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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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Employee Vehicle Reimbursements

January 31, 2018

If you are paying your employees a motor vehicle allowance as a part of their salary package this is taxed as a part of their wages. A better way would be for the employee to submit their actual expenses for reimbursement or submit a mileage claim. Both of these are non-assessable in the hands of the employee and are claimable as a tax deduction …

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Kiwitax Vehicle Log Books – Available Free to Clients

Keeping a log book to record vehicle use is essential for ensuring an accurate expense claim. To help make this process a little easier we’ve had some small log books printed and these are available to clients for free. These are useful for both business and rental property owners. If you would like one (or more for multiple vehicles) please ask, we’ll pop it …

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Vehicle Ownership Vs Leasing – A Brief Overview

The benefits of leasing a vehicle are: Get to claim the lease as a monthly expense. May have an upgrade option after a certain period with keeping the lease payments roughly the same. Still get to claim running costs – e.g petrol, repairs, registration etc. The disadvantages of leasing are: Paying monthly payments for a vehicle you usually won’t own at the end of …

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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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