Top Ten Tax Tips - get sorted before 31 March!

Tidy stationery: Top ten tax tips to get you sorted before end of year

With not long to go until financial year-end, we recommend giving some thought to the following suggestions so you can start the new tax year prepared and organised:

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Annual bookkeeping paperwork: how to obtain your annual RWT certificates

Question: My accountant is asking me for my RWT certificates for the last financial year, but my bank hasn't issued me any. How can I obtain these?

Answer: If you use online banking, your annual tax statements may have been made available to you via your online banking login.

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Are you prepared for 31 March? Get your books in shape now

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It feels like the 2018 calendar year has only just begun, yet the beginning of the 2019 financial year almost upon us - where have those three months gone?

Depending on your level of preparedness, the approach of 31 March could be a time of high stress or just another date in your business calendar which you take into your stride.

To help you fall into the latter category, we've compiled a short checklist of items within your business which you should review and action now, to help close off your 2018 financial year in tip top shape.

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Taxing relaxing - when is holiday home income taxable?

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If you sometimes rent out your holiday home, you may have to pay tax on that income. Inland Revenue says you have a "mixed-use" holiday home if, during the tax year, you use it for:

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Tax bills!  As we reach the end of the 2016/2017 financial year and tax positions become apparent, we think this is an uncomfortable, yet important, topic to write about.

It can be emotionally stressful when you feel you are unable to meet your tax payment obligations, so this article aims to make taxpayers aware of the Inland Revenue processes around tax arrears and debt collection, and the ways you can help yourself to mitigate the negative consequences of ignoring overdue taxes.

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Entertainment expenses - not all fun and games!

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Entertainment is a legitimate deductible expense, however it does have some rules ...

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Airbnb is an online accommodation platform that allows people to rent out their spare rooms, home or office spaces and is growing in popularity in New Zealand, with more than 7,000 properties listed on the website.

While this is becoming a popular avenue for earning additional income, many people are unaware of the tax obligations associated with the resulting income generated.

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Tax Pooling

Have you got high tax bills? Have you got fluctuating profits? Are you paying too much interest on your taxes?

Talk to us about using Tax Pooling to minimise your interest costs and maximise your interest returns.

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Residential land withholding tax (RLWT)

The Taxation (Residential Land Withholding Tax, GST on Online Services, and Student Loans) Act 2016 received Royal Assent on Friday 13 May 2016.

From 1 July 2016 this introduces a requirement to have residential land withholding tax (RLWT) withheld from a sale/disposal of residential land where:

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