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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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Last chance to pay 2017 income tax

Last chance to pay 2017 income tax 5130 3018 Lee Stace

The last chance to pay 2017 income tax through TMNZ  is 18 June. This is for clients with March-September balance dates who have a terminal tax date of 7 April . Due to tax pooling legislation, TMNZ can only assist up to 75 days past your terminal tax date. IRD will not accept the use of…

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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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AIM - the accounting income method

What IRD isn’t saying about AIM

What IRD isn’t saying about AIM 7360 4330 Lee Stace

The accounting income method – AIM – will be available to businesses to calculate their provisional tax payments using approved accounting software from 1 April. The concept is simple: Those with turnover of less than $5 million will make provisional tax payments when they earn their income, based on accounting profit. Inland Revenue (IRD) has…

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Provisional tax changes explained

Provisional tax changes explained 765 450 Lee Stace

Here’s a summary of the new provisional tax rules for taxpayers who use the standard method to calculate their payments.

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That’s a wrap, folks

That’s a wrap, folks Lee Stace

The second round of TMNZ’s roadshows concluded in Hamilton yesterday. We would thank those who attended the event at FMG Stadium Waikato, as well as the ones in Wellington (17 October), Christchurch (6 October) and Auckland (5 October). It was lovely to see so many of our existing clients and meet other attendees for the…

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Reduce interest costs on audits

Reduce interest costs on audits Lee Stace

TMNZ has recently received a number of enquiries from clients wishing to pay an historic tax liability through us. We would like to remind clients that we can help reduce IRD interest costs by up to 30 percent and eliminate any late payment penalties if they have received a notice of reassessment from IRD due…

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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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