Flat Rate vs Hourly for Trade Professionals?

Attention all trade professionals! Do you have your skills & services down pat, but pricing is giving you a headache? Hourly rates might secure every minute worked, but flat rates offer predictability—just watch for undercharging pitfalls. The hybrid method, a dynamic fusion, caters to diverse jobs. However, each has nuances, like client concerns or the …

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Doing the groundwork on Health and Safety

Since the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 came into place, specialised advisors and consultants have been popping up all over New Zealand. But how do you know who’s genuine? Rebecca Jenkins from Livewire HR has some insights. It’s all about doing your groundwork. What should businesses look for when seeking help? The old …

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From 15 September 2022, the monthly retail price of Xero Starter, Standard and Premium plans is increasing in New Zealand. Click the button below which will take you to the page that tells you more. If you have any questions, please let get in touch. All pricing is in NZD and excludes GST Pricing Changes

Meal expenses – Income tax and GST

It can come as a surprise to find out that the income tax and GST treatment of mealexpenses for self-employed people differs from that of meal allowances paid toemployees. And it’s different again under the entertainment expenditure rules. If you’re self-employed you usually cannot deduct meal expenses as they aredeemed private or domestic expenses, although …

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Merry Christmas!

Our prediction that 2021 would be better than 2020 was a bit off target! We’ve made it through though, and hopefully 2022 will bring about new successes. Attached is a short eBook, providing some light reading, activities to help you enjoy the three freedoms, and a cocktail recipe to reflect the year that was; we …

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