New Seminar Opportunity for Bishop Toomey & Pfefier Clients

Scott Wilson from Digital Influence is running a seminar on the Thursay 3rd July called… “Leads Unleashed – How To High Generate Quality Leads On Demand Using Facebook & LinkedIn“. It’s free to attend and you can book tickets here – Here’s an overview of what you will discover at this seminar: 1. Your Marketing Goals – The no.1 question every business owner should be asking themselves today if…  Read more

Say goodbye to expensive phone calls

Say goodbye to expensive calls Would you like free toll calls within New Zealand and cut rates when you call a cellphone or make an overseas call? Go to The person who put us on to this told us his mother lives in England. He calls her twice a week using the internet. Instead of spending more than $10 per call the cost is now down to a little…  Read more

Under-promise, over-deliver for good referrals

Happy customers refer you new business. It should be obvious to anyone in business, not keeping your word does nothing to enhance your image. It’s often hard to tell a customer, very politely of course, “You’ll have to wait”. You might be a very small building company and know you won’t have a gap in your work for six months. If this is the situation, tell the customer you can…  Read more

Take care with bank discussions

Discussions with your bank getting it right to avoid any misunderstandings. Anything you say to a bank can be written down and used in evidence against you. Not by the bank so much as the Tax Department. It is not confidential from the IRD. Always imagine an officer of the department is listening to your every word. You have no control over the notes your bank manager makes of your…  Read more

Get business loan arrangements right

Make sure you buy a car in the right name to ensure you maximise your tax position. A client bought a new car for his business. The business paid for the car but the finance arrangement was in his own name. The interest is not tax deductible on the money borrowed. While we can remedy the situation, it adds to our work and your costs. Make sure if you are…  Read more

Make sure you get proper tax invoices

Not all retailers are issuing proper tax invoices. For purchases over $50 at a minimum a tax invoice must include the words “Tax Invoice” as well as the GST registration number. If you do not receive a tax invoice for goods purchased, you are not permitted to claim GST. Should you be given an invoice which does not qualify as a tax invoice, ask the assistant to record the missing…  Read more

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