Articles by John Rowe
It’s that time of year where many businesses are finding things tight financially. Consequently, they can struggle to meet their tax obligations with IRD. If you find yourself in this situation you must be proactive. Simply, if you get to the point where IRD start..Read Article
I have written several blogs warning taxpayers about the aggressive tactics the IRD have sometimes been employing. This is a trend that is unfortunately shows no signs of abating. In fact, it appears to be getting worse. Recently we’ve noticed some IRD auditors jumping from an..Read Article
If you are not a tax resident of New Zealand and have a New Zealand trust with New Zealand resident trustees, you may be subject to the IRD’s new foreign trust registration and disclosure rules. These rules are in place as a result of concerns..Read Article
The IRD are being particularly aggressive in the tactics they are using at present. They are making phone calls to people personally rather than to their tax agents (accountants), and can be very intimidating. Some of the methods the IRD have been employing include: asking..Read Article
Typically at the outset of a new new year, business owners focus on a fresh start, new beginnings and how they can make it better than the previous year.Although we are already in March and the year is racing ahead, some businesses have not yet..Read Article
In March 2013 I wrote a blog about the heavy handedness of the IRD, and that their tactics were the leading cause of bankruptcy in New Zealand. At GRA we have noticed that these tactics are getting markedly worse, and we are seeing significantly more..Read Article
Inland Revenue has advised the new mileage rate for motor vehicles is 77 cents per kilometre. This rate applies to self employed taxpayers with up to a maximum of 5,000 kilometres of work-related travel each year. This applies to all motor vehicles (except motor cycles) irrespective..Read Article
Incompetence? Dodgy dealings? Laziness? No - it's the IRD. If someone was running around hitting people over the head with sledgehammers just for the sake of it, you'd be right to be concerned. And concerned we are, because that's exactly what the IRD have been..Read Article
This letter is to express my appreciation for the assistance and encouragement of both Anthony Lipscombe and particularly John Heaslip over the last financial year. The period since activating my trading trust has been one of considerable stress, as well as personal development, as I embarked on this as a relative business neophyte with virtually no awareness of the contemporary requirements of running a business, particularly the financial records aspect. During much of this period I have therefore felt considerable out of my depth. However I have been lucky enough to have had the benefit of the advice and support of John Heaslip in rationalizing what was a fairly chaotic set of records of the first year property trading. I am able to say that John in particular, has been unstinting in his attention to my needs and has done so in a manner which has never alluded to my extremely rudimentary grasp of managing a business, or even of being unable to set out a spread sheet properly. The result of the above guidance is that now, although my trading trust would still not be able to operate without the advice of GRA, I do least feel a sense of satisfaction that I have got to my present point without major disaster and that my property trust does now have some kind of firmer basis for any future activities - Name withheld by request
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