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Tax on Your KiwiSaver

September 2, 2019
One of the great things about Kiwisaver is that it can be drawn tax free when you reach retirement which is a very valuable benefit. It's unusual because normally, in New Zealand, tax is mostly worse than in other countries e.g. the complete lack of any person...
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Starting a business can be a stressful and expensive time so it pays to make sure you take advantage of all possible ways to save Income Tax and GST. One common oversight is not to claim for tools, equipment, furniture, computers, vehicles, reference books and any other asse...
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Even the NZX can be caught out by a tax audit. The sharemarket business paid $1.2 million extra tax after the Inland Revenue Department checked its books. For the average small business owner, the thought of a visit from tax inspectors is enough to make them shiver. We asked...
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It’s a sad fact that tax is a big part of being in business. Not only do you have to pay over a large chunk of your money to the IRD in various taxes, but like it or not, you also have to act as tax collector, as well as working unpaid for other Government agencies, whethe...
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‘‘There are only two certainties in life – death and taxes!’       Although it is difficult to tamper with the sand flowing though the hour-glass of life, good habits can slow its pace.  Good taxation planning can ensure that taxes can be man...
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How to avoid an IRD audit

October 9, 2018
Whilst statistically speaking the chances of being selected for an audit are slim, it nevertheless features  way up the rankings as being one of life’s most stressful and unpleasant experiences, and as such, like all nasty things in life, best avoided at all costs!The...
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Can’t pay your tax?

September 19, 2018
Business owners not being able to pay their tax is an all too often occurrence, but hey, it may not be as disastrous as you think. The worst thing you can do in these circumstances is to do nothing.  Yes, I know that getting credit from the IRD is all too easy, but it w...
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