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COVID-19 and tax for the self-employed

POSTED BY admin ON THE June 2nd, 2020

As part of their COVID-19 response, the IRD has introduced a number of measures aimed at alleviating the financial pressure on those who are self-employed. Tailored tax rates and exemptionsSelf-employed workers who have had their income significantly affected by COVID-19 and no longer fit in their current withholding rate can apply for a tailored tax […]

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COVID-19 tax relief for businesses

POSTED BY admin ON THE May 4th, 2020

The Inland Revenue will provide all New Zealand-based businesses struggling to pay their taxes due to COVID-19 with various forms of tax relief. Here’s a breakdown of the key relief strategies applicable to your business during these tough times. Penalties and interest write-off:Businesses unable to pay their taxes on time due to financial strain caused […]

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Taking advantage of the new building depreciation deduction claims

POSTED BY admin ON THE April 2nd, 2020

As part of the New Zealand Government’s $12.1 billion emergency COVID-19 stimulus package, the Government has reintroduced building depreciation deduction claims for property owners with commercial and industrial properties. The deduction claims will be at a level of 2% a year starting in April 2020. This business relief measure will provide property owners with a […]

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IRD offers tax relief for those affected by COVID-19

POSTED BY admin ON THE March 19th, 2020

With the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) being declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, IRD has provided a tax relief guideline for paying taxes during this time. If you have been unable to pay outstanding tax due to hardship, then you may be able to set up an instalment arrangement in myIR […]

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Tax implications of selling your home

POSTED BY admin ON THE February 6th, 2020

When selling your home, there are many initial questions that will often come to mind – how much will you earn from it? Where are you going to move to? Is it ready to be put for sale? This makes it easy to forget about the tax implications that will affect you when selling your […]

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Deducting holding costs for privately used land

POSTED BY admin ON THE January 9th, 2020

Inland Revenue released a consultation document in October 2019 regarding the deductibility of holding costs for private uses. Holding costs are expenses including interest, insurance, repairs and maintenance. The document proposes three options for the treatment of holding costs for periods when land is used privately: Apportion the holding costs between private use and the […]

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Paying resident withholding tax 

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 27th, 2019

Resident withholding tax (RWT) is the tax deducted on interest paid to New Zealand tax residents on their deposit accounts. Your bank, fund manager, or a custodian deducts RWT from your interest or dividend amount before they pay you. The amount of RWT you have to pay varies for each person depending on your tax […]

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Are you eligible for the R&D Tax Incentive?

POSTED BY admin ON THE October 30th, 2019

This 2019-20 income year, the government introduced a new research and development (R&D) Tax Incentive that businesses can apply for. The government aims to encourage innovative businesses and a more productive economy by raising R&D expenditure to 2% of New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2027. The scheme offers a credit rate of 15% […]

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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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