Tax Tips - Noel Leeming
Tax Tips - Noel Leeming

1. What can I do to make 2016 a successful year?

A new year is like a clean slate. Don't beat yourself up over what you didn't do in 2015. Focus instead on what you will do in 2016 to make it your best investing year yet. Take note of what your advisor recommends - be it beefing up your savings account, increasing your Kiwi saver contributions, or drafting a will. Commit to making 2016 a great year. By asking your advisor these questions and acting on his or her responses, you'll set yourself up nicely for a very prosperous new year.

1. What can I do to make 2016 a successful year?

A new year is like a clean slate. Don't beat yourself up over what you didn't do in 2015. Focus instead on what you will do in 2016 to make it your best investing year yet. Take note of what your advisor recommends - be it beefing up your savings account, increasing your Kiwi saver contributions, or drafting a will. Commit to making 2016 a great year. By asking your advisor these questions and acting on his or her responses, you'll set yourself up nicely for a very prosperous new year.

2. Could less be more effective for your business this year, to make it achieve what it needs?

As we get more interconnected, it’s easy to become over-stimulated. In order to stand out, sometimes we need to be reminded that silence can be incredibly loud. Brands can optimize their presence visually through minimalism, bold visual contrasts and clever use of space to engage consumers and provide a calm space in a digitally hectic world. Take a step back this year and find the beauty in restraint.

3. Tax Time Essential. Why getting MYOB will help you and your business?

86% of businesses new to accounting software say MYOB saves time. Take care of GST, invoices, reporting, expenses and payroll. You don’t need to be an accountant to use it, anyone can do it. You can invoice on the go, manage payroll, and is a fast and easy way to manage your cash flow all on your own. The perfect software in time for tax time.

3. Tax Time Essential. Why getting MYOB will help you and your business?

86% of businesses new to accounting software say MYOB saves time. Take care of GST, invoices, reporting, expenses and payroll. You don’t need to be an accountant to use it, anyone can do it. You can invoice on the go, manage payroll, and is a fast and easy way to manage your cash flow all on your own. The perfect software in time for tax time.

4. Why it’s important to organize your workplace?

• Improved time management.
Taking the time to get organized can save you time in the long run. Working around clutter can seriously impede your productivity. Great time managers set up and organize their workspaces to cut down on the amount of time necessary for each task.
• Quickly locate important items
Has your boss ever asked you for an important document that you were unable to locate? Organizing your workspace will spare you embarrassment and frustration.
• Remember important tasks
The common phrase "out of sight, out of mind" is largely true. Visual cues can help you remember and prioritize important tasks.
• Maintain a professional appearance
Your dress, demeanour, and workspace are a representation of you and your employer. Minimal clutter conveys professionalism.
• Focus on workplace goals
An orderly workspace can help you fine-tune and accomplish your daily goals, thereby helping you achieve your long-term professional goals.

5. Three ways to workout at your desk and keep you motivated during the day?

• Abs workout
Sit up straight with your feet flat and pull your tummy in, focusing on the area just below your belly button. Hold for five seconds and release. Repeat five times.
• Neck stretches
Stretch your neck muscles by tilting your head sideways, bringing your ear towards your shoulder, while sitting as tall as possible. Then do the other side.
• Hand and wrist exercises
Stretch your fingers by placing the fingertips together and pushing, while moving your elbows and wrists outwards. Hold for five seconds then shake them out. Roll your wrists in a circular motion clockwise and then anticlockwise before shaking out.

5. Three ways to workout at your desk and keep you motivated during the day?

• Abs workout
Sit up straight with your feet flat and pull your tummy in, focusing on the area just below your belly button. Hold for five seconds and release. Repeat five times.
• Neck stretches
Stretch your neck muscles by tilting your head sideways, bringing your ear towards your shoulder, while sitting as tall as possible. Then do the other side.
• Hand and wrist exercises
Stretch your fingers by placing the fingertips together and pushing, while moving your elbows and wrists outwards. Hold for five seconds then shake them out. Roll your wrists in a circular motion clockwise and then anticlockwise before shaking out.

If you'd like any customised business solutions contact us at commercialbusiness@nlg.co.nz or see www.noelleeming.co.nz/commercial

*Tax ideas are not meant to be tax advice, please check with your tax advisor.