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Useful Information for Businesses Affected by Covid covers wage subsidies, the resurgence payment, the small business cashflow scheme and paying tax during lockdown. Useful information for all businesses summarises Covid 19 actions available for businesses as at 26th March 2020.  Subsequent announcements on 27th March clarified employee subsidies (see Update I).  Update II  covers how to get in touch with us during lockdown, news from the IRD and further detail on government assistance for businesses.   Update III includes our protocols for level 3 lockdown, tax notifications and payment arrangements plus latest government support measures for businesses.  Update IV outlines the latest support measures including small business loans, the essentials works leave support scheme, additional tax relief available and a summarises of the employer subsidy scheme.   Update V covers headlines from Budget 2020 and includes an update about Shand Thomson at level 2.


Shand Thomson regularly publish newsletters containing topical news, farming and technology articles (see our PDF newsletter archives below). Please contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

Our latest Newsletter includes celebrating recent CAANZ achievements, Government changes for residential landlords, making sure the split between land and improvements is agreed, and information regarding training in Xero and Farm Focus.  You can read about mileage rates for the 2021/22 financial year, carbon credits on the sale of land/forests, the minimum & living wage, and some tax snippets.  There are also articles about employee sick leave and the Otago Southland Dairy Awards.


March Balance Date EoY


Farm GHG Emissions Reporting

Useful Information for Businesses Affected by Covid 

Update for Farmers

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Tax Matters :  Tax Facts  


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New & Views : Summer |  Autumn | Winter | Winter Rural | Winter Budget

News & Views : Summer | Winter | Winter Rural | Spring

Shand Thomson has an extensive newsletter archive for issues published prior to 2011.  If you would like a hard copy of any of our newsletters please contact Karen Morgan on 03-4180020.


Like all New Zealanders we believe that healthy waterways are a priority for our communities.  However we are concerned about the one-size fits all approach of these proposals.  Read our submission to MFE here.


Shand Thomson has published Clutha District Farm Statistics for a number of years.  This report analyses the financial performance of sheep, beef and deer farmers and provides key performance indicators and trends that can assist with farm management and planning decisions.  Reports typical of the analysis provided by the database are listed below.

 Less than 3501 stock units  Result
 Greater than 3500 stock units  Result

If you would like to discuss farm benchmarking further, or view the latest results, please contact Jim Johnstone on 03-4180020.

Covid19 Business Tools

Business NZ has a range of tools and information, which are updated frequently, to support businesses during the pandemic.  Goto Business NZ to access these tools.


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