End of year already!

Posted 2 years, 9 months ago by Maggie Waine    0 comments

Wow!  2014 has just sped by.  Lots of changes have happened in the Matley Team over 2014.  We increased by one employee - Steffan Sinclair.  He came on board with the Hamilton office last month.  David and Maggie's family has stayed stable at Heath (3) and Zara (1).  Benjamin is looking forward to his wedding to Natalie in January 2015 and the addition of their heir in April 2015.  Janine, Jenny, Nicholas, Wendy and Angeline have all just stayed along for the ride!

 

Christmas and New Year closure

Matley Financial Services is closed to the public from Monday 15 December 2014.  We will be reopening on January 12, 2015.  We hope that all our clients have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and stay safe over this break.  Some clients will have received a little something from us in the mail (should NZ Post decide to deliver!).

 

Direct Debit reminder

Some clients pay their accounts by direct debit.  If you have recently moved from Automatic Payment to Direct Debit, please ensure that you check that you have ceased your Automatic Payment to us as you will now be double paying your account each month.

We are moving from receiving payments from Automatic Payment to Direct Debit to streamline our debtors and better budget our income each month.  If you would like the ease of paying your account this way, please contact the office and we can arrange the forms for you.

 

Overdue Accounts

This is something that is just distasteful in general, but this year we have had a number of clients who have been unable to pay their account for work that we have completed.  

If you are concerned that you will not be able to pay for our services prior to us undertaking the work, please phone and ask us for a quote so that you can budget our accounting fee.  We offer a range of payment services, and you are able to prepay your account under certain circumstances.  We unfortunately do not accept payment after the services have been provided as we have staff costs that we need to cover immediately.

Once we make the decision to send any overdue amounts to Debt Collection, we delink that client from our agency with the IRD and sever our engagement.  This is irreversible and only occurs when all other efforts to settle the account has been explored.

We hate doing this, so please pay your invoices as they fall due :-)

IRD tax payments

On the theme of fleecing you from your money, the Inland Revenue have changed their policy on receipt of tax payments.  If you pay your tax by cheque you need to ensure that the cheque actually gets to the IRD on the due date.  If you send it on the due date, you will incur interest and penalties on your tax as the IRD deems it to have been paid late.

The best way to avoid this is to send your cheque payment 10 days before it is due (since NZ Post takes this long to send letters now), or pay by internet banking on the due date using the "pay tax" function in your internet banking.

If you do not have access to internet banking there is the option of paying your tax into our Trust account for us to pay on the due date for you.  If you would like to take advantage of this, please notify the office in plenty of time to obtain the Trust Account bank account number.

 

coming up in January 2015

  • Information about Trusts and best practice
  • Tax due dates: Provisional Tax 15 January 2015; GST for period ended 30 November 2014 due 15 January 2015;  PAYE for period ended 30 December 2014 due 20 January 2015; GST for period ended 31 December 2014 due 28 January 2015.

 



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