NZ’s 2013 Budget

The Minister of Finance, the Hon Bill English, delivered the National-led Government’s fifth Budget. The Minister stated that he will meet his targets for a return to budget surplus in 2014/15 and a drop in net core Crown debt down to no higher than 20% of GDP by 2020. These targets will be achieved by putting a cap on new spending, taking in more tax and delaying the resumption of contributions to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund until net core Crown debt is no higher than 20% of GDP (this is expected in 2020/21). The focus is therefore on further strengthening the tax system and improving public services to provide an environment that supports business.

Read a full synopsis summary of yesterday’s budget here.
Autumn WILCO newsletter out now!

We have released the latest WILCO newsletter on our blogsite.  Click here to read or download it.

Changing our newsletter delivery

We are always looking to improve the way we do things at EPPL.  As part of that process, we are going to move our newsletter and blog update delivery to ‘mail chimp’.  I would be very keen to get your feedback on whether or not you think this improves our communications.

Our very first survey!

As part of our commitment to improving communications, we are looking for your feedback.  We’re hoping to release a survey which we think is fairly quick to complete, and will help us identify areas we need to improve on.  Please help us by taking 5-10 minutes to complete the survey.  We are hoping to bring out a client satisfaction survey in a few weeks.

Annual engagement & questionnaire

Our annual engagement letters were released last month with a scheduled month for completing your annual financials.  Our questionnaire was not attached to that ‘emailer’ this year, but you can access it from our blog site here.

If you want to change the scheduled date, feel free to contact your key person at EPPL 09-636-3332.
GST and Provisional Tax Payments

We are now in the process of managing GST returns for the 30th April.  The next GST return and payment is due on 28th May 2013.  Please contact us if you have any queries on this.

Important Tax Dates

We have updated the important tax dates on our blog site.  Click here if you need to check what dates are coming up.
Quote of the day

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

John Burroughs

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