Rural News


End of the Financial Year

It is that time of year again, where accountants are starting to prepare for the new financial year, for most of you this is the 31st March, if you are in the Rural industries this could also be 31st May or 30th June, but the same principles apply.

Minimum Sick Leave Entitlement Proposed to Increase from 2021

The Government has introduced the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill to increase the minimum employee sick leave entitlement from 5 days per year to 10 days per year.

New 39% Personal Tax Rate

The new 39% personal tax rate on income above $180,000 has now been finalised and will apply from 1 April next year (the 2021-22 income year).

Christmas Holidays & Staff Leave

With Christmas fast approaching, we thought it timely to share some of our tips and advice for managing this holiday period and staff leave requests to help with your accounting, payroll and tax obligations.

Welcome to Our New Admin/Receptionist

We are pleased to introduce Sarah, our new receptionist/admin support who will be the friendly voice at the other end of the line when you call our office and the first person you meet when you visit.

Why Farm Succession Planning is Important

Succession seems to be at the forefront for a lot of farming families at the moment and for many, it just seems too hard. There are very good reasons why it has become far more difficult than it ever was in the past.