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Financial Year End Tax Tips

January 26, 2018

With the 31st March coming up, here are a few things you can do to make things go smoother for your annual accounting and income tax returns. Debtors – review the people that are owing you money, are there any on your list that are unlikely to pay? If so there is no use paying tax on them! Write off all bad debts prior …

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Claiming Website Development Costs

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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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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What is Depreciation & How Does it Work?

July 23, 2017

As a business owner or property investor you’re entitled to make a tax claim for depreciation – but what exactly is depreciation? It’s best described as the devaluation of your assets over a number of years and different assets have different life spans so that’s why the depreciation rates differ.

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Increased IRD Mileage Rate

May 19, 2017

The IRD’s mileage rate has been increased to 73 cents per km (up from 72 cents) effective for the 2017 financial year. This applies to both petrol & diesel fuel vehicles.

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