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First Year in Business Do I Pay Income Tax?

January 31, 2018

A common myth people often share is that “you don’t have to pay income tax for the first year in business”. The fact is any profit earned will require income tax to be paid to Inland Revenue, it’s more a case of when you have to pay. In the first year of trading you don’t make any income tax payments to IRD. After the …

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Calling Trade Me “In Trade” Badge Traders

January 26, 2018

With the new Trade Me “in trade” badge coming into effect for sellers on 17 June 2014 – it will become very easy for IRD to identify which traders are “in business”. These people are required by IRD to keep proper records and prepare business accounts and file income tax and possibly GST returns. If unsure about this or not already set up we …

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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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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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