Newsletter Archive

Listed below are newsletters previously written by DAA – Chartered Accountants. Please note that as these are archived newsletters and tax law changes frequently therefore some information may be subject to change. You should always seek clarification of any newsletter article with one of the highly skilled accountants at DAA – Chartered Accountants.

July 2017 Newsletter

  • Key Employee Leaving A Business?
  • Commandments of Staff And Recruitment
  • What Makes A Bad Boss
  • Ways To Create Humour At Work
  • Business Retreat Of A Lifetime
  • Left Handed Genius

June 2017 Newsletter

  • Introducing Life Organiser
  • Kiwisaver
  • 6 Ways To Think About Death
  • 10 Things To Do Before You Die
  • Business Succession Planning

May 2017 Newsletter

  • Notable Government Changes
  • The Portal
  • Six Business Tips
  • Thoughts On Looming Budget

April 2017 Newsletter

  • ACC Cover Plus Extra
  • Minimising Your Tax Bill
  • Four Signs You Need A Bookkeeper
  • The Cash Economy

February 2017 Newsletter

  • ACC Cover Plus Extra
  • Minimising Your Tax Bill
  • Four Signs You Need A Bookkeeper
  • The Cash Economy

March 2017 Newsletter

  • 2017 Questionnaire
  • New DAA Workflow Procedures
  • Review Payables and Receivables
  • Budget 2016 Changes Now Impacting
  • Staff News
  • Tractor Wanted

February 2017 Newsletter

  • Time To Think About Payroll
  • Client Portal
  • Depreciation Rollover For Quake Victims
  • Computer Safety Tips
  • Strategies To Increase Sales

January 2017 Newsletter

  • Kerry’s Thoughts On 2017
  • Complimentary Client Review
  • Top Tips For A Productive Year
  • Facebook For Business
  • Minimum Wage To Increase

December 2016 Newsletter

  • 2016 Year In Review
  • Xero Tips – Customising the Dashboard
  • Staff Spotlight – Casey Gousmett
  • Engagement Letters Update
  • Holiday Entitlements
  • Diversity Is Good For Business

November 2016 Newsletter

  • Your Accountant Is Your Hero
  • GST And PAYE
  • Staff Happenings
  • Xero Tips
  • Sham Trusts
  • Borrowing Money Getting Tougher
  • Tax Evader Imprisoned

October 2016 Newsletter

  • FBT Management
  • Xero Tips and Tricks
  • Staff Spotlight – Lisa Butler
  • Clients Making The News

September 2016 Newsletter

  • Prepared If IRD Come Knocking?
  • Why Businesses Stop Growing
  • Reports Critical To Business Success
  • Having Employment Agreements Important

August 2016 Newsletter

  • Provisional Tax Payments
  • ACC Workplace Health
  • Keeping Staff Healthy

July 2016 Newsletter

  • GST Legislation Reviews
  • Fraudulent Activity Not Worth It
  • Investor Basics Workshop
  • Help For Homeless

May 2016 Newsletter

  • Managing ACC Premiums
  • Residential Land Withholding Tax
  • IRD Changes
  • GST and Non-Resident Businesses
  • DAA Staff Adventures

April 2016 Newsletter

  • Key Changes To Employment Standards
  • Investigating A Staff Member
  • Our Exciting Survey Initiative
  • Welcome Our New Staff Member

March 2016 Newsletter

  • Preparing for end of financial year
  • Protect yourself from bad debt
  • April 7th tax due
  • GST ratio for provisional tax
  • Debtor daddy service
  • Paid parental leave changes

November 2015 Newsletter

  • Tax on Christmas parties and gifts
  • Tips for being positive at work
  • Latest DAA Team news

October 2015 Newsletter

  • Why Does My Cash Not Match My Profit?
  • Making Snail Mail Work
  • DAA Team Activities

September 2015 Newsletter

  • Changes To Property Rules
  • Changes To IRD Number Applications
  • Xero Increase Their Price
  • Court Decision – Employee or Contractor

August 2015 Newsletter

  • Receive Payments On The Go
  • Inland Revenue Compliance Focus
  • Kerry and Rachael’s Fight Night Success
  • DAA’s Latest Office Challenge

July 2015 Newsletter

  • Impact of Greece and Dairy on New Zealand’s Economy
  • Paying ACC Levies
  • Selfie Advertising
  • Virus Warning
  • Kerry and Rachael’s Latest Challenge

