Monthly Archives: March 2012

IRD readings

Further to my last post: Also read about the tax changes for 2012 at Tax changes – Budget 2011 on the IRD website: 2011 Budget changes Kiwisaver Working for Families student loans, PIEs.

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Your Tax Return for 2011 is now due

Tax returns for 31 March 2011 are due to be filed by 2 April 2012. If you have not done this please call your accountant as soon possible to get this done. Also remember your terminal tax is due on … Continue reading

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Our latest Newletter is now online

Our newsletter for the first quarter of 2012 is now out, featuring: •     The year of the dragon •     New minimum wage •     Employer superannuation contribution tax •     Beware the price shopper •     Cutting tax … Continue reading

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Subcontractors (withholding tax)

Tax on schedular payments Schedular payments (aka Withholding tax deduction) are made to contractors who perform activities outlined in Schedule 4 of the Income Tax Act 2007. You’ll find more information on the IRD website, under headings such as: Taxing … Continue reading

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Home Office

2012 year is here and you will need to complete your financials and tax returns again. One of main things clients often forget to claim is the use of a home office. A home office is residential property which is … Continue reading

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Tax Quote

I’ve always enjoyed this quote and thought I’d share it with you. Death and taxes may be inevitable, but they shouldn’t be related.   – J.C. Watts, Jr. Watts served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003 … Continue reading

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A great tax myth

Myth: I don’t make alot of money, so I don’t need to be know about tax planning? Wrong! Knowing about tax planning is important,regardless of income level. In fact, some would argue that the tax bite hits hardest on those … Continue reading

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