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Dealing with IRD’s Christmas present

Dealing with IRD’s Christmas present 1200 630 Lee Stace

Where is IRD’s Christmas spirit? It’s a question many business owners often find themselves asking in December. The reason this thought occupies space in their minds is simple. On 15 January, IRD expects many to pay their second instalment of provisional tax for the 2018-19 income year. They also gleefully await a GST payment. Now…

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Paying provisional tax: The ONE thing you must know

Paying provisional tax: The ONE thing you must know

Paying provisional tax: The ONE thing you must know 1200 630 Lee Stace

Many a business owner is familiar with paying provisional tax. And the reason they are familiar with it is because they do not like paying it. There are myriad reasons why. But perhaps the biggest issue of paying provisional tax is the inflexibility of IRD. They want you to pay on the dates they set.…

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Tax Finance: An alternative funding source

Tax Finance: An alternative funding source 1200 630 Lee Stace

Growing a business is hard yakka. More specifically, it costs money. And therein lies a problem for many small business owners: Cashflow. In fact, it’s not a problem. It’s a major problem. According to Xero’s Small Business Insights data for June, less than half of those who took the survey have positive cashflow. Less than…

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Setting up a 2018-19 income year payment plan with Flexitax

Setting up a 2018-19 income year payment plan with Flexitax 1200 630 Lee Stace

Many of your clients will pay their first instalment of provisional tax for the 2018-19 income year on 28 August. As such, now’s an opportune time to mention Flexitax as you discuss tax planning and cashflow management with them. We recommend using this to set up a provisional tax payment plan for the 2018-19 income…

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Late payments from clients don’t have to impact cashflow

Late payments from clients don’t have to impact cashflow 765 450 Lee Stace

Peter and Heather Wavish, owners of Specialist Glass Cleaning and Protection Late payments from clients can affect cashflow and make it difficult to satisfy other obligations. It’s something Heather and Peter Wavish, owners of Specialist Glass Cleaning and Protection, know well. Hence they turn to Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) to mitigate the ramifications this has…

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Paying income tax when it suits business cashflow

Paying income tax when it suits business cashflow Lee Stace

Job done! John Dale (left) working with Xpress Trailers of Silverdale on its revolutionary electro-hydraulic tip trailer. Photo: Supplied. We speak to Battery Technology New Zealand to find out how TMNZ provides it with the flexibility to align provisional tax payments to its cashflow cycles. Seasonal cashflow can make income tax payments difficult for businesses, but…

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Provisional tax reminder letters

Provisional tax reminder letters Lee Stace

We have a provisional tax reminder template which you may find useful, as it references the ability for your clients to use tax pooling to defer upcoming provisional tax payments to a time which suits them. This might be of interest to those clients who are experiencing cashflow constraints ahead of their first instalment of…

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Avoid a cashflow problem in the New Year

Avoid a cashflow problem in the New Year Lee Stace

Here’s how you can delay paying 15 January provisional tax to free up working capital at a time of year when businesses are likely to need it most. The early part of the New Year can be a challenging time for small and medium sized businesses. Results from a poll conducted by the Employers and…

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A way to solve Christmas cashflow issues

A way to solve Christmas cashflow issues Lee Stace

The period after Christmas can be tough for many small and medium sized businesses. According to more than half the respondents to a poll conducted by the Employers and Manufacturers Association, January to March is when they tend to experience cashflow constraints. It’s hardly surprising, really. The period after Christmas is traditionally slow business-wise. Consumers…

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Expand your business using provisional tax

Expand your business using provisional tax Lee Stace

Provisional tax payments are inevitable and can force any small or medium sized business owners to place plans to expand or reinvest on the backburner. However, Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) has a solution that enables them to manage cashflow better by making an arrangement to pay their tax later. Any owner with cashflow issues should…

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