May 2015 Newsletter

  • Top Tips For Increasing Profit
  • Crazy Idea When Taking A Shower
  • Congratulations To Clients
  • Bonus Beans Up For Grabs

April 2015 Newsletter

  • Mondayised ANZAC Day
  • IRD Refund Cheques
  • Business Card Tips
  • Bonus Beans Up For Grabs

January 2015 Newsletter

  • Creating A Better Business In 2015
  • 90 Day Trial Period Issues
  • Changes To Paid Parental Leave
  • Another DAA Wine Winner

December 2014

  • Tips For Holiday Season
  • Warning About Cash Jobs
  • Kerry’s Visit To India
  • DAA Christmas Message
  • Another DAA Wine Winner
  • DAA Bonus Winners
  • Special Announcement Not Far Away

November 2014

  • A Word About Signage
  • Who Holds Security Over You
  • New Chinese Bank In New Zealand
  • How To Complain About A Colleague
  • Corporate Challenge
  • Another DAA Wine Winner

October 2014

  • How To Manage Cashflow
  • Building Your Brand
  • Making Your Week Less Stressful
  • In Q4 the Focus Shifts To Global Events
  • DAA Out And About Photos
  • Another DAA Wine Winner

September 2014

  • Important Changes for Companies / Limited Partnerships
  • Are You Prepared For IRD Audits?
  • Making Your Week Less Stressful
  • New Text Reminder Service
  • Another DAA Wine Winner

August 2014

  • Provisional Tax Challenges
  • Free Month of Accounting Services
  • Health & Safety Changes
  • DAA Corporate Challenge
  • Second DAA Wine Winner

July 2014

  • Time Is Money
  • IRD Phone Scam
  • We Challenge You
  • The Village Cafe – Business Award Finalists
  • Warehouse / Offices For Rent
  • First DAA Wine Winner

June 2014

  • Crowdfunding – What Is It?
  • Business Insurances
  • Electronic Filing With IRD
  • Introducing Our Satellite Office
  • Incentive For Paying Our Invoices
  • Tax Department Poetry

May 2014

  • IRD Payment Changes – Scary Changes
  • 10 Tips For A Successful Day
  • Story To Show IRD Are Not So Bad
  • Computer Virus Warning

April 2014

  • Common Tax Mistakes Business Make
  • Tax Dodgers v Benefit Fraud
  • Mobile After Hours Service
  • Workshop Being Held In Conjunction With ANZ
  • Bookshelves For Sale

March 2014

  • Warn You Of Your Obligations As Trustee
  • Employer Obligations For Easter Weekend and ANZAC Day
  • Farewell Neville – Our Founder

February 2014

  • Provisional Tax Ratio Method
  • Employee v Contractor Trap
  • Care Needed Investing In A PIE
  • 7 Quick Tips For End Of Financial Year

January 2014

  • Transferring Waitangi Day 2014
  • Free Month of Accounting Services
  • Why is No-One Buying? My New Ideas Are Failing
  • Office Closure

December 2013

  • 10 Safety Tips For The Christmas Break
  • Payroll Issues And Questions
  • GST And Provisional Tax Obligations Reminder
  • Christmas Shutdown Period

November 2013

  • Look Through Companies Revisited
  • A Must Read Business Book
  • Windows XP Demise Pending
  • Wanting To Get Into Retail?

October 2013

  • New Tax Rules for Holiday Homes
  • Tips On Hiring Staff
  • Tips On Customer Service
  • Tips On Marketing

September 2013

  • 7 Steps To Successful Property Investing
  • ACC Payment Arrangements
  • Overseas Pensions
  • Office Space For Rent

August 2013

  • Tips For Selling Your Business
  • Help Making Payments To IRD
  • Exciting Events On The Horizon
  • ACC Monitoring Service
  • Solution For Records Storage Problem

July 2013

  • Government Funding for Property Tax Compliance
  • Anti-Money Laundering Law
  • Government Announcement on Accounting Reforms
  • 1 Minute Guide to Customer payments
  • Request for ACC Numbers

May 2013

  • How to prepare for challenges in the business world
  • Novel promotion idea for business
  • Four simple tips for maximising your rental return
  • Fascinating facts about lemons

