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Ultimate Cost-Reduction Checklist

Small businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy, but there’s no denying it’s sometimes tough going to stay afloat – especially with disruptions outside of your control.

To help your business stay competitive and keep your cash flow steady, here are 22 ways to reduce costs, courtesy of Business Australia:


Source: Retrieved from https://alliottnz.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Business-Australia_cost-reduction_checklist-1.pdf (2020)

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Australian JobKeeper extension

In July, the Australian Government announced it is extending the JobKeeper Payment until 28 March 2021

Support is designed to target those businesses and not-for-profits which continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus.

From 28 September 2020, eligibility for the JobKeeper Payment will be based on actual turnover in the relevant periods, the payment will be stepped down and paid at two rates.

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COVID-19 Small Business Cashflow Scheme and Business Finance Guarantee Scheme

COVID-19 Small Business Cashflow Scheme

Last week the Government announced it will provide interest-free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 to support their immediate cash flow needs and meet fixed costs.

It will provide assistance of up to $100,000 to businesses employing 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.

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3-year run for Alliott NZ in Top 30 NZ accountants

New Zealand’s top accounting firms announced for 2019

Thirty accounting firms have been announced as New Zealand’s top performers. They were publicised by a collaboration between Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Sunday Star-Times / Stuff.

The Top 30 list includes regional to suburban and right up to Big 4 accounting firms throughout New Zealand. The survey also recognises firms at the forefront of the industry in a variety of areas including pro bono work, gender diversity and innovation.

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NZ moving on from cheques

Cheque usage continues to decline every year

Last year cheques only accounted for 5% of payments to Inland Revenue and some people who used cheques also used other payment methods.

From 1 March 2020, Inland Revenue will no longer be accepting cheques if customers have an alternative payment option available. This includes post-dated cheques (cheques dated after 1 March 2020).

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ATO on E-invoicing

Trans-Tasman e-invoicing

Electronic invoicing is a broad term that covers the exchange of invoices between a supplier and a buyer in an electronic format – for example, emailing an invoice in portable document format (PDF).

However, when we talk about e-invoicing (or digital invoicing), we mean the automated direct exchange of invoices between the supplier’s and buyer’s software systems.

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The power of data

Xero, Bill English and the power of data

NZ Herald reported this month how Sir Bill English’s skills are in demand by the Trump Administration as it moves to leverage US Federal data as a strategic asset to grow the economy.

The former PM and Finance Minister is taking American officials through the ground-breaking integrated government data system he spearheaded in New Zealand.

“I just spent a week in the States talking about integrated data,” he told a finance dinner on Wednesday.

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Alliott NZ named Top 30 NZ Accountants 2018

Alliott NZ Top 30 NZ Accountants for second year

Auckland’s Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants is recognised as one of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s (CAANZ) Top 30 accounting firms in New Zealand for the second year running.

A compilation of New Zealand’s top accounting firms has shone a light on the contribution made by NZ accountants. Accounting firms in New Zealand were ranked for the second time and the Top 30 list was published yesterday in Sunday Star-Times, in partnership with Fairfax Media and CAANZ.

A key theme for CAANZ is exploring the increasingly important role of digital innovation, technological disruption and the future of reporting.

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Protect your clients and your rep with Xero backup by Control-C

As Accountants and Xero Platinum Partners in Auckland, we regularly recommend that our clients use Xero.

Inevitably, our Xero clients also ask what would happen if Xero were to go into outage for an extended period or even ceased operations – how would they access their data and records.

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What you need to know when growing your small business overseas

If you have reached the stage where you are ready to expand your business and open up another location or branch in another site, first of all – congratulations!

The hard work is only just beginning for this next phase of your small business’ development, and the first thing you’ll need to do is get your planning sorted. We hope the following tips come in useful for you:

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