Dowse Murray Chartered Accountants Wellington

By: Dowse Murray  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Tax

  • Preparing end of year financial statements and tax returns
  • Setting up new businesses with the most appropriate operating structure - this could be self employed, company, partnership or a trust
  • Providing advice on how to organise finances to manage cash flows, maximise returns and protect assets
  • Providing advice and analysis for clients buying and selling businesses and rental properties
  • Succession planning

We have a variety of clients including retail businesss, professional services, contractors, property investors, body corporates, not for profit organisations, startups and investment trusts. We appreciate every client is different and one size doesn't fit all and we work with each of our clients the way that suits them and their business the best.

We charge $120 +GST per hour for compliance work (e.g preparation of annual accounts and tax returns) and for one on one Xero training. We charge $200 +GST per hour for advisory work.

We will give you an estimate of what your job will cost before we start and as long as everything is in order and there are no surprises we won't charge more than that estimate. If it takes less time than the estimate, we charge you less, if there are complications we will get back to you with a revised estimate.

As a guide if you can provide us with reasonably complete records and have a cashbook reconciled to the bank then completing the annual accounts and tax returns for a small business will take around 15 hours and a retail business will take around 20 hours.

For property investors it takes around 10 hours to prepare the financial statements and tax return for one property and another 5 hours for each additional property. This very much depends on activity during the year and property purchases and sales.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Tax

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