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Inland Revenue
Broad information on tax, tax credits (formerly rebates), child support, working for families tax credits and student loans. Includes interactive calculators and tools for child support payments, personal tax summaries and more.

New Zealand Companies Office
Business and legal information on starting a company, doing business overseas and general administration of corporate body registers. Includes useful tools and statistics, as well as a comprehensive business directory.

Accident Compensation Corporation
Information on compensation claims and levies, injury prevention, as well as forms and news for claiming accident cover and more.

KiwiSaver
Online savings initiative plan to help save for retirement. Includes calculators, savings advice and information for individuals and employers about voluntary income contributions.

Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Information on monetary policy, financial markets, and current finance news. Contains useful links and interactive inflation calculators and statistics.

Department of Labour
Includes compliance information on workplace relations, immigration, health and safety in the workplace and up-to-date labour market information.

Chris and I would love to write this letter of reference. As business owners for 34 years we know how crucial it is to have the right professional people supporting you.Garry and Helen and their team at BDS Hughes have provided us with their accounting expertise for approximately 25 of those 34 years. Garry’s Business Development Services has taken us from small town business owners and grown us into a company capable of going nationwide and internationally with our products and services. His business acumen and professionalism has provided us with all aspects of accountancy services and financial support and advice. With his team he has given us very sound and timely training, keeping us on track through the highs and lows each year brings. As an ongoing family-based business, we have had the challenge of staying focused and looking to the future for all involved, our business team and family. Business planning and mentoring has allowed us to keep up-to-date and moving forward as well as introducing a succession plan. Garry and Helen share similar family values and know the challenges of fitting work and family time into busy and demanding schedules. We highly value the professional relationship we have built with them over these past years and know we have a lasting friendship as well.
Chris & Shirley HawkingsCEO and COLMad Supporters of Waikato Rugby

Latest news

Understanding superannuation contributions for small business owners

Posted on April 12, 2019 by BDS Hughes

Employer superannuation contribution tax (ESCT) refers to the tax that is taken from any cash contributions made to your employees’ superannuation accounts, including KiwiSaver. The rate of ESCT to deduct can vary for each staff member, making it necessary to ensure that you follow all of the required steps as an employer. Firstly, you must work out each employee’s ESCT rate, which is calculated based on the employee’s ESCT Threshold. For the employee’s income for the year ending 31 March, The ESCT rates from 1 April are: 10.5% for $0 to $16,800. 17.5% for $16,801 to $57,600. 30% for $57,601 […]

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