August 7, 2018

As from 1 July 2018 lawyers will be asking clients for more personal information to comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act ("AML"). 

The AML requires law firms to conduct client due diligence on all clients who want the firm to c...

April 4, 2018

A quick update on the extension of the Bright-Line Test and the status of the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill.

Extension of the Bright-Line Test

The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2017-18, Employment and Investment Income, and Remedial Matters) Act (“the Act”) received Ro...

December 10, 2017

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...

October 23, 2017

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 emplo...

October 10, 2017

You should review your will as your life changes and if any of the following apply to you.

October 5, 2017

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 b...

March 31, 2017

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/startscre...

March 14, 2017

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 us...

November 20, 2016

Have you considered your digital legacy when you die? Your local lawyer, Kirsten Murfitt, was asked to provide comment on this emerging issue along with the immediate past President of the New Zealand Law Society and a colleague. For the full article go to
 

http://www....

November 16, 2016

For those that are interested, here is the link to the article and video about our move to Tauranga 19 months ago. We have never looked back. With Skype and technology I am able to provide legal services to clients around New Zealand for a fraction of the price that a...

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