April 2013

  • How to prepare for challenges in the business world
  • Novel promotion idea for business
  • Four simple tips for maximising your rental return
  • Fascinating facts about lemons

April 2013

  • Important to review ACC invoices and we can help
  • Tell you why you should buy Tartare Sauce
  • Key things to consider when using 90 day trial periods for employees
  • Apps for smartphones and tablets
  • MYOB offering a great deal

March 2013

  • Look at stress and how it can be deadly
  • Bring you the top 10 investment considerations
  • Inform you of our new Seminar website and planned events
  • Highlight payroll Xtreme and how it can make your life easier

February 2013

  • Bob the Builder has a lesson for us all
  • Tips for the end of the financial year
  • Upcoming semianrs
  • Neville’s trip to India

January 2013

  • Accounting bookwork
  • Should you pay cash for referral business
  • Audit shield insurance
  • Cloud computing

Payroll Newsflash 2013

  • Kiwisaver contribution changes
  • Primary and secondary school children
  • Tax codes that can no longer be used
  • Student loan repayment changes
  • Housekeeper / child care rebate changes

December 2012

  • Thinking ahead to next year
  • Helping with your wills
  • GST and land transactions
  • Records to collect

November 2012

  • MYOB launches live accounts
  • Financial system stronger despite global stresses
  • SME resilience resource
  • Common GST Errors
  • Five dynamite phrases

September 2012

  • Brief you on the compliance areas IRD are targeting in the 2012/13 year
  • Introduce our new checklist for Salary and Wage earners
  • Reinforce the message that it is dangerous to deal with IRD yourself
  • Bring you some interesting stats from Statistics New Zealand
  • Remind you that GST returns don’t have to give you headaches

August 2012

  • Discuss ACC and their recent publicity
  • Sound a word of warning about tax refunds
  • Inform you of the new IRD mileage rate
  • Give you the latest announcement on Red Cross Grants
  • Put the spotlight on price cuts and whether they can help increase overall profit
  • Offer you a solution to completing your annual business survey from Statistics New Zealand

June 2012

  • Dodd And Associates To Support A Charity
  • Issues With Wills
  • Budget 2012 – Funding Allocation To IRD
  • Companies Office Charges
  • Tax Payment Reminders
  • IRD Use of Money Interest Rates

2012 Herd Scheme Values

  • Movement In Herd Scheme Livestock Values For 2011

April 2012

  • Inland Revenue Policing
  • Tax Avoidance or Evasion
  • TriTec
  • Checklists
  • How To Get Paid … Every Time

March 2012

  • Pre 31 March Tax Positioning
  • Terminal Tax Due 7th April
  • Website Developments
  • Sales Made For Cash
  • To Fix Or Not To Fix Interest Rates
  • Looking For A New Employee – Winz Scheme

Employer Newsflash

  • Payroll Changes Occuring 1st April 2012
  • Kiwisaver
  • ACC Levy
  • Student Loans

February 2012

  • Free Seminar – Managing Your Business In Challenging Times
  • Reducing Your Debts
  • Guest Speaker Available
  • Feltex Liquidations
  • Who Are You Listening To?
  • Overseas Tax Collection

January 2012

  • Online Seminar – Trusts
  • ACC / Insurance Policies
  • The World’s Biggest Trade Show
  • New Earthquake Grant Available

December 2011

  • New Service – DAA Briefing
  • Records To Collect
  • Neville’s Thoughts On Doing Business With China
  • Welcome Back Mr Dunne
  • Christmas Function & Hours

November 2011

  • Financial Overview service launched
  • Madam Secretary service launched
  • DAA Facebook page
  • DAA Has Success With GST Audit
  • Ariel Atom Rides
  • DAA Client Christmas Function

October 2011

  • Pitfalls of Dealing With IRD Direct
  • Off Shore Bank Accounts
  • What Businesses Need to Get to the Next Level – Marketing
  • Recover Canterbury
  • Heads Up – Roadworks
  • Visit Our Website

September 2011

  • Inland Revenue Compliance Focus
  • Gift Duty Abolition / The Final Gift
  • Visit Our Website
  • The Penny & Hooper Case
  • Managing The Family Trust
  • Our Accounts

Penny & Hooper Decision

  • Our newsflash on the decision handed down by the Supreme Court 24th August 2011 on whether the arrangements by the two Christchurch orthopaedic surgeons Mr Penny and Mr Hooper constituted tax avoidance
 

August 2011

  • Welcome Back Jenny
  • Revenue Alert From IRD
  • ACC Invoicing Issues
  • Meeting Rooms

July 2011

  • Land Damage Packages & Rental Properties
  • Tax Management Success Story
  • Tinkering With Tax
  • YouTube Videos
  • Payment Options

Otago Daily Times – July 2011

  • Our coffee expert client Camille Strowger is featured in the ODT with a thank you to us for our support.

