coronavirus tax

Tax loss carry-back scheme: Important considerations

Tax loss carry-back scheme: Important considerations 1200 630 Lee Stace

Standard imputation (ICA), ownership continuity and grouping rules still apply under the new tax loss carry-back scheme, while anyone who overestimates their loss will face IRD interest (UOMI) from the date of their first provisional tax instalment for the previous year. Moreover, company profits already paid out via shareholder-employee salaries or dividends are unable to…

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

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

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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UOMI remission guidance: IRD overlooks provisional tax scenario

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

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

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

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

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

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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COVID-19: Additional tax relief announced

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

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

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

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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Latest updates + insights on COVID-19 UOMI concession

Latest updates + insights on COVID-19 UOMI concession 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…

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

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

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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