Halo Consulting uses an online time-entry system called FlexiTime. Please view the relevant Instructions using the below links and if you have further questions please contact your Halo representative
From 1 April 2017 a new group of contractors come within the schedular payment rules. Tax must be deducted by Halo from all payments made to contractors, on or after 1 April 2017 unless you have a certificate of exemption. This applies no matter what entity type you are contracting under, eg, individual, partnership, company. All Halo contractors need to complete the IR330C form or provide a certificate of exemption.
Halo Consulting requires all its contractors to have Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance to indemnify themselves from any problems that may arise as a result of offering their services as an independent contractor. Halo Consulting Ltd has its own cover, which provides cover to Halo Consulting Ltd for claims arising out of the actions of our contractors. However, this policy does not provide any cover for independent contractors so you will need to ensure you have your own cover. All Contractors through Halo MUST have Insurance cover before starting assignments so if you don’t already have your own insurance (with sufficient cover limits) Halo can arrange the below options: Pay As You Go (PAYG) Insurance option (Available for IT Contractors only) - charged at $1.00 + GST per hour or $8 per day + GST If you aren't interested in an annual policy; or are unsure where your next contract will come from; and don't want the burden of paying for an annual insurance policy then Halo can arrange PAYG insurance. If you're after piece of mind, our PAYG option will cover you for 6 years after you terminate the policy under Halo Consulting’s insurance. Professional Indemnity (PI) and Public Liability (PL) cover amounts will reflect client requirements and range from $2,000,000 - $5,000,000 per claim. Annual Cover Insurance options IT Annual Cover PI & PL $2,000,000 (per claim) $4,000,000 (annually) - charged at around $480 + GST pa PI & PL $5,000,000 (per claim) $10,000,000 (annually) - charged at around $630 + GST pa General Cover (non IT) PI & PL $2,000,000 (per claim) $4,000,000 (annually) - charged at around $555 + GST pa PI & PL $5,000,000 (per claim) $10,000,000 (annually) - charged at around $970 + GST pa Annual policies will cover you for approximately 12 months, however your cover will end as soon as the policy lapses. Please check with your Halo contact for confirmation around the limits of cover required for your contract. Halo require a minimum PI & PL cover limit of $2,000,000 per claim however some clients require $5,000,000 so we'd advise getting confirmation before proceeding to arrange your own cover.Insurance cover is provided by i2i Brokers Ltd and underwritten by Dual New Zealand Ltd. DUAL derives strength from its association with Lloyd's of London. DUAL New Zealand underwrites exclusively on behalf of certain Underwriters at Lloyd's. Since the late seventeenth century, the name Lloyd’s has been synonymous with insurance and many of the world’s leading underwriters are based at Lloyd’s. Lloyd’s is proud to be a member of the Insurance Council of New Zealand, and strives to comply with the agreement they have made under the General Insurance Code of Practice. Lloyd's has strong financial security with the following Financial Strength Ratings: A (Excellent) A.M Best, A+ (Strong) Standard and Poors and AA- (Very Strong) Fitch.
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