends the small business cashflow (loan) scheme

The cashflow loan scheme provides one-off loans to support the cash flow needs of small businesses impacted...
14 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Accessing regional business support funding for professional advice and training services

Funding has been made available through the Regional Business Partner Network to help SMEs recover from the...
24 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

How to navigate an IRD audit with the best possible outcome

This article was first published in the CFO Series Magazine in September 2020 An IRD audit is...
4 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

The importance of cash flow forecasting and ‘how to’ during COVID19 | Part 2

In this two-part series, William Buck Manager Business Advisory, Eric Flammang provides his recommendations for monitoring and...
4 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

The importance of cash flow forecasting and ‘how to’ during COVID19 | Part 1

In this two-part series, William Buck Manager Business Advisory, Eric Flammang provides his recommendations for monitoring and...
29 July 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

International tax in the time of COVID-19

William Buck Tax Director Jayesh Kumar and Accountant Harrison Stutt answer some common questions asked by their...
29 July 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

How a Disaster Recovery Plan can help you adapt quicker

The ability to return to ‘business as usual’ will be influenced by a number of factors including...
24 July 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Why hiring a virtual CFO can be a game-changer

Given the time pressures of running a business, many startups and even SME’s, can only devote a...
16 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Law changes bring relief to directors and debt

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
16 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Latest tax changes will help SMEs

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
6 April 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

COVID-19 & Life Insurance – can I claim?

Here at William Buck, we’ve received a number of queries from clients asking whether their insurance policies...
6 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

COVID-19 | Business hibernation strategies

Businesses around the world are finding themselves in unchartered waters. COVID-19 is having an unprecedented effect on...
31 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

NZ Government makes changes to Wage Subsidy scheme to keep workers in jobs

Effective 27 March, modifications to the Wage Subsidy Scheme will apply to ensure people don’t lose their...
29 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

NZ announces further assistance with wage subsidies, mortgages and business finance

Wage subsidies Following this week’s Government announcement, wage subsidies will now be available for all employers that...
19 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

How NZ’s COVID-19 stimulus can boost your cash flow and provide necessary relief

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
18 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

New Zealand pledges $8.7b for business assistance

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
30 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 6

NZ Wellbeing Budget Update 2019

Introduction Finance Minister Grant Robertson unveiled the Government's first Wellbeing Budget in Parliament today. Mental health and...
15 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Benchmarking your practice

‘Benchmarking’ is a term that has been around for many years in the business world, and it...
13 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Succession Planning for your Business

At some point in the lifecycle of every business (e.g. the retirement of the owner/ founder, personal...
10 April 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

Our Top 5 ‘must-do’s for Pre-IPO enterprises

Considering an IPO? We’re often approached for professional guidance from pre-IPO enterprises on their path to listing....
27 February 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Improving the heartbeat of your business

How can you create a healthy heartbeat for the teams that operate in your practice? The reality...
27 February 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Outsourcing as opportunity

Outsourcing has developed a bad reputation over the years. Media coverage of outsourcing practices by high profile...
8 February 2019 | Minutes to read: 5

2019 Venture Capital Report

Venture Capital investment in Australia reaches A$3 billion in 2018: William Buck 2019 Venture Capital Funding Report...
5 February 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

Sell your property now, or risk a big tax bill

Do you live overseas and own a house in Australia? If so, you may have less than...
8 December 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

Want out? Mapping an effective business exit and avoiding deal fatigue

So you’ve reached the point where you want to exit your business. But what is the best...
3 December 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

Festive fraudsters risk to businesses

While the Christmas holiday break is traditionally considered a time to unwind and reflect on the past...
7 August 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

Maximising the sale value of your business

Everyone wants top dollar when it comes to selling their business. This is understandable considering the business...
22 June 2018 | Minutes to read: 4

How Praxity firms are helping NFPs

This article first appeared in the Praxity Newsletter LOOP The not-for-profit (NFP) sector faces an increasingly complex...
22 June 2018 | Minutes to read: 4

Is your accounting system holding you back?

The Australian accounting software market is estimated to be worth over $500 million a year, so it’s...
22 June 2018 | Minutes to read: 4

Future proofing your business cyber safety

Digital transformation within your business, presents opportunities to streamline activities and create efficiency. However, understanding threats and...
18 May 2018 | Minutes to read: 4

NZ National Budget Update 2018

Introduction Budget 2018 build's on their initial “100-Day” Plan and prioritise 5 key areas: Rebuilding critical public...
18 April 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

How do you implement business strategy?

Quick Tip #3 Plan a strategy with a clear set of directions Most business have a strategy...
16 April 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

Building brand equity at board level

Driving brand value within an organisation should not be the sole responsibility of the marketing department, a...
12 April 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

Creating and maintaining a Board for the times

A board not in step with its organisation’s lifecycle can become a major impediment to business growth,...
10 April 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

How can you improve customer experience?

Quick Tip #2: Create zero-friction by redesigning processes Without customers, a business would cease to exist.  Therefore,...
3 April 2018 | Minutes to read: < 1

How can you make better business decisions?

It is hard to imagine a more stressful and complicated environment than a fighter jet.  Along with...
1 March 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

Valuing your practice

If the thought of retirement is sitting at the back of your mind, you are not alone....
1 January 2012 | Minutes to read: 2

What tax exemptions apply to transitional residents?

An individual who is a transitional resident qualifies for a four-year income tax exemption on certain foreign-sourced...

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