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AIM and tax pooling

AIM and tax pooling 1344 897 Lee Stace

Legislation prevents taxpayers from using tax pooling to pay AIM provisional tax instalments. We are issuing this reminder as IRD notifies us they are seeing several tax pooling transactions for these types of payments. Section RP17B (2)(a) Income Tax Act 2007 says an amount held in a tax pooling account on behalf of a taxpayer…

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TMNZ’s submission on Taxation (Kiwisaver, Student Loans, and Remedial Matters) Bill

TMNZ’s submission on Taxation (Kiwisaver, Student Loans, and Remedial Matters) Bill 1344 706 Lee Stace

TMNZ supports all but one of the proposed provisional tax amendments in the Taxation (Kiwisaver, Student Loans, and Remedial Matters) Bill. We made a submission on the Bill last week after receiving feedback from clients. In it, we share our thoughts on the following proposed amendments to provisional tax: Eliminating the requirement to estimate at…

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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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Walker & Co Real Estate remedy big provisional tax problem

Walker & Co Real Estate remedy big provisional tax problem 1200 630 Lee Stace

Provisional tax is not without its challenges. Marc and Lee Walker from Walker & Co Real Estate know this all too well. The husband and wife duo do not take umbrage at paying tax. No siree Bob. It’s part and parcel of being in business. And they accept it ain’t going away. But they do…

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Accounting income method: When cashflow doesn’t match accounting profit

Accounting income method: When cashflow doesn’t match accounting profit 1200 630 Lee Stace

IRD’s marketing material boasts the accounting income method (AIM) means taxpayers only pay provisional tax when they make a profit. But what it neglects to convey is what happens if an AIM user making a profit has no money in their bank account to pay tax when it is due. The answer? Bad things. IRD…

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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 – but not with TMNZ. 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 provisional tax on time from 8.22 percent…

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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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Tax Policy Scholarship Competition finalists

Tax Policy Scholarship Competition finalists 1200 801 Lee Stace

A negative income tax coupled with a flat tax rate for individuals and the creation of a trusted taxpayer regime. These are among the ideas judges will hear as part of the Tax Policy Scholarship Competition. A tax on biogenic methane emissions and freshwater as well as reforming the R&D tax credit regime are the…

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