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COVID- 19 leads to sharp rise in independent earning
The increase has been noticeably driven by people looking to start earning independently, as many have been let go from permanent jobs and are seeking alternatives.
Inland Revenue shuts down to make changes to tax system
The revenue system will be closed for a week in April as Inland Revenue introduces a new round of changes to make tax more straightforward.
Inland Revenue cracks down on multinationals' tax obligations
“If they don’t play by the new rules, we will know who they are, and they should expect we’ll be in touch."
Fintech startup Hnry raises $2.15 million in investment round
Hnry was designed to make life easier for contractors, freelancers and other independent earners, providing an online service that takes care of their financial admin.
Growing enthusiasm for Inland Revenue's new provisional tax option
“More businesses are opting to take the guesswork out of provisional tax in favour of the greater certainty that AIM provides."
Jail time for woman who failed to pay $740,000 PAYE
Inland Revenue prosecuted Nicola ‘Nicky’ Dargie for failing to pay PAYE, leading to the liquidation of all of her businesses. It’s not the first time she has been convicted.
IRD warning customers of new email scam over tax refunds
“We’ve received more than 900 reports over the weekend. It looks like the real thing but has some tell-tale mistakes that people can use to tell it’s a scam."
$300m paid out to Kiwis via Inland Revenue's new automatic system
"We want to help avoid paying too much tax throughout the year so we can minimise the annual ritual of waiting to be refunded."
SMEs take note: End of financial year creates oppportunity for business growth
"Waiting until the end of June to consider how to make the most of EOFY will make it difficult to manage the baseline tax and financial requirements, let alone make time for advanced business planning."
Bartercard helping Kiwi startups and small businesses thrive
Here's a breakdown of what Bartercard actually is and how it provides invaluable opportunities for businesses privy of its network.
Time's up, tax dodgers: Multinational tech firms may soon pay their dues
Multinational tech and digital services firms may no longer have a free tax pass to operate in New Zealand.
Payroll software firms prepare for payday filing
Providers have been working closely with Inland Revenue to make sure they can meet their clients’ needs when the changes roll out.
Get ready for the biggest tax changes in a generation
The biggest tax changes in a generation are coming, and they will affect almost every business household and business across the country.
NZTech’s Graeme Muller on the R&D tax incentive
NZTech’s chief executive describes why he thinks the government’s research and development will work, and the pitfalls it needs to avoid.
Inland Revenue to improve AIM tax method with help from early adopters
Inland Revenue’s new Accounting Income Method now has plenty of early adopters and now the focus is on improving the product for year two.
Inland Revenue's AIM tax method signs up 1,000+ early adopters
Inland Revenue says that more than 1,100 businesses have signed up to the new Accounting Income Method (AIM) so far.
Tax, tax, and misunderstandings: They could be why many startups fail in just 2 years
“Too many business startup owners try to do it all on their own, so they rely on their own interpretations, or what their mates tell them."
Think the govt has a big tax refund for you? Think again
Sorry to be the party pooper but it may be time to get your toes in line and cancel that ASOS order you were going to cover with your tax refund.
Inland Revenue: Moving to accounting software will save you time and money
Inland Revenue gets a few raised eyebrows when it promotes accounting software to SMBs, but are definite transformative benefits for tax obligations.
Government closes GST loophole for offshore companies
“Small businesses such as bookshops have convincingly argued they are penalised by a system which is badly out of date.”
Google AU hits $1b in revenue… or is it $3b?
In Google Australia has posted $1.02b in revenue. However, in their report, they note that it could have been $3b if not for creative accounting.
Cryptocurrency investors reminded of tax obligations
The currency is usually encrypted using Blockchain technology that regulates the generation of new units and verifies fund transfers.
IRD to spend over $1 billion on a system that makes it easier for Kiwis to pay tax
The programme is expected to cost between $1.5 and $1.69 billion, with most of the costs coming from purchasing goods and services.
It’s all fun and games in the sharing economy, until the taxes aren’t done
The IRD is cracking down on undeclared income and it’s very easy for them to see what services a company is offering online.