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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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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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Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies – How to Tax?

April 24, 2018

Inland Revenue has recently given an update on its thinking on how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies should be dealt with from a tax perspective. Inland Revenue considers cryptocurrencies as property, rather than currency or money. This means that the normal tax rules that apply to personal property also apply to cryptocurrency. A person that deals in cryptocurrency or acquires cryptocurrency with a purpose of …

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Minimum Wage Increase

April 23, 2018

The adult minimum wage is going up from $15.75 an hour to $16.50, with the starting-out and training rates rising too. Here’s what you’ll need to know for your business. When: 1 April 2018 What: The new minimum wage rates are: Adult — $16.50 an hour Starting-out — $13.20 an hour (up from $12.60) Training — $13.20 an hour (up from $12.60) Starting-out and training minimum …

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Record Keeping – Retail and Hospitality

February 1, 2018

A reminder that if you are running a till system for your daily takings, try and reconcile each day to the money received. Inland Revenue are increasing their review activity and one of the main source documents they ask for are the till receipts. They’re looking to see if the till receipt totals are significantly different to the amount of money banked – so …

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