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Claiming Website Development Costs

January 26, 2018

There is a distinction between what is an asset and what is an expense when it comes to your business website. The costs of obtaining the domain name and the initial build of the website are an asset – so can’t be claimed fully in the year that the costs were incurred. There is depreciation claimable on the website meaning the tax expense claims …

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What Does “Loss Carried Forward” Mean?

When a business or rental property makes a loss for the year (so expenses are higher than income) it results in a loss for income tax purposes. For Sole Traders, Partnerships or LTC Companies this loss can be offset against wages or other personal income for the year. It reduces the taxable income which reduces the amount of tax needed to pay. If a …

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100% Claimable Exercise Programmes

IRD have teamed up with the Exercise Association of New Zealand with an initiative called SMEAEP: Stress Management Exercise Association Endorsed Programme. The idea behind the initiative is that exercise and lifestyle changes play a huge role in managing stress levels in the workplace. If you are an employer, there is no FBT adjustments on SMEAEP endorsed programmes which you provide to your employees. …

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ACC Levies Explained

ACC levies for people in business and now rental property profits are payable based on the profit generated from your trading activities. They are also payable on the gross wages paid to your employees. ACC levies are compulsory to cover you and your staff for personal injuries. There are concessions though if you are only part time in your business. Once your income tax …

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ACC Levies – Options to Save or Increase Cover

ACC have a plan that allows self-employed people and non PAYE shareholder employees to negotiate the level of compensation (subject to ACC approval) called ACC Cover Plus Extra. This allows you to dial down your cover (or increase it if required) and you won’t need to prove your earnings when making a claim, which is required with the standard ACC plan. ACC Cover Plus …

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