Business Compliance

Financial Statement Preparation

Modern business demands up-to-date, accurate financial information. We can relieve you and your staff of the enormous burden of all your bookkeeping and accounting requirements, including the preparation of your annual accounts and periodic management accounts for tax, business appraisal, planning purposes, and more.

We will discuss your requirements with you and provide information relevant to your particular situation, as well as constructive advice, on a regular basis

Company Administration

Company legislation requires businesses to perform several administration tasks. The last thing you need as a business owner is to be spending too much of your valuable time trying to ensure you comply with the Companies Act 1993. The potential threat of penalties for failing to keep up with the changing rules is too great a risk to take. At Cleland Hancox Limited we can relieve you of this burden.

Our services include:

  • General advice on company law
  • Company formations
  • Filing annual returns on your behalf
  • Preparing all documentation related to minutes and resolutions
  • Maintaining statutory books
  • Assistance with changes of directors, shareholders, addresses, and office details
  • Bonus issues
  • Share transfers
  • Registered office facility

Trust Administration

A trust provides a valuable way of protecting the assets you have accumulated for the benefit of others. Our extensive experience with trusts enables us to offer specialist advice on trust formation and ensures all statutory requirements are met. Obligations for trustees can often be onerous, and our assistance in trust administration can prove invaluable.

We can assist with:

  • Preparing and executing the vital documentation required for trust formation
  • Attending to the special requirements involved in reporting for trusts
  • Gift Compliance
  • Beneficiary Distribution
  • Minute-keeping service
  • Annual accounts
  • Taxation
  • Asset management
  • Investment monitoring
  • Income distribution


At Cleland Hancox Limited we offer a full range of taxation services. Our proactive approach ensures we deliver consistent service and build solid relationships that stand the test of time.

Taxation can be a major cost to your business. We will work with you to minimise your tax and help you achieve your key objectives. We provide a complete service of assistance and advice in each of these areas:

  • Preparing personal and company tax returns
  • Advice on tax payments
  • GST/FBT/ACC obligations
  • Advice on, and implementation of, tax effective trust structures for asset protection and tax minimisation
  • Managing any IRD audits or disputes

GST and other IRD Compliance Work


We can offer accurate, timely assistance to ensure that all GST compliance rules are requirements are being met including:

  • Registration queries
  • Preparing GST returns
  • Filing and adjusting GST returns
  • GST Return Review
  • IRD audit assistance
  • Specialist events involving GST — Eg sale or purchase of property


The rules for FBT payments change on a regular basis. At Cleland Hancox Limited we keep up to date with the latest tax trends, enabling us to provide accurate advice on preparing FBT returns. We can also advise on the FBT consequences of proposals you intend to make, ensuring you make informed decisions.

Rather than paying excessive amounts of FBT, let the experts answer your tax queries. We can help you develop and complete the administration for a cost-effective employee benefit plan.


Some businesses are paying more than they need to due to ACC invoices being difficult to interpret. Cleland Hancox Limited will check your invoices to ensure that you are paying the correct amount.

We can assess whether your business would benefit from being on an alternative ACC Coverplus Extra scheme.


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