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Kiwisaver Member Tax Credit – Don’t Miss Out!

June 20, 2019

Being self-employed you can make voluntary contributions to your Kiwisaver at any time, either directly to your Kiwisaver provider or through Inland Revenue. If you’ve contributed less than $1042.86 since 01 July 2018, now is the time to pay a top-up to ensure you receive the full member tax credit from the government. You have until 30 June to top-up your account to qualify for the …

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Ring-Fencing Losses – Everything Smart Property Investors Need To Know

April 8, 2019

  12/4/19 BREAKING NEWS – Read below for an update to this article   Not only have residential investors recently been hit with the extended 5-year bright-line test and insulation standards, new ring-fencing rules will mean residential rental property owners can no longer offset losses from their rental property against their wages/salary income. This law is expected to raise the IRD an extra $190 …

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Christmas & New Year Holidays

December 20, 2018

The team at Kiwitax would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. We’re closing for holidays soon – finishing up for the year around lunchtime Tomorrow, 21 December and re-opening Wednesday, 09 January, 2019. Thanks again for another wonderful year! We hope you’re able to take a break over the holiday season with friends and family otherwise may you have an amazing …

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New Rules for Vehicle Mileage Claims

August 21, 2018

Inland Revenue have announced the new method for claiming mileage. The new method uses a 2-tier system and requires knowing how many total kilometres the vehicle has travelled in a year. So it’s super important now for you to record the odometer reading as at 31 March each year or if you buy or sell a vehicle used for business. The new rate of 76 cents per …

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Withholding Tax Payers – You’re Probably Due a Refund!

June 26, 2018

If you’re a self-employed contractor (for example) who has withholding tax deducted from your income then you are required by Inland Revenue to file an income tax return. We’ve recently come across a few people who believe since their tax is already being deducted similar to PAYE, then the don’t need to file a return – this is incorrect! In fact when all your …

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