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Tax Finance: An alternative funding source 1200 630 Lee Stace

Tax Finance: An alternative funding source

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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IRD audit – how to survive one 1200 630 Lee Stace

IRD audit – how to survive one

IRD audit activity is ramping up. It is monitoring tradies and those operating restaurants, bars, cafes and takeaways closely. After all, it’s noticing a high level of non-compliance by some working in the construction and hospitality sectors. They include business owners who are not declaring part or in some cases all of the income they…

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Setting up a 2018-19 income year payment plan with Flexitax 1200 630 Lee Stace

Setting up a 2018-19 income year payment plan with Flexitax

Many of your clients will pay their first instalment of provisional tax for the 2018-19 income year on 28 August. As such, now’s an opportune time to mention Flexitax as you discuss tax planning and cashflow management with them. We recommend using this to set up a provisional tax payment plan for the 2018-19 income…

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Tips for paying 28 August provisional tax 1200 630 Lee Stace

Tips for paying 28 August provisional tax

Are you due to pay 28 August provisional tax? For many businesses, this will be their first instalment of provisional tax for the 2018-19 income year. It’s important to stump up what you owe on this date. IRD won’t hesitate in charging steep interest of 8.22 percent and late payment penalties if you don’t. Below…

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IRD payment plan alternative 1200 800 Lee Stace

IRD payment plan alternative

Barbers and Merchants owner Josh Monaghan has a message for provisional taxpayers contemplating entering an IRD payment plan: There’s a better option. It’s Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) – and it’s who he turns to when needing more time to pay his provisional tax. Like many small businesses owners, managing Barbers and Merchants’ cashflow can be…

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Accounting income method: Pros and cons 765 450 Lee Stace

Accounting income method: Pros and cons

The accounting income method (AIM) is certainly generating plenty of chatter among small business owners. Last month, we provided a detailed analysis on IRD’s new provisional tax payment method that was, er, aimed (forgive the pun) at accountants. Below we offer a simplified list of the pros and cons of AIM. These are the things…

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Late payments from clients don’t have to impact cashflow 765 450 Lee Stace

Late payments from clients don’t have to impact cashflow

Peter and Heather Wavish, owners of Specialist Glass Cleaning and Protection Late payments from clients can affect cashflow and make it difficult to satisfy other obligations. It’s something Heather and Peter Wavish, owners of Specialist Glass Cleaning and Protection, know well. Hence they turn to Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) to mitigate the ramifications this has…

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2017 income tax deadlines looming 765 450 Lee Stace

2017 income tax deadlines looming

Deadlines to pay 2017 income tax through TMNZ are fast approaching. We understand some clients might not be able to pay by then. However, there are options you may wish to consider if cashflow constraints will prevent you from settling your Flexitax or Tax Finance arrangements within the required timeframe. TMNZ deadlines – when must…

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What IRD isn’t saying about AIM 7360 4330 Lee Stace

What IRD isn’t saying about AIM

The accounting income method – AIM – will be available to businesses to calculate their provisional tax payments using approved accounting software from 1 April. The concept is simple: Those with turnover of less than $5 million will make provisional tax payments when they earn their income, based on accounting profit. Inland Revenue (IRD) has…

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The results – 2017 TMNZ charitable giving 1920 1907 Lloyd Evaroa

The results – 2017 TMNZ charitable giving

Nearly 2500 Facebook users have helped Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) decide how we will donate $20,000 to charity this Christmas. Each year, we get into the festive spirit by giving money to charitable organisations to acknowledge the good work they do in the community. KidsCan, Mental Health Foundation, Forest & Bird, Tearfund and Rhema Media…

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