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Business Tax Update

The Business Tax Update provides updates on PAYE, GST and FBT and other relevant tax issues so you can get all your business tax news in one place.

Latest issue

In this issue:

  • Taking a break over the holiday period? - If you're not filing early
  • Payment due dates for PAYE and ESCT
  • Our hours over the holiday season
  • Mandatory barcodes for customers paying over the counter at Westpac
  • Moving away from cheques.

Download issue 105 December 2019 Business Tax Update

Previous issues

Business Tax Update 2019

issue 104 November 2019
In this issue: Investment income - what's changing in april 2020, GST beta content available to review, The accounting income method, payroll returns, customers using incorrect tax codes
PDF | 225KB | 3 pages

  Issue 103 October 2019
In this issue: Short-process rulings, Moving on from cheques, Enrolling for the Research and development tax incentive, Use of money interest rates (UOMI)
PDF | 225KB | 2 pages

Issue 102 September 2019
In this issue:Provisional tax - questions we've been asked, student loans and kiwisaver content rewritten for our website, handling workplace bullying - know your obligations
PDF|224KB|2 pages

Issue 101 July 2019
PDF|225KB| 2 pages
In this issue:Want a 'pay as you go' provisional tax option? Research and development (R&D) tax incentive advice now online, 2019 Square metre rate, 2019 Kilometre rate for business use of motor vehicles, Payroll reassessments, Payments New GST rules for low-value imported goods, The Holidays Act 2003 - reduce your risk of non-compliance.

Issue 100 May 2019
PDF|225KB| 2 pages
In this issue:Proposed GST law on overseas low-value goods sold to New Zealand consumers, New ACC rates set, Employment Relations, Amendment Act 2018 latest changes are effective May 2019, Income tax assessments, Find out if AIM is right for you

Issue 99 April 2019
PDF | 229KB | 2 pages
In this issue:Payday filing is now mandatory for all employers, Key services unavailable in late April, myIR changes go live on 26 April, New Inland Revenue website goes live 25 April, Find out if AIM is right for you, Wine equalisation tax (WET) producer rebates for producers of wine in New Zealand, Amending assessments, Schedular payment rules and non-resident directors' fees, The Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Act 2018, A reminder of some of the requirements for a consolidated group of companies.

Issue 98 March 2019
PDF | 234KB | 2 pages
In this issue:Key services will be unavailable in late April, ir-File will be discontinued on 11 March, Payday filing is here for all employers, Changes to myIR, Refunds from ACC overpaid levies - tax obligations, 2019 National standard costs for specified livestock determination, Tax implications of working for accommodation, Plastic bag ban 1 July. Are your customers asking for less packaging and waste?

Issue 97 February 2019
PDF | 225KB | 2 pages
In this issue:Payday filing is here for all employers,IR file will be discontinued, Changes to myIR in April - some services will be unavailable, Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018, Lack of employment records can lead to fines up to $100,000, Guarding against phishing,Finding our newsletter.


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