IRD compliance focus on the ‘hidden economy’

IRD’s compliance focus has remained largely the same over the last few years with the likes of aggressive tax planning, high-wealth and high-income individuals and land transactions being key areas of focus. The “hidden economy” is another area where there has been a lot of IRD activity over the last year and we expect to … Continue reading “IRD compliance focus on the ‘hidden economy’”

Call for participation as Crowe Horwath Horwath and ALPMA benchmark NZ legal industry

Together with professional services firm Crowe Horwath, the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association is running its second annual New Zealand Legal Industry Financial Performance Benchmarking Study. The inaugural study provided law firms across the country with valuable insights into their performance as measured against peers, with this year’s study set to deliver further understanding of … Continue reading “Call for participation as Crowe Horwath Horwath and ALPMA benchmark NZ legal industry”

Beef’s where it’s at in the Hawke’s Bay

Benchmarking report tracks improving 2015 returns Strong beef prices are driving returns for farm business which have improved for the second year running. That’s according to accounting and business advisory firm Crowe Horwath, which has released the results of its annual farm benchmarking analysis* – and, despite challenges, it anticipates another strong performance for Hawke’s … Continue reading “Beef’s where it’s at in the Hawke’s Bay”

Is your law firm achieving its financial best?

The results are in for the 2015 Financial Performance Benchmarking Study of New Zealand Law Firms. This survey was conducted by Crowe Horwath and the Australasian Legal Practise Management Association (ALPMA). Main findings The growth outlook expected amongst respondents averaged 5%. New Zealand law firms remain profitable with operating profit margins in excess of 30% … Continue reading “Is your law firm achieving its financial best?”