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Disclaimer: these videos are brief and general in nature. You should seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters dealt within them.

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Health & Safety update

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There’s been several important updates to The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

We’ve created an updated guide to help our members get an overview of how key matters in this important legislation relates to their business.

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Payday filing for employers

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On the 17th April IR implemented changes by moving other tax types and products to the new system from April 2018 onwards. Legislation has recently been passed that includes changes to:

  • Withholding taxes, Fringe Benefit Tax and Gaming Machine Duty
  • Automatic Exchange of Information – an OECD initiative to reduce and deter offshore tax evasion.
  • PAYE & Payday filing – voluntary from April 2018, mandatory from April 2019

Of particular importance is the change to PAYE & Payday filing which will affect all employers filing employee information to Inland Revenue. This communication to enable understanding of this change is important due to the requirement being mandatory in April 2019.

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Online tool to support wellbeing engagement

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As most businesses are aware, a happy, healthy workforce is good for business, but how do you make workplace wellbeing part of business as usual?

You could start with this free online tool, Good4Work, which was designed for NZ businesses by a national group of public health agencies.

Their research showed that while businesses valued the wellbeing of their employees and were keen to embed positive practices into their workplace, they often didn’t know where to start.

They would welcome a product that had “done the homework for them” and “took the thinking out of workplace well-being.”

Good4Work starts with a quiz to help you rate your workplace and identify priorities for improvement. You will then be provided with suggested strategies and resources to help you take action, all for free.

Click here to check out Good4Work.

Commerce Commission’s Guide to businesses on unfair contract terms

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The Commerce Commission has released yesterday on its website a Business guide to Unfair Contract Terms, aimed at raising awareness amongst businesses on their obligations under the unfair contract terms provisions of the Fair Trading Act.

Several quick guides and videos are available online. They address topics such as variation of the contract, cancellation, subscription and automatic rollovers, and tips for writing terms and conditions. While the animations are primarily addressed to businesses, we expect that consumers will also find these a useful resource.

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Pay provisional tax only when you make a profit

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The Accounting Income Method (AIM), the new pay-as-you-go option for managing provisional tax through accounting software, is now available for small businesses with an annual turnover of under $5 million.

With AIM, you pay provisional tax only when your business makes a profit. AIM will suit businesses that are growing, new, have irregular or seasonal income, or find it difficult to forecast their income accurately. AIM makes managing cash flow simpler because provisional tax payments are based on a business’ actual results.

Here’s how you can start using AIM in the current tax year:

  • If you have a balance date of 31 March and file GST every month, you will need to pay your first provisional tax instalment by 28 May 2018.
  • If you pay GST every two or six months, or if you’re not registered for GST, your first filing deadline for AIM is 28 June 2018.

Software providers MYOB, Reckon and Xero are offering AIM in their tax management accounting packages. MYOB is also providing AIM to their business customers. You’ll find more information on their websites.

Talk to your software provider or tax agent about whether AIM is right for your business. Visit for more information or take a look at the free webinars on AIM at

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