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Skin Damage Due to Protective Mask Use

Skin damage caused by masks and eye protection includes reddened skin, sores, chaffing and bruising, particularly the to...
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Hand Skin Irritation

The frequent use of hand hygiene products such as soaps, paper towels, or alcohol-based hand rub can cause skin problems...
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COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund

The Government has allocated funding for professional advisory support to small and medium sized businesses during the g...
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Loss Carry Back Scheme

Businesses that are expecting to make a loss in either the 2020 or 2021 financial year are able to use that loss to offs...
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Small Business Cash Flow Loan (SBCL)

The Small Business Cash flow (Loan) Scheme (SBCS) has been introduced to support small to medium businesses (including s...
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Vector Consulting Continues to be open

To all our valued clients, As an established remote-working team for more than 12 years, Vector Consulting are continuin...
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Report into Research Project for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training in Australia

Healthcare Workers PPE training programs in Australia and New Zealand hospitals – a survey(Ruth Barratt, Professor Lyn G...
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Tips for safe Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use with COVID-19

Understand the transmission routes of the virus: COVID-19 is primarily spread through direct contact with droplets from ...
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COVID-19 - What can you do to slow the spread of this virus?

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is now confirmed in New Zealand, and a COVID-19 alert system has been implemented which spe...
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COVID-19 Tax Proposals

On the 17th of March 2020 the Minister of Finance announced a business package containing proposed measures to support b...
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Other Interesting Updates

Student Loan Update - Upgrades to myIR will make it easier to keep track of your student loan from April 2020.  Student ...
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Important Upcoming Tax Dates

Please take note of these upcoming important tax dates:Tuesday 7th April 2020 – 2019 end-of-year income tax due – final ...
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myIR Secure Online Service with the Inland Revenue Department

All taxpayers can register for a myIR account with IRD.  This gives you a web logon and password allowing you to access ...
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Payments Made to the Inland Revenue Department

This is another reminder that from 1 March 2020, IRD will stop accepting payments by cheque.  IRD advises that the safes...
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End of Financial Year Tasks

For most taxpayers, 31 March is the end of the financial year – and this date is fast approaching.  To make the preparat...
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Standards for masks

Do you know if the healthcare mask you use is doing the job it is supposed to? Surgical and N95 /P2 respirator masks sho...
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Candida auris

Candida auris (C.auris) is a fungus from the same group of germs that cause thrush (Candida albicans) or sepsis in immun...
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Measles

New Zealand is experiencing its largest measles outbreak for decades with over 2000 new cases notified in 2019.  As heal...
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Bright-Line Property Rules

Changes to the bright-line property rules mean that if you are selling residential property you may need to pay income t...
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Donations Receipts Requirements

In our July 2019 newsletter we wrote about the ability to file donation receipts online during the year through your myI...
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Using Cheques to pay the Inland Revenue Department

As part of the Inland Revenue Department’s business transformation, from 1 March 2020 they will no longer be accepting p...
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Upcoming Tax Dates

With the Christmas holiday period fast approaching, please take note of the following upcoming tax dates:Wednesday 15th ...
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Upcoming Tax Payment/Return Due Dates

Now we have got over the flurry of tax payments due at the start of the tax year (terminal and provisional taxes due wit...
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Tax Agent Status

As Vector Consulting Ltd is a registered tax agent with the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), we are able to file your an...
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Business Expenses

Businesses get taxed on their income minus any business expenses and other deductions.  In order for a business to claim...
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ACC Invoices

We have been advised by ACC that they will start sending out invoices for the 2019 year from 9 July 2019.  You usually r...
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Claiming Tax Credits for Donations

Another change made to the Inland Revenue (IR) system is the way you can claim donation rebates.Previously, this was fil...
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New Inland Revenue Website/Prescribed Investor Tax Rate (PIR)

The new Inland Revenue (IR) website went live on 26 April 2019.  During the process around 20 million income tax records...
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Monitoring Infections in your Organisation

Surveillance for infections in healthcare organisations is both a requirement of standards and good clinical practice.Th...
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Sterilisation Standards

Are you meeting standards for reprocessing your surgical instruments and other reusable medical devices?There are two st...
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CPE Guidelines (Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae

In November 2018 the Ministry of Health published the first New Zealand Guidelines for the Infection Prevention & Contro...
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Tax Working Group Report

The Tax Working Group issued their final report last month outlining close to 100 specific recommendations across New Ze...
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End of Financial Year Tasks

For most taxpayers, 31 March is the end of the financial year - and this date is fast approaching!  To make the preparat...
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IRD Changes - Closedown & Payday Filing

Closedown:  Inland Revenue (IRD) is currently in the process of a business transformation.  In order for them to impleme...
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Important Upcoming Tax Dates

Please take note of these upcoming important tax dates:Tuesday 15th January 2019 – Second provisional tax instalment for...
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Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Regulations

Under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act (AML/CFT Act), all accountants in New Zealand ...
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Home Office Claim

Inland Revenue (IRD) has introduced a new method of calculating expenses for claiming a portion of your home as an offic...
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Payday Filing

From 1 April 2019, all employers will need to file their PAYE information each payday rather than monthly.  You can move...
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