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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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Small provisional tax changes have big consequences 1200 630 Lee Stace

Small provisional tax changes have big consequences

A standard uplift taxpayer who files an estimate at any time will now be treated as using the estimation method for that entire tax year – meaning IRD interest will accrue from date of their first instalment if the provisional tax they have paid is not enough to satisfy their residual income tax (RIT) liability.…

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Latest updates + insights on COVID-19 UOMI concession 1344 706 Lee Stace

Latest updates + insights on COVID-19 UOMI concession

Taxpayers physically unable to pay their tax on time due to COVID-19 can also apply to have IRD interest (UOMI) remitted. The COVID-19 Response (Taxation and Social Assistance Urgent Measures) Bill – which contains several other tax measures – was passed through all its stages under urgency in Parliament yesterday. The commentary for the Bill…

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COVID-19 update: IRD to waive UOMI on late tax 1200 630 Lee Stace

COVID-19 update: IRD to waive UOMI on late tax

IRD will have the power to wipe interest (UOMI) if those significantly impacted by COVID-19 cannot pay their tax on time. The provisional tax threshold will also increase from $2500 to $5000. The changes were announced by Minster of Finance Grant Robertson as part of the Government’s fiscal and economic response package to COVID-19. A…

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New permission levels for dashboard users

TMNZ now offers a read-only view of our dashboard that allows users to look at arrangements and tax balances without fear of mistakenly changing anything important. A member of a tax firm or a taxpayer can view quotes, transactions and balances as part of this new permission functionality. But more importantly, users with this type…

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Discounted interest rate of 3.95 percent for forestry and tourism 1200 630 Lee Stace

Discounted interest rate of 3.95 percent for forestry and tourism

TMNZ is offering a special rate of 3.95 percent for cash-strapped businesses in the forestry and tourism industries who require more time to pay income tax due to coronavirus. The offer applies for 2020 provisional tax, as well as terminal tax payments relating to the 2019 tax year. We know that paying provisional or terminal…

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Provisional tax relief during tough times 1200 630 Lee Stace

Provisional tax relief during tough times

As businesses look to conserve cash in response to drought, flooding or coronavirus, there’s an IRD-approved way to defer payment of their 2020 provisional tax until June next year. Tax pooling lets taxpayers pay provisional tax at a time that suits their business, without facing interest and late payment penalties from the taxman. Why might…

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Coffee with Bernice at BLO Consulting 1200 630 Jade Robertson

Coffee with Bernice at BLO Consulting

Tax is not the only thing business owners focus on, says Bernice Lo from BLO Consulting. She knows how they think. After all, she started her accountancy practice in 2007. Today, it is a thriving team of seven with another team overseas, making them available 24 hours a day during the work week. Their clientele…

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