Our services

We provide up to date accounting, advisory and technology solutions to the rural industry and other businesses

As well as preparing financial statements, tax returns, and GST in order to meet your tax obilagations we offer expertise in all stages of your business.  Whether you are starting out, growing or thinking of winding down we can help

The Accounting Collective Succession Planning

Succession Planning

Passing your business, farm or orchard onto the next generation is often…  Read More

Budgeting & Forecasts

Whether you are new to business, planning on purchasing a business or… Read More

Estate Planning / Asset Protection

Concerned about protecting your hard earned assets for your retirement or for the next generation? We offer up to date, practical advice based on years of experience working with clients that share your concerns utilising modern Trust, Company, and hybrid structures if appropriate.

Strategic Planning

Does your business lack direction? Unsure of where to head to next or what plans to implement? We combine our expertise with yours and use well establised tools to develop a Strategic Plan for your business that will help you acheive your business goals and aspirations.

Benchmarking

How confident are you that you are getting the best return from your orchard, farm…  Read More

Xero Implementation / Training

We use Xero exclusively as we believe it is currently the best software platform…  Read More

Blogs

Capital Gains Tax Property

The recent May Budget introduces a capital gains tax on residential property investment. If you purchase and sell a residential property within two years you will be taxed on any capital gain unless that property was used as your main home, the...

Fonterra GMP scheme – should I or shouldn’t I?

In a market of declining international milk powder prices the Fonterra GMP scheme has been under-subscribed for two times in a row. In fact only 180 farmers took advantage of the latest offer. Go figure! The irony is that Fonterra’s June 2013 offer for the 2013/14...

Income Equalisation Deposit and Hail

If you are one of the many kiwifruit orchards in the Bay of Plenty affected by the November 2014 hail storms then you may only have until 31 January 2015 to take advantage of the tax savings obtained by using the Income Equalisation Scheme.  ...

Petrol Excise duty saves 66c a litre

If you use petrol powered vehicles or equipment on your farm or orchard make sure you claim back your petrol excise duty refund of $0.66 per litre. If you use just 20 claimable litres per week and are not already making the claim then you are doing yourself out of a...

Dairy Farmer saves tax using Income Equalisation

The average Dairy Farmer should be able to save $20,000 in tax over two years by utilising the Income Equalisation Deposit Scheme as a result of the Fonterra Farmgate Milk Price falling from $8.40 for the 2013/14 Season to a forecast of $5.30 for the 2014/15 Season. ...

Is kiwifruit overhead shelter worth the cost?

A question I am often asked by my clients’ is “should I spend money on erecting a kiwifruit overhead shelter?” The benefits of kiwifruit overhead shelter are well known. Kiwifruit protective canopies protect against hail and early frost risks, reduce wind damage,...

Is a $200,000 premium for a G3 Kiwifruit Orchard really worth it?

Is a mature G3 Kiwifruit Orchard really worth a premium of $200,000 per hectare over and above what you would pay for a Hayward Green Kiwifruit Orchard? Let’s do the maths. For the sake of comparisons we will assume both the Hayward Green and the G3 orchard are in the...

New tax payment rules expose taxpayers to late payment penalties

From the 1st of October 2014 the Westpac Bank no longer accept IRD Forms (GST Returns, Employer Monthly Summaries, Tax Payment Slips) or cheques for tax payments. This is part of a push by the Inland Revenue Department to increase the on-line payments of taxation from...

Forecasted Dairy Milk Pay-out will put pressure on moderate to high debt farmers

Recent international auction prices indicate a dairy pay out below $5.00 per kg of Milk Solid due to the trifecta – high exchange rates, high supply and low demand. The exchange rate needs no explanation. Maybe the current highs are the new norm? Russian sanctions...

About us

The Accounting Collective are a team of highly experienced accountants based in Te Puke and Tauranga providing services to the Bay of Plenty. 

 

We believe that combining your expertise with ours we will achieve great business together.

James Stewart - CA (PP), BBS(Accy)

James has been in the Chartered Accounting Industry advising a wide range of businesses for over 30 years. During this time he has built up considerable expertise and has a particular passion for the rural sector.

James Stewart - CA (PP), BBS(Accy)

James has been in the Chartered Accounting Industry advising a wide range of businesses for over 30 years. During this time he has built up considerable expertise and has a particular passion for the rural sector.

Natalie Burt - ACA BBS BA DipIS&T

During her time in accountancy practices over the last 12 years Natalie has been involved in most aspects of the accounting advisory business.  Along with her financial accounting skills she is also the Xero expert.

 

Natalie Burt - ACA BBS BA DipIS&T

During her time in accountancy practices over the last 12 years Natalie has been involved in most aspects of the accounting advisory business.  Along with her financial accounting skills she is also the Xero expert.

 

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The Accounting Collective

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29 Commerce Lane, Te Puke

PO Box 775, Te Puke 3153

29 Commerce Lane, Te Puke

PO Box 775, Te Puke 3153

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Office: 07 929 7170

James: 021 0202 9333

Natalie: 021 185 6662

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Office: 07 929 7170

James: 021 0202 9333

Natalie: 021 185 6662