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Money overseas? IRD can find out

by John Rowe 10 Oct 19

We were contacted by a client recently who had received notification from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) about some investments they have in the UK. Slightly perturbed, our client asked us what this was all about, and how could the IRD in New Zealand have..

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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..

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Aggressive IRD Tactics Update

by John Rowe 17 Dec 17

I have written several blogs warning taxpayers about the aggressive tactics the IRD have sometimes been employing. This is a trend that unfortunately shows no signs of abating. In fact, it appears to be getting worse.  Recently we’ve noticed some IRD auditors jumping from an..

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Recent Tax Changes

by John Rowe 26 Apr 17

There have been a number of tax changes ushered in recently with two relatively large tax bills passed into law. Below is a grab bag of some of the changes that may be relevant to you. If you are concerned that any of these changes..

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Aggressive IRD tactics

by John Rowe 11 Dec 16

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..

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Unitary Plan Tax Surprise

by John Rowe 17 May 13

Part of the Auckland Unitary plan addresses Auckland's housing affordability and supply. You'd need to have been living under a rock or in the far reaches of Siberia not to have heard that Auckland has a desperate shortage of affordable housing, as well as a..

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The Real Year End

by John Rowe 01 Feb 11

We have just started a new calendar year but are running rapidly towards the end of the financial year. What we all want is to reduce tax and stress so here are a few tips to get you started: Bad Debts: In order to claim..

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Watchout For Email Scams

by John Rowe 14 Dec 10

Be careful and watch out, there are two new email phishing scams that have been reported by the IRD do not reply to them, see below for more details. First Scam Email: "We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your fiscal activity..

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There are significant changes that the government has introduced that will affect nearly everyone, especially those who are individual taxpayers, part of Kiwisaver, or business owners. Read below to find out more. Changes Affecting Individual Taxpayers: The 33c in the dollar personal tax rate threshold..

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