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Trial Balance - Issue 65, December 2018

14 December 2018
Trial Balance is the flagship publication of NZ CA member firms and covers a wide-range of articles on all aspects of business and accounting.  The Trial Balance is published quarterly in March, June, September and December Issue 65 - December 2018 In this issue:

Key person cover

22 November 2018
Key person cover – is your business vulnerable?

The Accounting Income Method

11 April 2018
The IRD have recently introduced the Accounting Income Method (AIM) which has been developed for small and medium sized businesses (gross annual income of less than $5 million) to relieve the pressure of the traditional provisional tax system, replacing it with an income/profit aligned provisional tax regime.

Trial Balance - Issue 62, March 2018

23 March 2018
Trial Balance is the flagship publication of NZ CA member firms and covers a wide-range of articles on all aspects of business and accounting.  The Trial Balance is published quarterly in March, June, September and December

News Flash: Bright-line Test – Extension from 2 to 5 Years

15 February 2018
The Labour Government’s 2017 Election Policy has finally come to fruition with regard to the extension of the bright-line test.  Hon.

Service Performance Standard Issued for larger PBEs

14 February 2018
New Zealand now has an accounting standard for service performance reporting for Tier 1 & 2 Public Benefit Entities. This article looks at the rationale for this important reporting standard, what it requires, when it is mandatory, as well as some observations regarding adoption and best practice reporting. 

Trial balance - Issue 61, December 2017

1 December 2017
Trial Balance is the flagship publication of NZ CA member firms and covers a wide-range of articles on all aspects of business and accounting. The Trial Balance is published quarterly in March, June, September and December Issue 61 - December 2017 In this issue:

Cash flow leads to success

24 July 2017
Successful companies treat cash flow as an insurance policy, a buffer.  They have 3 to 10 times the ratio of cash to assets compared to their competition.

Draft Trusts bill

26 June 2017
14 years since a paper called Some Problems in the Law of Trusts was released a draft Trusts Bill has been released for consultation. The draft Bill largely reflects the recommendations from the Law Commission’s review of trust law that commenced in 2009 culminating in a final report that was released in 2013.

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