Businesses

How to find a great accountant: six qualities to look for

How to find a great accountant: six qualities to look for 1200 630 Jade Robertson

Thousands of independent business owners have an awful habit. While steadily pedaling up the mountain of expansion, new hires, building a great brand, and newfound social media fame, these business owners attempt to juggle their tax payments and financial accounts with their little remaining time. “We know our business best, so we’d may as well…

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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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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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Five great accounting tips for small and medium businesses

Five great accounting tips for small and medium businesses 1200 630 Jade Robertson

Getting the right small business accounting advice is vital for the success and growth of your small business. Here are five essential tips to help organise accounting for your small business. Keep a record of tax deadlines Knowing when business taxes are due throughout the financial year is crucial for the health of your small…

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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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Coffee with Ann from Q2 Accountants

Coffee with Ann from Q2 Accountants 1200 630 Jade Robertson

Have you ever wanted to sit down with an accountant and discuss topics related to business and provisional tax in depth? We were given the opportunity to do just that with Ann Cooper Smith, the Founder & Chief Executive of Q2 Accountants.If you don’t know who Ann is, she is a chartered accountant with 30…

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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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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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