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Payroll software firms prepare for payday filing
Providers have been working closely with Inland Revenue to make sure they can meet their clients’ needs when the changes roll out.
11 Jan 19
Get ready for the biggest tax changes in a generation
The biggest tax changes in a generation are coming, and they will affect almost every business household and business across the country.
05 Nov 18
NZTech’s Graeme Muller on the R&D tax incentive
NZTech’s chief executive describes why he thinks the government’s research and development will work, and the pitfalls it needs to avoid.
03 Oct 18
Inland Revenue to improve AIM tax method with help from early adopters
Inland Revenue’s new Accounting Income Method now has plenty of early adopters and now the focus is on improving the product for year two.
06 Aug 18
Inland Revenue's AIM tax method signs up 1,000+ early adopters
Inland Revenue says that more than 1,100 businesses have signed up to the new Accounting Income Method (AIM) so far.
01 Aug 18
Tax, tax, and misunderstandings: They could be why many startups fail in just 2 years
“Too many business startup owners try to do it all on their own, so they rely on their own interpretations, or what their mates tell them."
31 Jul 18
Think the govt has a big tax refund for you? Think again
Sorry to be the party pooper but it may be time to get your toes in line and cancel that ASOS order you were going to cover with your tax refund.
21 Jul 18
Inland Revenue: Moving to accounting software will save you time and money
Inland Revenue gets a few raised eyebrows when it promotes accounting software to SMBs, but are definite transformative benefits for tax obligations.
21 Jun 18
Government closes GST loophole for offshore companies
“Small businesses such as bookshops have convincingly argued they are penalised by a system which is badly out of date.”
02 May 18
Google AU hits $1b in revenue… or is it $3b?
In Google Australia has posted $1.02b in revenue. However, in their report, they note that it could have been $3b if not for creative accounting.
02 May 18
Cryptocurrency investors reminded of tax obligations
The currency is usually encrypted using Blockchain technology that regulates the generation of new units and verifies fund transfers.
09 Apr 18
IRD to spend over $1 billion on a system that makes it easier for Kiwis to pay tax
The programme is expected to cost between $1.5 and $1.69 billion, with most of the costs coming from purchasing goods and services.
26 Mar 18
It’s all fun and games in the sharing economy, until the taxes aren’t done
The IRD is cracking down on undeclared income and it’s very easy for them to see what services a company is offering online.
23 Aug 17
Exclusive interview: Will software replace accountants with new AIM reporting rules?
Bellingham Wallace director Mike Atkinson talks about the evolution of the accountant’s role, and why SMBs will still need them.
11 Aug 17
Xero: As NZ's General Election looms, SMBs voice concern about tax rates
With New Zealand’s General Election little more than seven weeks away, small businesses are concerned how the outcome will impact their tax rates.
03 Aug 17
TPB urges cybersecurity savviness for tax practitioners
Acting Chair Greg Lewis believes that practitioners should consider professional indemnity (PI) insurance cover to deal with first-party losses.
24 Jul 17
How automated technology can prevent a payroll fraud
Sharp says that the key to avoiding such fraud is to fully automate payments at the employer level.
26 May 17
Apple comes out fighting against European Union's NZ $20 billion tax ruling
Apple is confident it will wipe the pie off its face after it was hit by a €13 billion (NZD $20 billion) in retroactive taxes by the European Union.
31 Aug 16
Xero improves tax time by bringing eGST into software
After successful trials, Xero is bringing direct electronic GST returns to its software that can be sent straight to the IRD, the company reports.
26 Jul 16
IRD seeks feedback on software development expenditure for income tax
The IRD is seeking consultation and feedback on how software development expenditure should be classed for income tax purposes.
19 Jul 16
Crazy things small business owners tried to write-off on their taxes last year
Mixing personal and business expenses is the most common mistake small business owners make that result in audits.
03 May 16
Online tax services saving businesses money
Increasing numbers of businesses and individual taxpayers turning to online service to pay tax means big savings, according to the Government.
22 Oct 15
Google NZ's $371,799 tax on $14.9 million revenue
Google faced a higher tax bill last year, but the $371,799 bill is unlikely to faze the company, which made $14.9 million in recorded revenue.
08 Jul 15
Should the IRD scrap tax estimations?
Inland Revenue is inviting Kiwi business owners to have theirs on provisional tax estimations.
16 Apr 15