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 11, 2016

An article about your local lawyer in the Bay of Plenty Times this morning. 

A great story by Juliet Rowan showing different perspectives of those that have moved from Auckland to the beautiful Bay of Plenty. 

I will post the online link to the story when it is available...

November 10, 2016

Are you hiring students or casual staff over the Christmas and New Year period? Did you know the following:  Exemption from Student Loan Payments: If you employ full-time students and they earn under $19,084 for the 2016/2017 tax year they can apply for an exemption fr...

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