Evolution of accounting!

I was trying to demonstrate how the accounting industry and accounting function in business has changed in past years so we came up with this illustration.(Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved)

Mixed use holiday home

Do you rent out your holiday home or bach?

The new rules on mixed-use assets could affect you

From the beginning of the 2013/2014 income year, if you are using a property for mixed use, i.e. you sometimes live in it and sometimes rent it out, then the new formula for working out the effect on your income has changed.

How Xero supports your business from Starting-up to Selling for Profit

In the five years Xero has been on the market it has quickly gained a reputation as being the easiest accounting system around. Xero is a cloud based system which means that you can log into it securely from any computer with an internet connection anywhere in the world. It also means you won’t need to buy costly accounting packages and upgrades ever again and it even eliminates the need for backups – if your computer crashes you won’t lose your accounting data! In addition to these practical benefits using Xero has many advantages that can give your business an edge:

Business Buying – Doing your homework before you buy

Many people dream of buying a business and turning a small idea into a big success. The attractions are in making large profits, being your own boss, making your own decisions and employing other people to do your work and having time to think of other small ideas to grow… Buying an existing business gives you a kick-start in premises, plant, machinery, staff, plus brands, goodwill, marketing, databases – all assets that are attractive to a prospective buyer.

Penalties for false income reporting – case

Former restaurant owner gets home detention for false income reporting

“A former Wellington restaurant owner has been sentenced to five months home detention and 200 hours of community work for filing false Income Tax and GST returns and evading tax.

Darrell Earl Antonopoulos plead guilty to three charges of aiding or abetting his company, Whonere Holdings Limited, trading as La Casa Pasta restaurant, to provide false Income Tax returns and 24 charges of providing false GST returns to Inland Revenue with the intention of evading tax. Mr Antonopoulos was charged under the Tax Administration Act.

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