Client Information & Business Continuity Plan

Important information for our clients at this unprecedented time The impacts of Covid-19 on health and business are evolving fast.  Currently, we are prioritising helping our clients who have the greatest need.  So, if you need urgent help,…

Latest Wage Subsidy and Leave Payment Scheme Changes

On 27th March 2020 the Government announced some changes to the wage subsidy and leave payment scheme. At 3pm on Friday 27th March the leave payment scheme was discontinued.  This scheme is no longer fit for purpose given that our…
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Payday Filing and Casual Agricultural Employees

Payday filing: Under the new payday filing rules, if you are an employer you are required to file a return within two days of paying your employees (or ten days if filing manually).   Also, nil returns are no longer required…

Inland Revenue - No More Cheque Payments

It is the end of the line for Cheques   For those of you still using cheques as your method of payment to the Inland Revenue, you will no longer be able to do so from 1 March 2020.   Since September 2019, the Inland…

Rural Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental health and the wellness of our nation continues to be a real issue.  Sadly, statistics show that our farming communities are far from immune to the struggles of mental health.   The farming industry has some challenges…

Meadowood – An Enchanting Experience

We love seeing clients’ businesses grow and flourish and we are excited to see the phenomenal success that Emma and Colin Hadden have achieved in the short time that they have owned and operated Meadowood House.   What stands…

Are you a provisional tax payer? The things you need to know!

The Inland Revenue has been progressing with their “simplifying business tax processes” strategy for some time now, with “mixed” results in some areas.  One of these important changes affects provisional taxpayers and how “use…

Tax Guide to Farming, Forestry and Fishing

Due to his experience and specialised farming knowledge, Campbell Brenton-Rule has once again been privileged to co-author Wolters Kluwer’s “Tax Guide to Farming, Forestry and Fishing 3rd Edition”.   This latest edition…

Campbell’s Comments - December 2019

The hot topic in farming circles this week has been around the Reserve Bank’s very recent announcement of Capital Adequacy Ratios and what impact it will have on new and existing rural lending. It’s fair to say that farmers are nervous,…

Campbell's Comment - Farmer of the Year

May 2019 A relatively mild Autumn has seen mixed results in Hawke's Bay and it's all down to rainfall. Talking with our rural community it always amazes me how we can have vastly different weather patterns from one end of the region to the…