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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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Prodigy Hair Industry cuts tax stress

Prodigy Hair Industry cuts tax stress 1920 1282 Lee Stace

Krystle Walker from Prodigy Hair Industry loves cutting and styling hair. She does not love provisional tax. That’s why she utilises the service of TMNZ. They cut away the stress this causes her so she can focus on running and improving her salon.   But more on that in the coming paragraphs. First, some background…

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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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Dealing with IRD’s Christmas present

Dealing with IRD’s Christmas present 1200 630 Lee Stace

Where is IRD’s Christmas spirit? It’s a question many business owners often find themselves asking in December. The reason this thought occupies space in their minds is simple. On 15 January, IRD expects many to pay their second instalment of provisional tax for the 2018-19 income year. They also gleefully await a GST payment. Now…

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Future of Tax Symposium: Sir Michael Cullen

TMNZ promotes broader tax thinking via Tax Policy Charitable Trust

TMNZ promotes broader tax thinking via Tax Policy Charitable Trust 1200 630 Lee Stace

TMNZ was proud to support a Tax Policy Charitable Trust event which allowed those working in tax to present and discuss the Tax Working Group’s interim report. The Future of Tax Symposium recently took place in association with Auckland University and Victoria University of Wellington. TWG chairman Sir Michael Cullen was there to give the…

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Paying provisional tax: The ONE thing you must know

Paying provisional tax: The ONE thing you must know

Paying provisional tax: The ONE thing you must know 1200 630 Lee Stace

Many a business owner is familiar with paying provisional tax. And the reason they are familiar with it is because they do not like paying it. There are myriad reasons why. But perhaps the biggest issue of paying provisional tax is the inflexibility of IRD. They want you to pay on the dates they set.…

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New TMNZ Reports now live

New TMNZ Reports now live 650 351 Lee Stace

 We are happy to announce our new, simple-to-use TMNZ Reports are available on your dashboard to view and export. This means you can now easily see all relevant information relating to TMNZ payments and transactions made by taxpayers you manage in one place. Reports are an area we have been working hard to improve…

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Tax Finance: An alternative funding source

Tax Finance: An alternative funding source 1200 630 Lee Stace

Growing a business is hard yakka. More specifically, it costs money. And therein lies a problem for many small business owners: Cashflow. In fact, it’s not a problem. It’s a major problem. According to Xero’s Small Business Insights data for June, less than half of those who took the survey have positive cashflow. Less than…

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