Lawrie and the Wellington Accountant team are dedicated to creating a pleasant environment, where the sometimes complex and confusing issues of taxation and accounting can be unwound and simplified. Our Lyall Bay, Wellington, location with surf views certainly helps create the atmosphere.

We’ve developed a style that works well for a wide range of SMEs (Small to Medium Size Enterprises). Clients become friends and friends become clients. Personal relationship is the key as each client is different and requires the flexibility to ensure compliance on one hand and individualized service on the other.

Accounting Experts based in Wellington to keep your accounts simple and let you get on with your life! Call 04 939 1110 or Email admin@cornish.co.nz


Our Wellington accountant team are here to simplify your accounting. Our Lyall Bay, Wellington, location with surf views certainly helps create the atmosphere.

GOVERNMENT SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES
INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT

Information on taxation, PAYE and GST, ability to register online and check your tax account and business details as well as online filing.
www.ird.govt.nz

INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT – INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS VIDEOS

IRD have developed a series of videos to help you when you are going in to business for yourself. To view the five videos click here

NZ COMPANIES OFFICE

Information on company compliance and the ability to file Annual Returns, register a company and view company details and shareholdings.
www.business.govt.nz/companies

ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CORPORATION

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealand residents and visitors to New Zealand.
www.acc.co.nz 

NON-GOVERNMENT SERVICES
WELLINGTON EMPLOYERS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce encourages regional development and represents regional businesses.
www.wecc.org.nz/

TE AWE WELLINGTON MAORI BUSINESS NETWORK

Te Awe is a non profit organisation committed to assisting Maori in business and Maori business success.
http://www.teawe.maori.nz/

BUSINESS NZ

Business NZ is a business advocacy group committed to New Zealand’s success by promoting sustainable growth through free enterprise.
www.businessnz.org.nz/ 

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Mar
2021-other-fact-sheet-interest-deductionsDownload 2021-other-fact-sheet-bright-line-testDownload 9 Proposed changes to the bright-line testDownload
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10
Nov
The Government has recently passed legislation that temporarily increases the low-value asset threshold for depreciation from $500 to $5,000. This will allow you to deduct the full cost of your business assets with a value of less than $5,000 in the year they purchased them. This is instead of having to spread the cost over...
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29
Sep
The limit for writing off assets of $5000 applies for only 12 months being the 17/3/20 to 16/3/21 Inclusive. There could bean issue some time in the future, if you are using your depreciation schedule as your plant register. A client may want toknow what happened to an asset not showing on the depreciation schedule.Instead...
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29
Sep
Inland Revenue has produces an eNewsletter from timeto time. The latest one reminds its readers of the legaltests:• Intention• Control or independence test• Integration test• Fundamental/economic reality test.You are also reminded of the consequences of getting itwrong and equally important that Employment New Zealand can help youget it right. For more info on Employment of...
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29
Sep
The Policy and Strategy division of Inland Revenue hasproduced GST policy issues. On pages 5, 6 and 7you will find a table summarising the proposed changes.The proposals include:• Reducing some of the requirements of whatconstitutes a tax invoice including:o Details of quantity and volume could be removed.o The requirement to write “copy only” on a...
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29
Sep
The scheme allowing a mortgage deferral (or holiday) for six monthswas set to end on 27 September 2020. This has now beenextended to 31 March 2021 Click here for more info
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29
Sep
The Commissioner of Inland Revenue has realisedworking from home is likely to be permanent for someemployees. Therefore, limiting its application only to thoseaffected by COVID 19 needs correcting. The Commissioneralso requires longer to think about all the matters relatingto tax consequences of the Determination. Two changeshave been made by Determination EE002A as follows: Determination EE002...
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29
Jun
ACC helping ease the burden on business Businesses are facing unprecedented financial pressures as a result of COVID-19. Where possible ACC is taking practical steps to provide what respite and support they can during these times, while also safeguarding New Zealand’s no-fault accident insurance scheme. As part of ACC’s plan for helping reduce the immediate...
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18
Mar
The New Zealand Government announced a Business Continuity Package to assist businesses struggling due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. There are five proposals related to tax:- Giving Inland Revenue the discretion to remit use-of-money interest (UOMI) for customers significantly adversely affected by COVID-19.Increasing the provisional tax threshold from $2,500 to $5,000 from 2020/2021.Increasing...
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