Businesses

Image: Taxation (Kiwsaver, Student Loans, and Remedial Matters) Bill

Bill containing COVID-19 UOMI concession enacted

Bill containing COVID-19 UOMI concession enacted 1344 706 Lee Stace

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…

read more

Latest updates + insights on COVID-19 UOMI concession

Latest updates + insights on COVID-19 UOMI concession 1200 630 Lee Stace

TMNZ met with officials from IRD yesterday to find out more details on how the interest (UOMI) concession they’re offering taxpayers who cannot pay their tax on time due to coronavirus will work. Below is a breakdown of what they said. Terminal tax payments This concession is not available for terminal tax payments relating to…

read more
Image: Queenstown

Discounted interest rate of 3.95 percent for forestry and tourism

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

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…

read more

Provisional tax relief during tough times

Provisional tax relief during tough times 1200 630 Lee Stace

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…

read more

Coffee with Bernice at BLO Consulting

Coffee with Bernice at BLO Consulting 1200 630 Jade Robertson

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…

read more

Jucy Rentals Group say good bye to provisional tax stress

Jucy Rentals Group say good bye to provisional tax stress 1200 630 Jade Robertson

They say you can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs. In this context, a company cannot grow without taking some risks or investing in their business. Jucy Rentals Group’s day-to-day operations highly depend on cash in the bank. It faces a unique challenge when it comes to paying provisional tax. They have to account…

read more

Four reasons why accountants should consider tax pooling

Four reasons why accountants should consider tax pooling 1200 630 Jade Robertson

Meet Andy. He is a builder who has run his own business for almost three years, with the current year reflecting he will make a substantial profit. He gets paid well and is smart enough to set aside the tax he owes with every cheque. However, the clients he is working for do not always…

read more

Coffee with Maria from The Tax Lady

Coffee with Maria from The Tax Lady 1200 630 Jade Robertson

“Why would IRD allow you to do this?” This is the reaction of some of Maria Anderson’s clients when they hear about how tax pooling can help with provisional tax payments for the first time. Maria is one of the Directors at The Tax Lady in Upper Hutt, north of Wellington. Their clients range from…

read more
Image: 15 January provisional tax

Don’t let 15 January provisional tax cause stress

Don’t let 15 January provisional tax cause stress 1200 630 Lee Stace

Paying 15 January provisional tax can be stressful and a pain in the derrière for many businesses – but it doesn’t have to be. There is an IRD-approved service that allows taxpayers to make this payment when it suits them. To understand why this might appeal, one must understand why 15 January provisional tax can…

read more

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…

read more
X