Category: Tax


SHOULD YOU USE TAX POOLING?

Yes, we certainly think so. It is Inland Revenue approved and has been around since 2003. In a nutshell, instead of taxpayers paying their provisional tax payment to the Inland Revenue, they deposit their provisional tax payment with a tax pooling intermediary who then deposits that payment into a tax pooling account with Inland Revenue. […]

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Paying IRD by cheque – The screws are tightened

For some time Inland Revenue and other Government organisations have been pondering changing how their customers can make payment.  Specifically, whether you will be able to make payment using a cheque.  There has been some reluctance for Government departments to be seen as the “first cab off the rank” in proceeding with this change.  Recently however Kiwibank has announced it will be going cheque free from 28 February […]

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Was your tax payment received on time?

Technology has seen more and more of us making our tax payments electronically, which Inland Revenue actively encourages. It is therefore timely to review when Inland Revenue accepts payments as having been received on time. NEW ZEALAND ELECTRONIC PAYMENT will be received on time when it has been electronically paid or direct credited into an Inland […]

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Residential Rental Loss Ring-Fencing

Not only have residential investors been hit with the extended 5-year bright-line test, the new loss ring-fencing rules will mean many residential rental property owners may struggle to cashflow the costs of owning their rental property. Legislation was passed in mid-2019 which ring-fences residential rental losses from the beginning of the 2020 income year. A […]

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R & D Tax Credits – here we go again

Back in Budget 2007 the then Labour Government introduced a short-lived Research and Development (R&D) tax credit scheme that only lasted for the 2008/09 income year before it was abolished by the in-coming National Government in favour of R&D grants. Fast forward to 2019 and the now Labour Government has reintroduced a R&D tax credit […]

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2019 Year End Checklist

With the new financial year almost upon us, there’s not much time left to ensure you have your ‘house’ in order for 31 March. Our 40-point checklist below will guide you through the year-end process and ensure you maximise your tax deductions and minimise your annual tax bill. Assets Assets purchased costing $500 or less […]

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Year End Checklist

By Hayes Knight – 13 March 2018 Want to reduce your tax bill? With a new financial year about to start for 31 March balance date businesses, now is the time to start planning for year-end. The checklist below will help guide you through the year-end process and show you how to maximise your tax […]

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The Demise of the Residential Rental Loss

Not only have residential investors recently been hit with the extended 5-year bright-line test, the new loss rules will mean many residential rental property owners may struggle to cashflow the costs of owning the property. Draft legislation has been released proposing the ring-fencing of residential rental losses to be in place, in full, from the […]

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The New Research and Development Tax Credit

By Shelley-ann Brinkley – 14 November 2018 To encourage more business expenditure on R&D, last month the Government introduced draft legislation proposing a new tax credit for eligible R&D expenditure. The credit will apply from the 2019-20 income year and will be administered by Inland Revenue with support from Callaghan Innovation.  While businesses will not […]

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