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Client Information for 2017 Individual Questionnaire

 

As recommended by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, this checklist outlines our 

engagement terms and conditions and the information that we will need from you in order to compile your 

Tax Returns.

TAX RETURN REQUIREMENTS

To assist us in the completion of your personal taxation return please answer the following questions in all 

cases.

 (a) Did you receive any of the following - attach details Yes No 

    Unemployment or other income tested benefits 

    Family Support Payments from WINZ 

    Withholding Payments 

    Other NZ pensions, annuities and superannuation 

    Interest 

    Dividends

    

    Rental income including rental from a holiday house/ Bach which is more than         

$4,000 per year. 

    Any other income 

(b) Other information required:

      Details, if eligible for Tax Rebate credit for charitable or school donations

      Attach receipts 

On the basis of information you provide, we will compile accounts and/or tax returns in accordance with 

Service Engagement Standard No.2 Compilation of Financial Information (SES-2) issued by the New 

Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

TAX ASSESSMENTS

Our address is used by the Inland Revenue Department for service of notices and we are responsible for 

checking tax assessments.  We shall also endeavour to advise the amounts and due dates of tax 

instalments, however the responsibility for paying the correct tax and paying on time rests with the 

taxpayer and not us as agent.  Any penalties or interest arising from lateness, errors, wrong estimates or 

for any other reason are payable by you as the taxpayer. We shall give you every assistance in meeting 

your obligations but any advice on payments, and/or reminder letters received from us, should be 

reviewed by yourself to check that the payment proposed appears reasonable and the date of payment is 

correct.

Yes No 

C o c k c r o f t    ATS   L t d 

 Cockcroft  ATS  Ltd 

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PRIVACY ACT

You hereby agree to allow us to pass information to and receive information from the Inland Revenue 

Department and any other agency that we have a statutory obligation to.  You also agree to allow us to 

pass on any information required to allow a third party to collect debts outstanding to us.

DURATION

The arrangements outlined in this form will continue in effect from year to year unless we agree to change 

them.

DISCLAIMER

We will provide a disclaimer to be attached to the financial statements. A copy of the standard wording 

may be obtained from us or our website www.cockcroft.co.nz  Our compilation services will not result in 

the expression of an audit or review opinion or provide any other form of assurance on the financial 

statements. Independence is not a requirement for a compilation engagement. If we are aware that we 

are not independent, this fact will be stated in our report.

FEES & PAYMENT TERMS

Our fees, other than fixed fees, are normally based on hours worked charged at rates appropriate to the 

work performed and the levels of expertise required.

Payment terms are 20 days from the date the invoice was issued. The due date will be indicated on your 

invoice.

ACCEPTANCE

If you have any questions about the contents of this engagement form please contact us.  If the services 

outlined are in accordance with your requirements and if the above terms are acceptable to you, please 

sign this form in the space provided below and return it to us.

I accept responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information supplied above which is to be 

used in the preparation of my financial statements.  You are not to complete an audit, nor do I wish you to 

undertake a detailed review of my affairs.  I understand that  you are unable to provide any assurance on 

my financial statements and that you accept no liability for the accuracy and completeness of the 

information supplied by me and that the financial statements will be prepared at my request and for my 

purposes only and that you will not be liable for any losses, claims or demands by any third person.

 

 

Client Information for 2017 Trust & Rental Questionnaire

 

As recommended by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, this checklist outlines our engagement 

terms and conditions and the information, which we will need from you in order to compile your Financial Statements 

and Tax Returns.   

CHECK LIST OF RECORDS 

Items Required: (Please tick where applicable) Yes No 

Bank statements covering the full year 

Cheque books and deposit books for the full year 

Trust minute book if applicable 

Copies of gifting statements if done 

RENTAL, INVESTMENT & OTHER INCOME CHECK LIST

Items Required for each rental property: (Please tick where applicable) Yes No 

Investment (portfolio report) and other income 

Rents Received; including rental from a holiday house/ Bach which is more than $4,000 per year 

Advertising 

Bank Fees 

Body Corporate Fees 

Cleaning 

Commission 

General Expenses 

Insurance 

Lawn mowing/Gardening 

Legal Fees (provide details) 

Loan application fees 

Mortgage Interest 

Motor Vehicle Expenses 

Postage & Stationery 

Power (for the rental property only) 

Rates (include water) 

Repairs & Maintenance 

Asset Purchases/Capital Improvements 

Telephone & Tolls (relating to rental only) 

Travel 

Valuation Fees 

Purchase price of property (first time only) 

Government Valuation showing land/improvements/chattels split (first time only) 

Purchase/Sale agreement 

Solicitor’s Settlement Statement 

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ASSETS

Records of any assets purchased or sold – cost or sale price, dates.

