Renting your home or holiday home over Christmas?

Are you renting your home or holiday home over the holiday period? If so, you should read the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s article below which covers: creating and enforcing a holiday rental agreement tax obligations, if any insurance cover health and safety and consumer laws claimable expenses and record-keeping. https://www.business.govt.nz/news/short-term-rentals-what-you-need-to-know/?

$6,000 fine for poor Employment Records

An Auckland construction company has been fined $6,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for poor record keeping of employment records. The ERA found that the company did not keep compliant wage, time, holiday, or leave records or provide employees with employment agreements. As from 1 April 2011, all employers must have a written employment…

Do you need to review your Will?

A will is an important legal document that contains your wishes on how you want your property to be dealt with after you die. You should review your will as your life changes and if any of the following apply to you. You have married or entered into a civil union since your last Will…

Fringe Benefit Tax – Motor Vehicles

The IRD has released a helpful booklet in relation to Fringe Benefit Tax (“FBT”) and its application to motor vehicles. FBT arises when an employer makes a motor vehicle available to an employee for private use in connection with their employment. The booklet provides a clear explanation of what constitutes private use (e.g. travel between…

New Free Online Tool for Workplace Policies

The Ministry of Employment, Business and Innovation has launched a new free online tool to assist employers develop workplace policies. You can access the Workplace Policy Builder by click on the link below: https://wpb.business.govt.nz/workplacepolicybuilder/startscreen/ What are Workplace Policies? Workplace polices set out the rules for employees in your workplace. Workplace policies may be hidden away…

Property Investment?

Kirsten Murfitt Law in conjunction with OPES Partners would like to invite you to come and learn about property investment and how you can profit from it. We are running a one hour workshop on Wednesday 22nd of March at 6:00pm. Come and hear how you could you could use property on your pathway to…