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COVID-19 update: Devil in the detail with UOMI remission

COVID-19 update: Devil in the detail with UOMI remission 1344 756 Lee Stace

Someone who is struggling to pay tax on time due to COVID-19 will have to jump through financial hoops and agree to the terms of an IRD payment plan if they want to receive a remission of interest (UOMI). Given that, they might find setting up a Flexitax® arrangement with TMNZ much easier. But more…

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Small provisional tax changes have big consequences

Small provisional tax changes have big consequences 1200 630 Lee Stace

A standard uplift taxpayer who files an estimate at any time will now be treated as using the estimation method for that entire tax year – meaning IRD interest will accrue from date of their first instalment if the provisional tax they have paid is not enough to satisfy their residual income tax (RIT) liability.…

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Latest updates + insights on COVID-19 UOMI concession

Latest updates + insights on COVID-19 UOMI concession 1344 706 Lee Stace

Taxpayers physically unable to pay their tax on time due to COVID-19 can also apply to have IRD interest (UOMI) remitted. The COVID-19 Response (Taxation and Social Assistance Urgent Measures) Bill – which contains several other tax measures – was passed through all its stages under urgency in Parliament yesterday. The commentary for the Bill…

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Coronavirus update: IRD to waive UOMI on late tax

Coronavirus update: IRD to waive UOMI on late tax 1200 630 Lee Stace

IRD will have the power to wipe interest (UOMI) if those significantly impacted by coronavirus cannot pay their tax on time. The provisional tax threshold will also increase from $2500 to $5000. The changes were announced by Minster of Finance Grant Robertson as part of the Government’s fiscal and economic response package to coronavirus. A…

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New permission levels for dashboard users

New permission levels for dashboard users 1024 683 Lloyd Evaroa

TMNZ now offers a read-only view of our dashboard that allows users to look at arrangements and tax balances without fear of mistakenly changing anything important. A member of a tax firm or a taxpayer can view quotes, transactions and balances as part of this new permission functionality. But more importantly, users with this type…

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Coffee with Bernice at BLO Consulting

Coffee with Bernice at BLO Consulting 1200 630 Jade Robertson

Tax is not the only thing business owners focus on, says Bernice Lo from BLO Consulting. She knows how they think. After all, she started her accountancy practice in 2007. Today, it is a thriving team of seven with another team overseas, making them available 24 hours a day during the work week. Their clientele…

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Standard uplift: When 105 percent uplift payments are less than 110 percent payments

Standard uplift: When 105 percent uplift payments are less than 110 percent payments 1200 630 Lee Stace

IRD will sometimes apply the 105 percent standard uplift calculation (CY-1) retrospectively when determining what’s due and payable at each provisional tax instalment. This happens in situations where CY-1 payments turn out to be less than 110 percent uplift payments (CY-2). When this is the case, IRD’s system will automatically overwrite the CY-2 calculation once…

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Safe harbour tolerance being introduced

Safe harbour tolerance being introduced 1344 706 Lee Stace

A legislative amendment will allow taxpayers to remain in safe harbour if they underpay their provisional tax instalments by $20.   Smaller taxpayers using the standard uplift method to calculate their payments have been losing the ability to take advantage of the interest concession provided by this rule when they underpay by small amounts. When…

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Four reasons why accountants should consider tax pooling

Four reasons why accountants should consider tax pooling 1200 630 Jade Robertson

Meet Andy. He is a builder who has run his own business for almost three years, with the current year reflecting he will make a substantial profit. He gets paid well and is smart enough to set aside the tax he owes with every cheque. However, the clients he is working for do not always…

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Coffee with Maria from The Tax Lady

Coffee with Maria from The Tax Lady 1200 630 Jade Robertson

“Why would IRD allow you to do this?” This is the reaction of some of Maria Anderson’s clients when they hear about how tax pooling can help with provisional tax payments for the first time. Maria is one of the Directors at The Tax Lady in Upper Hutt, north of Wellington. Their clients range from…

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