IRD interest

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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…

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Remember tax pooling as IRD audit activity increases

Remember tax pooling as IRD audit activity increases 1200 630 Lee Stace

IRD ramping up its investigation activity by targeting businesses under-reporting cash sales or paying staff under the table is an opportune time to remind taxpayers that tax pooling can assist with audits or voluntary disclosures. The hidden economy is estimated to be worth close to $1 billion. That’s why IRD is cracking down on cash…

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Uplift payments required for safe harbour eligibility

Uplift payments required for safe harbour eligibility 1200 630 Lee Stace

Provisional taxpayers cannot use the safe harbour provision if they fail to make their standard uplift payments on time and in full. However, tax pooling can fix this. Safe harbour – what it is and the criteria Safe harbour is a concession whereby IRD will not charge interest between a taxpayer’s final provisional tax instalment…

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Failing to pay cents costing thousands in IRD interest

Failing to pay cents costing thousands in IRD interest 1344 820 Lee Stace

**Update on 19 December 2019** IRD are fixing this issue and introducing a $20 threshold so taxpayers aren’t thrown out of safe harbour and charged use-of-money interest if they short pay provisional tax by a few cents. They are in the process of fixing up accounts that were charged in these situations. Original article published…

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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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Cashflow survival: Dealing with terminal, provisional tax

Cashflow survival: Dealing with terminal, provisional tax 1200 630 Lee Stace

The months of April and May can really tax your cashflow. Let me explain. On 7 April, IRD expects you to pay terminal tax for the 2018 income year. Terminal tax means a taxpayer did not pay enough provisional tax for the previous year. As such, they need to square up the difference. To make…

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Coffee with Paul at Bona Fide Accounting

Coffee with Paul at Bona Fide Accounting 1200 630 Jade Robertson

“I would definitely recommend TMNZ to other clients. It’s been a great benefit to many of our clients and it gives them an opportunity to save on late payment penalties and [IRD] interest when paying their taxes.” Paul Donnell is the Director at Bona Fide Accounting. He has 40 years experience and within the last…

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Tax tip: Coming up to your third provisional tax date and had a better financial year than expected?

Tax tip: Coming up to your third provisional tax date and had a better financial year than expected? Lee Stace

If you have had a better-than-expected year and are considering paying extra income tax at your final provisional tax date (P3) to compensate for earlier underpayments, Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) has an alternative method that will further reduce your exposure to IRD interest. We recommend you pay your estimated liability at P3 and purchase the…

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