Values of assets/investments as at 31 March 2016.

MORTGAGES / LOANS

Record any new financial arrangements entered into during the year and enclose a copy of the relevant documents, 

which should show the following information: 

Amount 

Name of Lender 

Date of Loan 

Interest Rate 

Term 

Repayment Details 

Security

HOME OFFICE / WORKSHOP CLAIM

From personal records indicate expenses paid for:

Repairs and Maintenance $ 

Power $ Area of Office or Workshop 

Rates (Water & Land) $ 

Insurance (House) $ Area of Home 

Interest $ 

Original cost of house only (plus additions) $ 

TAX RETURN REQUIREMENTS 

To assist us in the completion of your taxation returns please answer the following questions in all cases.

Tick where applicable

 (a) Did you receive any of the following - attach details Yes No 

    Unemployment or other income tested benefits 

    Family Support Payments from WINZ 

    Withholding Payments 

    Other NZ pensions, annuities and superannuation 

    Interest 

    Dividends 

    Rents 

    Any other income 

b) Other information required:

      Details, if eligible for Tax Rebate credit for charitable or school donations

      Attach receipts 

On the basis of information you provide, we will compile accounts in accordance with Service Engagement Standard 

No.2 Compilation of Financial Information (SES-2) issued by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. 

eden@cathomas.co.nz   Phone 09 309 8209   Fax 09 309 0314   Level 8, 44 Wellesley Street, Auckland CBD   PO Box 6028, Wellesley Street, Auckland   www.cathomas.co.nz

TAX ASSESSMENTS

Our address is used by the Inland Revenue Department for service of notices and we are responsible for checking tax 

assessments.  We shall also endeavour to advise the amounts and due dates of tax instalments, however the 

responsibility for paying the correct tax and paying on time rests with the taxpayer and not us as agent.  Any penalties 

or interest arising from lateness, errors, wrong estimates or for any other reason are payable by you as the taxpayer. 

We shall give you every assistance in meeting your obligations but any advice on payments, and/or reminder letters 

received from us, should be reviewed by yourself to check that the payment proposed appears reasonable and the 

date of payment is correct.

PRIVACY ACT

You hereby agree to allow us to pass information to and receive information from the Inland Revenue Department and 

any other agency that we have a statutory obligation to.  You also agree to allow us to pass on any information 

required to allow a third party to collect debts outstanding to us.

TRUSTEES

We will endeavour to give Trustees every assistance in making decisions but you must understand that all decisions 

relating to the Trust ultimately rest with the Trustees.  Any advice we give shall not be construed as making decisions 

on your behalf. 

DURATION

The arrangements outlined in this form will continue in effect from year to year unless we agree to change them.

DISCLAIMER

As agreed we will compile your Financial Statements from information provided by you, in accordance with the 

Compilation Engagement Standards issued by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. We will provide a 

disclaimer to be attached to the financial statements. A copy of the standard wording may be obtained from us or our 

website www.cockcroft.co.nz. Our compilation services will not result in the expression of an audit or review opinion or 

provide any other form of assurance on the financial statements.

FEES & PAYMENT TERMS

Our fees, other than fixed fees, are normally based on hours worked charged at rates appropriate to the work 

performed and the levels of expertise required. Where the engagement is for a company the client agrees to 

personally guarantee payment of the accounting fees. Payment terms are 20 days from the date the invoice was 

issued. The due date will be indicated on your invoice

ACCEPTANCE

If you have any questions about the contents of this engagement letter please contact us.  If the services outlined are 

in accordance with your requirements and if the above terms are acceptable to you, please sign this form in the space 

provided below and return it to us. 

