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Failing to pay cents costing thousands in IRD interest

Failing to pay cents costing thousands in IRD interest 1344 820 Lee Stace

A $2400 IRD interest bill after underpaying an instalment of provisional tax by a mere 30 cents. This is just one example of how the programming issues within IRD’s system are currently affecting interest calculations for provisional taxpayers. IRD says it has seen cases where taxpayers have lost access to the safe harbour provision because…

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28 August provisional tax: Don’t forget IRD interest rise

28 August provisional tax: Don’t forget IRD interest rise 1200 630 Lee Stace

For many, the 28 August provisional tax instalment is the first for the 2020 tax year – and failing to pay on time will cost taxpayers more money. That’s because the interest IRD charges when tax is unpaid or underpaid is increasing from 8.22 percent to 8.35 percent. The new rate will apply the day…

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Taxation (Kiwisaver, Student Loans, and Remedial Matters) Bill: Have your say on provisional tax changes

Taxation (Kiwisaver, Student Loans, and Remedial Matters) Bill: Have your say on provisional tax changes 1200 630 Lee Stace

The Taxation (Kiwisaver, Student Loans, and Remedial Matters) Bill contains six amendments that IRD says will clarify and align provisional tax legislation with its system. The proposed amendments are: Eliminating the requirement to estimate at the final instalment date for provisional tax Clarifying the ‘lesser of’ calculation of interest for standard uplift taxpayers Clarifying the…

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IRD interest changes

IRD interest changes 1200 630 Lee Stace

The cost of getting provisional tax payments wrong is about to increase next month – but not with TMNZ. Indeed, IRD interest rates are going to change and the news is not good for taxpayers. IRD is increasing the interest it charges taxpayers if they underpay or fail to pay their tax on time from…

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Coffee with Ann from Q2 Accountants

Coffee with Ann from Q2 Accountants 1200 630 Jade Robertson

Have you ever wanted to sit down with an accountant and discuss topics related to business and provisional tax in depth? We were given the opportunity to do just that with Ann Cooper Smith, the Founder & Chief Executive of Q2 Accountants.If you don’t know who Ann is, she is a chartered accountant with 30…

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First year of trading and provisional tax

First year of trading and provisional tax 1200 630 Lee Stace

What are a taxpayer’s provisional tax obligations in their first year of trading? This is a question we receive a lot. In fact, there is certainly a lot of confusion out there. As most know, their first year of trading is not tax-free. However, when income tax is due and payable depends on a taxpayer’s…

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10 real world cases of robotic process automation (RPA) in accounting

10 real world cases of robotic process automation (RPA) in accounting 974 597 Daniel Pullen

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in Accounting The future of robotic process automation (RPA) is looking brighter and brighter, as software robots become more and more prevalent cross-industry. The Deloitte Global RPA Survey estimates not more than 5 years before near-universal RPA adoption. Accordingly, we’re taking a look today at the effects and application areas of…

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Long delays expected for tax pooling transfers

Long delays expected for tax pooling transfers 1200 630 Lee Stace

IRD is taking longer to process tax pooling transfers for the 2018 tax year. They advise they are not processing these automatically as their system is not remitting interest and late payment penalties for taxpayers using tax pooling. As such, they are flagging these accounts so their tax pooling team can edit them manually. IRD…

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2018 income tax arrangements: Options as final TMNZ deadline looms

2018 income tax arrangements: Options as final TMNZ deadline looms 1200 630 Lee Stace

The final payment date for taxpayers with a 7 April terminal tax date to pay their 2018 income tax arrangement via TMNZ is 18 June 2019. Legislation prevents TMNZ from helping beyond 75 days after a taxpayer’s terminal tax date. Unpaid Flexitax® or Tax Finance balances will incur IRD interest and late payment penalties. IRD…

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Cashflow survival: Dealing with terminal, provisional tax

Cashflow survival: Dealing with terminal, provisional tax 1200 630 Lee Stace

The months of April and May can really tax your cashflow. Let me explain. On 7 April, IRD expects you to pay terminal tax for the 2018 income year. Terminal tax means a taxpayer did not pay enough provisional tax for the previous year. As such, they need to square up the difference. To make…

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