Navigating Trans-Tasman Business Structuring: A Guide for Australian Enterprises

As an Australian business eyeing the fertile grounds of New Zealand for expansion, understanding the nuances of Trans-Tasman business structuring is crucial. At DFKOGC, we regularly assist Australian businesses in navigating the tax landscape and ownership structures in New Zealand. Our membership in DFK ANZ — a group of privately owned, specialist accounting firms connected nationally and globally […]

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Navigating the Legal Labyrinth: The Indispensable Role of Forensic Accounting in Litigation

In today’s increasingly litigious landscape, coupled with more complex financial considerations, litigation involving monetary disputes often requires more than just a keen legal mind. This is where forensic accounting, a niche field at the intersection of finance and law, becomes a game-changer. Forensic accountants are the financial detectives of the legal world, providing clarity, uncovering […]

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Doing Business in New Zealand: A Guide for Australian and Pacific Rim Investors

New Zealand, with its stable political climate, robust economy, and friendly business environment, offers many opportunities for Australian and Pacific Rim investors. Its geographical and cultural proximity to Australian and Pacific Rim investors. Its geographical and cultural proximity to Australia and the Pacific nations further enhances its appeal as a favorable destination for business expansion. […]

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Essential 2023 EOFY Small Business Checklist

As we get closer to EOFY is it timely to start getting your business ready. Finalising your business accounts for the end of the financial year is more than just making sure everything reconciles! In addition to ensuring that your business meets its financial obligations and comply with tax laws, it also helps you make […]

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Are You Making The Most Of Your Business Data?

Are you recording, measuring and analysing enough of the data being generated by your business? With so many apps and digital solutions now available to businesses, there’s a wealth of useful data to trawl through – and plenty of hidden insights for you to benefit from. Here are 5 ways to get more insights from […]

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Business Tips: Setting KPIs And Tracking Performance

Once you begin trading, you’re faced with a new challenge – successfully tracking KPIs and managing the performance of your brand-new business to make sure it’s a profitable enterprise. It’s easier to manage your startup’s sales and finances when you have access to the best possible information and data about your performance. Tracking specific metrics […]

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5 Tips For Chasing Invoices Without Annoying Your Clients

When you’re a small business owner, sole trader or freelancer, asking for payment on overdue invoices can be a delicate matter. Without an accounts person or department, sometimes you’re trying to secure new work and chase invoices from the same person. That can be an awkward tightrope to walk. Here are five tips for chasing […]

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Close Contact Exemption Scheme

Critical services businesses provide key infrastructure, and are part of critical supply chains. Businesses can access the Close Contact Exemption Scheme to ensure their critical services functions can continue. During Phases Two and Three of the Omicron response, employees at businesses who are registered critical services providers who are vaccinated and asymptomatic close contacts of a […]

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E-Invoicing Protects You Against Invoice Fraud

Is your business using e-invoicing? It’s a fantastic way to protect yourself and your customers from invoice fraud and scams, and it can help you get paid faster. E-invoices replace emailed PDF invoices or links to online invoices. Instead, e-invoices are delivered securely to your clients, even across different accounting systems. Preventing invoice fraud Invoice […]

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Planning For Seasonal Dips In Income

Seasonal dips in income can be highly challenging when you’re a small business. But there are proactive ways to predict, plan for and overcome these seasonal dips in income. The key to dealing with seasonal dips is to know when they’re most likely to occur, and to have measures in place to spread your income […]

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