I accept responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information supplied above which is to be used in the 

preparation of my financial statements.  You are not to complete an audit, nor do I wish you to undertake a detailed 

review of my affairs.  I understand that you are unable to provide any assurance on my financial statements and that 

you accept no liability for the accuracy and completeness of the information supplied by me and that the financial 

statements will be prepared at my request and for my purposes only and that you will not be liable for any losses, 

claims or demands by any third person.

 

 

Client Information for 2017 Company Questionnaire

 

As recommended by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, this checklist outlines our engagement 

terms and conditions and the information which we will need from you in order to compile your Financial Statements 

and Tax Returns.   

CHECK LIST OF RECORDS 

Items Required: (Please tick where applicable) Yes No 

Bank statements covering the full year 

Cheque books and deposit books for the full year 

Cashbook 

IR345 Forms 

Hire purchase agreements 

Legal statements 

Stocktake summary 

List of creditors 

List of debtors 

Record of any assets purchased or sold 

Copies of GST returns completed by yourself 

Credit card statements if used for business expenses 

Business loan summary statements / Printouts 

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

1  Are all deposits on the Bank Statements from sales?                  Yes No 

If No, please indicate on bank statement the following 

(a) Assets sold and funds deposited 

(b) Loans and advances 

(c) Personal contributions

(d) Other - eg tax refunds

2  Have all sales proceeds been deposited in the business bank account? Yes No 

If No, please indicate value and where banked. 

3  Detail expenses not paid from your business bank account (use a separate sheet if necessary)

    i.e. cash payments or payments from personal accounts.

4 Ensure all cheque butts are completed with details of the payee and amount

DEBTORS

 Total owed to you as at 31 March 2016, including GST $ 

Include amounts that have been received subsequent to 31 March but were owed at that date.

List bad debts written off during the year and not included in the above total. $ 

CREDITORS

 Total owed by you as at 31 March 2016, including GST $ 

eden@cathomas.co.nz   Phone 09 309 8209   Fax 09 309 0314   Level 8, 44 Wellesley Street, Auckland CBD   PO Box 6028, Wellesley Street, Auckland   www.cathomas.co.nz

Attach a separate schedule showing the name of each creditor and appropriate classification of expense or a 

description.  

 

GST owing at year end. 

WORK IN PROGRESS as at 31 March 2016 (if applicable) $ 

This should be based on the cost of labour and materials

STOCK ON HAND as at 31 March 2016 $ 

A summarised list of stock on hand at balance date valued at cost price, 

excluding GST.  Mark on the list the value of any items where the current replacement or market value is less than 

the cost. 

CASH ON HAND at 31 March 2016 (if applicable) $ 

Were all sales prior to balance date banked before the end of the financial year? Yes No 

If No, please indicate the date and amount banked including GST.

OTHER

 (a) What is the cost price of goods or services taken for private use? $ 

(b) Are any expenses export related?  If so please detail. Yes No 

(c) What proportion of the following expenses are to be claimed as business related?

    Travel Expenses                       % $ 

    Motor Vehicle (per Log Book)                       % $ 

    Home Telephone/Tolls                       % $ 

    Entertainment                       % $ 

ASSETS

Are all assets as per the last balance sheet, the same as you currently have? Yes No 

If No, please record:

(a) Purchases

     Details of purchase, cost price, trade-in value, dates and method of financing.

     Attach a copy of relevant Hire Purchase Agreements.

(b) Sales

     Details of sales, sale value, dates, and the bank account that the funds were deposited in.

MORTGAGES / LOANS

Record any new financial arrangements entered into during the year and enclose a copy of the loan agreement 

documents, which should show the following information: 

Amount 

Name of Lender 

Date of Loan 

Interest Rate 

Term 

Repayment Details 

Security

HOME OFFICE / WORKSHOP CLAIM

From personal records indicate expenses paid for:

Repairs and Maintenance $ 

Power $ Area of Office or Workshop 

Rates (Water & Land) $ 

Insurance (House) $ Area of Home 

Interest $ 

Original cost of house only (plus additions) $ 

eden@cathomas.co.nz   Phone 09 309 8209   Fax 09 309 0314   Level 8, 44 Wellesley Street, Auckland CBD   PO Box 6028, Wellesley Street, Auckland   www.cathomas.co.nz

TAX RETURN REQUIREMENTS

To assist us in the completion of your personal taxation return please answer the following questions in all cases.

