Red Christmas Sticker

Welcome to our Christmas Newsletter

In this edition

Our offices will be closed from midday on Friday 20 December and reopening again on Monday 13 January.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and we look forward to continuing working with you in 2020.
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our lovely receptionist Gaye passed away in August this year.
Gaye was a huge part of Ashton Wheelans as you will know if you ever came into the office and we all miss her dearly.
Gaye had a long illness that she had put up a big fight for quite a few years with great spirit.
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IRD Rental Tax Losses

From the 19-20 income tax year, Landlords can no longer offset residential rental property deductions against other income. Deductions are now being ring-fenced so they can only be used against income from your rental properties. The new rules apply to all residential land unless it falls under one of the exemptions, such as your main home or if…Read more
Payroll Audit - Keeping Up With Your Obligations As An Employer

Payroll Audit - Keeping Up With Your Obligations As An Employer

Changes in employment law happen frequently and it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with your obligations as an employer. Following requests from clients who want peace of mind about their payroll obligations and procedures we are pleased to announce that our hugely experienced payroll specialist Juanita Reddish is available to undertake a limited number of payroll audits in the New Year...Read more
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IRD - Moving Away From Cheques

Cheque usage continues to decline every year. Last year cheques only accounted for 5% of payments to Inland Revenue and some people who used cheques also used other payment methods. From 1 March 2020, Inland Revenue will no longer be accepting cheques if customers have an alternative payment option available. This includes post-dated cheques (cheques dated…Read more
Self Employed

ACC Levy Changes for the Self Employed

ACC are making changes as part of last years levy consultation to make the way they levy self-employed people simpler. You can read more about these changes at Also let ACC know if you are no longer self-employed or contracting via their new customer form...Read more

Loud Shirt Day

Loud Shirt Day
We recently participated in Loud Shirt Day to support our client Southern Cochlear Implant Programme. The funds raised will help the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme to provide life-changing technology and ongoing support to people in great need. For those patients who require financial support towards their cochlear implant, contributions help with all aspects of their journey – from the implantation…Read more
Xero Platinum Partner

Check out our Xero Tips & Tricks Sessions Scheduled for 2020

Based on the positive feedback from attendees at our Xero Tips & Tricks sessions we will be continuing to run these sessions in 2020 on the following dates -
  • Getting Started - 30 January & 30 July
  • Next Level - 27 February & 27 August
  • Masterclass 26 March & 24 September
For further information or to register please head to our website.
Be sure to register early to avoid missing out!
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