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How to overcome the pain of tax procrastination

How to overcome the pain of tax procrastination 1200 630 Colin Kennedy

With Inland Revenue (IRD) currently charging a penalty of seven percent interest, you would think that every single business owner in New Zealand would be highly motivated to get their tax issues sorted. Why then, is tax procrastination a problem? Tax is an obligation. We have no choice but to get on top of it.…

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Accessing overpaid tax faster in uncertain times

Accessing overpaid tax faster in uncertain times 1200 630 Lee Stace

Cash is king and being able to get your mitts on it quickly in an unpredictable world where circumstances can – and do – change in an instance is priceless. Just ask the taxpayers who were able to access the provisional tax payments they had deposited in the tax pooling account of Tax Management NZ…

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Three tax pooling solutions for businesses impacted by COVID-19

Three tax pooling solutions for businesses impacted by COVID-19 1200 630 Lee Stace

IRD has announced a suite of tax relief measures during COVID-19 to help struggling businesses. However, a tax pooling provider such as Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) offers some solutions of its own for those wishing to manage cashflow, facing uncertainty about their profitability or needing access to funds during this difficult economic time: Provisional tax…

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Increased provisional tax threshold: Legislative application

Increased provisional tax threshold: Legislative application 765 450 Lee Stace

The rules that determine whether someone must pay provisional tax are still the same in terms of how IRD applies them. However, what’s not the same for the 2021 and future tax years is the point at which they are applicable to a taxpayer. That’s the important thing to remember if you’re struggling to wrap…

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Anti-money laundering requirements and tax pooling

Anti-money laundering requirements and tax pooling 1344 820 Lee Stace

Updated 12 October 2020 Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) must now conduct a limited form of customer due diligence on all clients as part of recent changes to anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. As such, we will be collecting information about the taxpayers using our service and asking anyone acting on their behalf to supply some basic…

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Increased provisional tax threshold explained

Increased provisional tax threshold explained 1200 630 Lee Stace

A taxpayer has no obligation to pay provisional tax for the 2020-21 income year if their liability for the previous year was $5000 or less. In most cases, any income tax payable for the upcoming year will be due at their terminal tax date. That said, there are some exceptions to this rule. We are…

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GST ratio timeframe extended

GST ratio timeframe extended 1200 630 Lee Stace

IRD has extended the timeframe for taxpayers to elect to use the GST ratio method in the wake of COVID-19. They now have until 19 August 2020 or the day before the start of their 2020-21 income year, depending on which is later, to opt in. Normally someone who is eligible to calculate their provisional…

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How filing late and losing EOT impacts provisional tax payments

How filing late and losing EOT impacts provisional tax payments 1200 630 Lee Stace

Losing extension of time (EOT) due to filing income tax returns late means someone can only use 105 percent of the previous year’s residual income tax (RIT) when calculating their provisional tax payments. That’s because if a taxpayer fails to provide their returns(s) on time, IRD’s system defaults to using the date by which they…

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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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Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme: Do your homework first

Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme: Do your homework first 1200 630 Lee Stace

A former economist at one of New Zealand’s largest banks has a warning for someone considering the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme: It could limit your future borrowing capacity. That’s because banks may decline lending to anyone who has this type of debt on their books, as IRD may have first collection rights as a…

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