Covid 19 – Update
Firstly, we hope that everyone is safe and well. In accordance with threat Level 3, our office is now working from home. Whilst we are working from home all, we hope this will be seamless and you will not notice any difference to your normal interactions with our office.
Business Support and Information
In this fast-moving time, we strongly recommend that all businesses keep up to date with all the health and business guidelines being published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.
On this site you can find information on:
- Workplace Response
- Wages Subsidies
- Information for Small Businesses
- Information for Landlords and Tenants
- Health & Safety
We are progressively contacting and working with each of our clients to assist them with wage subsidy claims, where they have been adversely impacted. If you haven’t heard from us, but need immediate assistance please contact us.
2020 Tax Returns and Financial Statements
Over the next few weeks, we will also be starting the process of communicating with you regarding the preparation of your year end financial statements and tax returns. We appreciate that many of you will want to understand your tax obligations for the coming year as soon as possible. We will be undertaking and contacting each client based on our assessment of priority but do feel free to contact if you need information sooner.
To assist us whilst working from home please try and forward all information electronically. This means:
- Downloading bank statements in an OFX, QIF or CSV, format
- Scan and send other paper records
- Use your phones to take photos of documents where you cannot scan
Tax payment relief – once we are aware of any relief options available, we will communicate these as soon as possible. However, we recommend that you pay any 7 April 2020 terminal tax that we have communicated. It is our understanding the tax relief is likely to be connected to provisional tax payments for the 2020-2021 tax year.
Working from home
Like ourselves, many businesses have opted to work from home where they can. Please keep a record of the number of days you operated from home. Whilst IRD have not communicated anything yet, we will be looking to make a new claim of something like 66% on the home during this work from home period as well as an allowance of something like $25 per day for the extra tea’s, coffees, and general household goods consumed during that period, as well as 100% of phone and internet.
Jenny also wants to remind everyone working from home to have breaks, get outside and go for a walk where possible.
Our love and thoughts goes out to everyone, please contact us if we can assist you in anyway. Let’s hope we all get through this quickly.
The team at Moore & de Lisle
The new health and safety legislation has passed and we all need to start planning.
Businesses needs to be compliant by 4 April 2016, when the new Health and Safety at Work Act takes effect, replacing the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
A lot of information is still to come on how the Act will operate. Regulations will be released to clarify how it will work for different industries. WorkSafe New Zealand will provide guidelines to businesses and workers.
The legislation has brought in new concepts of who is responsible, for what and where. You need to be aware of these to assess whether your health and safety systems are adequate or if they need a reboot for your business to be compliant.
Our Special Alert newsletter relating to this legislation was emailed to clients today
Pen (on right in photo) at the war graves Bayeaux
TV One interviewed Pen and the other Veterans before they left New Zealand - to view the video click on the link here http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/delayed-start-wwii-veterans-normandy-trip-video-5987769
If you’re interested in reading a little more of Pen’s wartime Naval history the following link provides a summary http://www.russianconvoyclub.org.nz/MyStory.htm#Penwill