June 2011

  • IRD Tracking Scrap Metal Sales
  • Companies Office Earthquake Leniency
  • Working for Families Changes
  • Earthquake Hits Cashflow
  • Referrals

Budget 2011

  • Budget 2011 – A Safe Budget
  • Budget Financial Results
  • Kiwisaver
  • Working For Families

May 2011

  • Earthquake and IRD Special
  • What IRD Are Doing To Help
  • Inland Revenue Themselves
  • What Clients Can Do

April 2011

  • New Owner for DAA
  • Welcoming New Accountant
  • GST Law Changes
  • Marketing

2011 Herd Scheme Values

  • Movement In Herd Scheme Livestock Values For 2011

Earthquake Update – April 2011

  • Canterbury Business Recovery Group
  • Insurance Claims
  • Termination of Lease of Premises
  • Bank Funding

Employer Newsflash – March 2011

  • Cashing Up Annual Holidays
  • Using Trial Periods
  • Canterbury Earthquake Memorial Day
  • Transferring Public Holidays
  • Anzac Day
  • Minimum Wage

Earthquake Support Package

  • Who Can Apply For Support Package
  • Support Subsidy For Employers
  • Earthquake Job Loss Cover

October 2010

  • Daily Tax Briefing
  • Earthquake Assistance
  • RWT Changes
  • Gift Duty
  • Paying IRD By Debit or Credit Card

2010 Herd Scheme Values

  • Movement In Herd Scheme Livestock Values For 2010

Budget 2010

  • Analysis and breakdown of the Government’s 2010 Budget

March 2010

  • TriTec nfp – revolutionary accounting
  • ACC Cover Plus vs Cover Plus Extra
  • Online Transfers
  • PIE’s and PIR’s

2010 National Standard Cost Values

  • Movement In National Standard Cost Livestock Values For 2010

Employers – Payroll Giving

  • Employers Update On Payroll Giving
  • ir-File for Employers
  • Dodd & Associates Payroll Extreme

December 2009

  • Buying Property Off The Plan?
  • ACC Account Access
  • Student Loan Voluntary Repayments
  • Referral Rewards
  • Christmas Hours

October 2009

  • Are Mortgage Break Fees Deductible?
  • Business Builder Success Story
  • Managing Your Tax Account
  • IRD Tax Debt Increasing
  • Deductibility of Personal Expenses
  • GST Policy

May 2009

  • Tax Refund Booths – Shopping Malls
  • Taxation Bill Changes
  • No Increase In Accounting Fees
  • TriTec A Winner

Herd Scheme Values

  • Movement In Herd Scheme Livestock Values For 2009

December 2008

  • Staff Achievements
  • Funrazor
  • Failed Finance Companies
  • Staff Changes
  • Who To Pay

October 2008

  • New Business Structures
  • Online Seminars
  • Trade Me and IRD
  • TriTec
  • IRD Comes Calling

July 2008

  • New Partnership Law
  • PIEs
  • Company Dividends
  • Identity Theft
  • Trustee Responsibilities
  • Save Petrol

May 2008

  • Changes to PAYE Forms
  • Kiwisaver Update
  • Foreign Share Investment Returns
  • GST Late Filing Penalties

February 2008

  • GST And Provisional Tax
  • Companies Office
  • Company Dividends
  • Workforce Planning

December 2007

  • Income Tax Bill
  • Xero (Our Opinion)
  • GST And Provisional Tax
  • Tax Law Changes

October 2007

  • Compliance Costs
  • PPSR
  • Online Consultation
  • Overdrawn Current Accounts

September 2007

  • Changing World
  • Online Consultation
  • Company Tax Rates
  • UDC Finance

August 2007

  • Bridgecorp
  • Staff Changes
  • Kiwisaver
  • Tax Audit
  • Companies Office Fee Changes