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Survey indicates property market cooling due to confusion

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News release: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Tax Management New Zealand 26 November 2021 A survey of chartered accountants and tax agents has revealed that incoming legislation intended to help cool New Zealand’s over-heated housing market is already having a major effect on investors – but largely because of confusion and lack of detail…

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New survey shows Inland Revenue helpful, but hindered

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News release: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Tax Management New Zealand 24 November 2021 Helpful, but hindered is the overarching finding in a new survey digging into public practice accountants’ experiences with Inland Revenue (IR). Conducted by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Tax Management New Zealand, the survey of 361 members in…

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Celebrating 10 years with TMNZ

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CEO Chris Cunniffe shares his reflections I have recently marked 10 years with TMNZ, and as I passed that milestone I have taken time to reflect on what has changed over the decade.  I joined TMNZ in September 2011 after 15 years working in large corporates with Air New Zealand and Bank of New Zealand. …

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Syncing provisional tax to cashflow

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As a self-employed painter and decorator, Bart Taylor knows full well how business owners can get themselves into strife if they don’t plan for their tax obligations. He speaks from his own personal experience. That’s why Bart is happy to talk about how Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) enables him as a self-employed tradesperson to take…

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Cashflow relief for farmers impacted by flood or drought

Cashflow relief for farmers impacted by flood or drought 1200 630 TMNZ Blog

Those impacted by flooding in Canterbury or drought elsewhere in New Zealand have another option to manage their cashflow. It’s called tax pooling. It lets taxpayers defer their upcoming provisional tax payments to a time that suits them, without incurring interest (currently seven percent) and late payment penalties from Inland Revenue (IRD). The service –…

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Can AIM taxpayers use tax pooling?

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A taxpayer cannot use tax pooling to defer payment of, or settle, provisional tax instalments calculated under the accounting income method (AIM). However, Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) can help AIM taxpayers with terminal tax or when they receive a notice of reassessment. What does tax pooling legislation say about AIM? Legislation in the Income Tax…

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Make IRD interest, late payment penalties disappear

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A missed or underpaid provisional tax payment often means a taxpayer is faced with a steep interest cost and potentially late payment penalties on top of what they owe. However, tax pooling can make that go away. A big frustration with Inland Revenue (IRD) is that it expects taxpayers to pay the correct amount of…

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Audit claim data highlights level of IRD’s behind-the-scenes activity

Audit claim data highlights level of IRD’s behind-the-scenes activity 1200 630 TMNZ Blog

Inland Revenue (IRD) is still actively reviewing taxpayers despite COVID-19 and the various business disruptions the pandemic has caused in the past 12 months, according to figures released by Accountancy Insurance. They saw a 31 percent increase in claims in all categories during the 2020-21 financial year compared to the 2019-20 financial year. In terms…

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Commissioner’s discretion for tax pooling

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A provision within legislation allows taxpayers to use tax pooling for certain income tax or RWT voluntary disclosures where no return has been previously filed. This is known as Commissioner’s discretion. And it’s worth seeking if a taxpayer satisfies all relevant criteria (see below), as settling these underpaid tax types through an approved tax pooling…

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Miscalculated your tax loss carry-back? Don’t worry – help is at hand

Miscalculated your tax loss carry-back? Don’t worry – help is at hand 1200 630 TMNZ Blog

Tax pooling can reduce the interest cost a taxpayer faces by up to 30 percent if they have overestimated their loss under the temporary tax loss carry-back scheme. Under the temporary Inland Revenue (IRD) scheme, those who expect to make a loss in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 income year can estimate that loss and use…

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