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Updated government tax policy work programme 2019-20

POSTED BY admin ON THE September 30th, 2019

In August this year, the government released an updated tax policy work programme for 2019-2020. The updated version is aimed to encourage productive investment and maintain the quality and efficiency of the tax system. Some of the key workstreams covered in the programme include: Land:The current land protocols will be reviewed in an aim to […]

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Changes to IRD interest rates

POSTED BY admin ON THE September 3rd, 2019

From 29 August 2019, the interest IRD charges when tax is unpaid or underpaid is increasing from 8.22% to 8.35%. This is often referred to as use of money interest (UOMI) AND applies to most tax obligations such as income tax, PAYE, FBT, withholding taxes and GST. The new rate comes as part of the […]

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Simplifying provisional tax for small businesses

POSTED BY admin ON THE August 6th, 2019

Inland Revenue is making provisional tax simpler for New Zealand small businesses through the Accounting Income Method (AIM). Now in its second year, AIM allows business owners to pay a tax bill only when they’re making a profit. Under the previous rules of provisional tax, payments must be made three times a year and in […]

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What to know about the IRD’s new automatic tax assessments

POSTED BY admin ON THE July 8th, 2019

From 20 May 2019, Inland Revenue has begun to automatically assess the 2019 tax position for over 380,000 tax-paying individuals. These assessments are a part of the IRD’s business transformation program, which aims to modernise and streamline the process of New Zealand’s tax system. These new assessments will finalise the end-of-year information for the annual […]

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What businesses need to know about the new R&D Tax Incentive

POSTED BY admin ON THE June 11th, 2019

The Taxation (Research and Development Tax Credits) Act 2019 has received the Royal Assent, and was passed into law on 7 May 2019. The R&D Tax Incentive will apply to eligible R&D activities conducted by businesses from the 2019/20 income year. Here is what eligible businesses need to know about the recent legislation. The aim […]

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Calculating your provisional tax

POSTED BY admin ON THE May 10th, 2019

For business owners or those who are self-employed, your income tax is paid in several instalments instead of a lump sum at the end of the year. This is referred to as provisional tax. Provisional tax must be paid for individuals who owed more than $2,500 of tax at the end of the year for […]

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Secondary tax changes

POSTED BY admin ON THE March 25th, 2019

The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2018-19, Modernising Tax Administration, and Remedial Matters) Bill passed its third reading on 13 March and will now come into effect on 1 April. The bill amends incorrect secondary tax codes, relieving workers with more than one job who have previously been paying too much tax annually. The IRD will […]

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Payday filing

POSTED BY admin ON THE March 1st, 2019

Payday filing is a new method of submitting and processing employment information to the IRD, meaning you will have to file more information and more frequently. This process will be implemented on 1 April. This system allows software providers to send employment information and changes to employees’ details to the IRD each pay cycle instead […]

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E-commerce and income tax

POSTED BY admin ON THE January 31st, 2019

In 2015, New Zealanders spent an estimated $3.5 billion in goods and $1.2 billion in services online. With the growth of online shopping, rates having increased considerably year by year. How does tapping into the digital economy affect how you manage your business’ taxes? Double Taxation:As a considerable number of online businesses undertake trade overseas, […]

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Heavy fines for lack of employment records

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 7th, 2018

Employers must keep complete and accurate records of their employees to avoid severe fines. Remain compliant with the Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Holidays Act 2003 and follow the checklist given below. As an employer you must: Be able to show you have paid your employees all minimum employment entitlements like the minimum wage […]

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