Accountants

Three tax pooling solutions for businesses impacted by COVID-19

Three tax pooling solutions for businesses impacted by COVID-19 1200 630 Lee Stace

IRD has announced a suite of tax relief measures during COVID-19 to help struggling businesses. However, a tax pooling provider such as Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) offers some solutions of its own for those wishing to manage cashflow, facing uncertainty about their profitability or needing access to funds during this difficult economic time: Provisional tax…

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Standard uplift method: Things accountants should know

Standard uplift method: Things accountants should know 1200 630 Lee Stace

Need a refresher on standard uplift and how the rules around this provisional tax calculation method work? Don’t worry – we’ve got your back. Below are some of the important things an accountant should know. It has been put together based on the queries we are receiving in the lead up to the 28 August…

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Increased provisional tax threshold: Legislative application

Increased provisional tax threshold: Legislative application 765 450 Lee Stace

The rules that determine whether someone must pay provisional tax are still the same in terms of how IRD applies them. However, what’s not the same for the 2021 and future tax years is the point at which they are applicable to a taxpayer. That’s the important thing to remember if you’re struggling to wrap…

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Anti-money laundering requirements and tax pooling

Anti-money laundering requirements and tax pooling 1344 820 Lee Stace

Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) must now conduct a limited form of customer due diligence on all clients as part of recent changes to anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. As such, we will be collecting information about the taxpayers using our service and asking anyone acting on their behalf to supply some basic personal details. We also…

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COVID-19 provisional tax interest remission: What you need to know

COVID-19 provisional tax interest remission: What you need to know 1200 630 Lee Stace

Updated 11 August 2020 Small- and medium-sized taxpayers may no longer have to pay interest if they underpay provisional tax as a result of miscalculating the impact COVID-19 has on their profitability for the 2020-21 income year. However, while this concession is a major boon ahead of the 28 August 2020 payment date for those…

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GST ratio timeframe extended

GST ratio timeframe extended 1200 630 Lee Stace

IRD has extended the timeframe for taxpayers to elect to use the GST ratio method in the wake of COVID-19. They now have until 19 August 2020 or the day before the start of their 2020-21 income year, depending on which is later, to opt in. Normally someone who is eligible to calculate their provisional…

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Deadline approaching for non-COVID-19 taxpayers

Deadline approaching for non-COVID-19 taxpayers 1200 630 Lee Stace

Options in the marketplace are available to help those NOT affected by COVID-19 pay their TMNZ arrangement for the 2019 tax year within the required legislative timeframe. We are mentioning this as we know there will be taxpayers short on cash right now who unfortunately won’t meet the criteria to receive the deadline extension announced…

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COVID-19: IRD extends tax pooling deadline

COVID-19: IRD extends tax pooling deadline 1200 630 Lee Stace

Updated 19 June 2020 Anyone impacted by COVID-19 will have 365 days after their terminal tax date to settle 2019 income tax arrangements with TMNZ, subject to meeting certain criteria. IRD has used its new discretionary powers in s6I Tax Administration Act 1994 to extend the legislative deadline after recognising the cashflow difficulties some taxpayers…

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How filing late and losing EOT impacts provisional tax payments

How filing late and losing EOT impacts provisional tax payments 1200 630 Lee Stace

Losing extension of time (EOT) due to filing income tax returns late means someone can only use 105 percent of the previous year’s residual income tax (RIT) when calculating their provisional tax payments. That’s because if a taxpayer fails to provide their returns(s) on time, IRD’s system defaults to using the date by which they…

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Tax loss carry-back scheme: Important considerations

Tax loss carry-back scheme: Important considerations 1200 630 Lee Stace

Standard imputation (ICA), ownership continuity and grouping rules still apply under the new tax loss carry-back scheme, while anyone who overestimates their loss will face IRD interest (UOMI) from the date of their first provisional tax instalment for the previous year. Moreover, company profits already paid out via shareholder-employee salaries or dividends are unable to…

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