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IRD system issues affecting tax pooling 1200 630 Lee Stace

IRD system issues affecting tax pooling

IRD is working to resolve the problem of its system incorrectly sending grace period letters to taxpayers flagged as using tax pooling. However, they have fixed the issue which was seeing someone’s GST refund being automatically applied to their provisional tax. Here’s what you need to know about both problems. Plus, we also highlight some…

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Webinars to get businesses geared up for the post-COVID-19 environment 1344 639 Denise Pimentel

Webinars to get businesses geared up for the post-COVID-19 environment

From May until October this year, TMNZ will offer a new webinar that focuses on a different topic that is sure to provide value in a post-COVID-19 environment. Whether you are a business owner or tax agent or curious to know what the future will look like, be sure to come along and invite your…

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IRD adjusts UOMI rates 1200 630 Lee Stace

IRD adjusts UOMI rates

Someone will now pay the taxman less interest (UOMI) if they underpay their tax – but literally receive nowt if they overpay. That’s the key takeaway after IRD announced it is adjusting its UOMI rates today. They are lowering the interest they charge for underpaid tax from 8.35 percent to seven percent. IRD’s credit interest…

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UOMI remission guidance: IRD overlooks provisional tax scenario 1344 814 Lee Stace

UOMI remission guidance: IRD overlooks provisional tax scenario

Question: What is the amount on which IRD will remit interest (UOMI) at the date of the final provisional tax instalment if someone outside of safe harbour is unable to pay on time due to COVID-19? The answer: We cannot say for certain as this is a scenario IRD has yet to address in its…

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COVID-19: How tax pooling can still help taxpayers 1344 908 Lee Stace

COVID-19: How tax pooling can still help taxpayers

IRD may be taking a more flexible approach in terms of its interest (UOMI) remission for taxpayers grappling with the financial impact of COVID-19 – but any request for relief will still be at its discretion and on its terms. As such, an IRD-approved tax pooling provider such as Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) can assist…

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COVID-19: Clarification around UOMI remission for 2019 terminal tax 1200 630 Lee Stace

COVID-19: Clarification around UOMI remission for 2019 terminal tax

IRD will only remit interest (UOMI) for terminal tax after 7 April 2020 if a taxpayer was unable to make this payment on time due to COVID-19. It means anyone who is accruing UOMI on unpaid tax from the date of their final provisional tax instalment – or earlier dates, for that matter – for…

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Harrison Grierson mitigates provisional tax risk 1200 630 Lee Stace

Harrison Grierson mitigates provisional tax risk

For Matthew Fleming, provisional tax is risky business as it requires a degree of crystal-ball gazing and guesswork. However, he chooses to mitigate that risk by depositing these payments into Tax Management NZ’s tax pool account. It’s a “no-brainer” because it gives him a better return if he overpays provisional tax and reduces his interest…

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Coffee with Tsarina at Shore Accounting Solutions 1200 630 Lee Stace

Coffee with Tsarina at Shore Accounting Solutions

Tax pooling is part of the strategy Shore Accounting Solutions employs to assist businesses with managing cashflow and provisional tax payments. Tsarina Dellow (pictured above) is a chartered accountant at the two-person firm in Amberley, 45 minutes north of Christchurch. She says paying provisional tax on dates IRD prescribes can be hard on small- and…

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COVID-19: Additional tax relief announced 1200 630 Lee Stace

COVID-19: Additional tax relief announced

IRD will have the flexibility to change statutory tax deadlines as part of new measures announced to provide relief for taxpayers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plans are also afoot to introduce a temporary tax loss carry-back scheme and relax the tax loss continuity rules. Today’s announcement by the Government recognises taxpayers require more assistance during…

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

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

Update as at 14 April 2020 after IRD clarified its position following the publication of this article Someone who is struggling to pay tax on time due to COVID-19 will have to engage with IRD and agree to the terms of a payment plan if they want to receive a remission of interest (UOMI). Given…

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