Skipperlay & Associates


Anti-Money Laundering

Posted on March 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

To improve New Zealand’s ability to reduce money laundering and terrorism financing, the Government has made law changes that effect various businesses and professions. From 1 July 2018 lawyers will have measures in place to ensure their clients meet these new rules, for us accountants, the measures are effective from 1st October 2018. The main…

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Xero Tips and Trick plus Year End Procedures

Posted on February 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

  Here at Skipper Lay we love Xero and so do many of our clients.  If you’re interested in seeing what Xero can do for your business, or if you’re a current user of Xero and want to brush up on your skills, then our next round of FREE seminars may be just the ticket….

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Paid Parental Leave

Posted on January 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

Amendments to Paid Parental Leave will take effect this year. As part of a two stage process over 3 years, entitlements will increase from 18 to 22 weeks from 1 July 2018, and a second increase to 26 weeks in 2020. In addition there is an increase in the “Keeping in Touch” days from 40…

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Christmas Close Down

Posted on December 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Skipper Lay office will be closed from 3pm on the 22nd of December 2017.  We will re-open on the 15th of January 2017.  We wish you all a safe, restful, and enjoyable Christmas break, and look forward to working with you all again in the new year. Merry Christmas from the Skipper Lay team

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Christmas cheer (and how to treat it for tax)

Posted on November 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

We’re hitting the peak staff Christmas party and gift giving time of the year so we wanted to provide a few guidelines on how any expenditure related to this should be treated: Any Christmas function for staff and clients whether on or off your business premises is 50% deductible.  The other 50% is considered private…

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