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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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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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COVID-19: IRD extends tax pooling deadline

COVID-19: IRD extends tax pooling deadline 1200 630 Lee Stace

Updated 19 June 2020 Anyone impacted by COVID-19 will have 365 days after their terminal tax date to settle 2019 income tax arrangements with TMNZ, subject to meeting certain criteria. IRD has used its new discretionary powers in s6I Tax Administration Act 1994 to extend the legislative deadline after recognising the cashflow difficulties some taxpayers…

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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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IRD system issues affecting tax pooling

IRD system issues affecting tax pooling 1200 630 Lee Stace

IRD is working to resolve the problem of its system incorrectly sending grace period letters to taxpayers flagged as using tax pooling. However, they have fixed the issue which was seeing someone’s GST refund being automatically applied to their provisional tax. Here’s what you need to know about both problems. Plus, we also highlight some…

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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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Harrison Grierson mitigates provisional tax risk

Harrison Grierson mitigates provisional tax risk 1200 630 Lee Stace

For Matthew Fleming, provisional tax is risky business as it requires a degree of crystal-ball gazing and guesswork. However, he chooses to mitigate that risk by depositing these payments into Tax Management NZ’s tax pool account. It’s a “no-brainer” because it gives him a better return if he overpays provisional tax and reduces his interest…

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