 (a) Did you receive any of the following - attach details Yes No 

    Unemployment or other income tested benefits 

    Family Support Payments from WINZ 

    Withholding Payments 

    Other NZ pensions, annuities and superannuation 

    Interest 

    Dividends 

    Rents 

    Any other income 

(b) Other information required:

      Details, if eligible for Tax Rebate credit for charitable or school donations

      Attach receipts 

(c) Contingent Liabilities/ Commitments:

Are there any: Yes No 

Contingent liabilities, lawsuits, guarantees? 

Commitments for capital expenditure at or since balance date? 

Commitments under a lease for plant or vehicles? 

If YES, please provide details 

TERMS OF COMPILATION ENGAGEMENT

We will complete the following for you from information provided by you: Yes No 

    Tax Returns for all entities 

    GST Returns 

    FBT Returns 

         Company Annual Return and any other Companies Office requirements 

    Company Annual General Meeting minute 

    Department of Statistics Returns 

    Other - please list separately 

On the basis of information you provide, we will compile accounts in accordance with Service Engagement Standard 

No.2 Compilation of Financial Information (SES-2) issued by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

eden@cathomas.co.nz   Phone 09 309 8209   Fax 09 309 0314   Level 8, 44 Wellesley Street, Auckland CBD   PO Box 6028, Wellesley Street, Auckland   www.cathomas.co.nz

TAX ASSESSMENTS

Our address is used by the Inland Revenue Department for service of notices and we are responsible for checking tax 

assessments.  We shall also endeavour to advise the amounts and due dates of tax instalments, however the 

responsibility for paying the correct tax and paying on time rests with the taxpayer and not us as agent.  Any penalties 

or interest arising from lateness, errors, wrong estimates or for any other reason are payable by you as the taxpayer. 

We shall give you every assistance in meeting your obligations but any advice on payments, and/or reminder letters 

received from us, should be reviewed by yourself to check that the payment proposed appears reasonable and the 

date of payment is correct.

PRIVACY ACT

You hereby agree to allow us to pass information to and receive information from the Inland Revenue Department 

and any other agency that we have a statutory obligation to.  You also agree to allow us to pass on any information 

required to allow a third party to collect debts outstanding to us.

DIRECTORS

We will endeavour to give Directors every assistance in making decisions but you must understand that all decisions 

relating to the Company ultimately rest with the Directors.  Any advice we give shall not be construed as making 

decisions on your behalf and at no stage do we assume the role of Directors in your company.

DURATION

The arrangements outlined in this form will continue in effect from year to year unless we agree to change them.

DISCLAIMER

We will provide a disclaimer to be attached to the financial statements. A copy of the standard wording may be 

obtained from us or our website www.cathomas.co.nz. Our compilation services will not result in the expression of an 

audit or review opinion or provide any other form of assurance on the financial statements. Independence is not a 

requirement for a compilation engagement. If we are aware that we are not independent, this fact will be stated in our 

report.

FEES & PAYMENT TERMS

Our fees, other than fixed fees, are normally based on hours worked charged at rates appropriate to the work 

performed and the levels of expertise required. Where the engagement is for a company you hereby agree to 

personally guarantee payment of the accounting fees. Payment terms are 20 days from the date the invoice was 

issued. The due date will be indicated on your invoice. 

ACCEPTANCE

If you have any questions about the contents of this engagement form please contact us.  If the services outlined are 

in accordance with your requirements and if the above terms are acceptable to you, please sign this from in the space 

provided below and return it to us.

I accept responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information supplied above which is to be used in the 

preparation of my financial statements.  You are not to complete an audit, nor do I wish you to undertake a detailed 

review of my affairs.  I understand that  you are unable to provide any assurance on my financial statements and that 

you accept no liability for the accuracy and completeness of the information supplied by me and that the financial 

statements will be prepared at my request and for my purposes only and that you will not be liable for any losses, 

claims or demands by any third person.