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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.
Exclusive interview: Will software replace accountants with new AIM reporting rules?
Bellingham Wallace director Mike Atkinson talks about the evolution of the accountant’s role, and why SMBs will still need them.
Xero: As NZ's General Election looms, SMBs voice concern about tax rates
With New Zealand’s General Election little more than seven weeks away, small businesses are concerned how the outcome will impact their tax rates.
TPB urges cybersecurity savviness for tax practitioners
Acting Chair Greg Lewis believes that practitioners should consider professional indemnity (PI) insurance cover to deal with first-party losses.
How automated technology can prevent a payroll fraud
Sharp says that the key to avoiding such fraud is to fully automate payments at the employer level.
Apple comes out fighting against European Union's NZ $20 billion tax ruling
Apple is confident it will wipe the pie off its face after it was hit by a €13 billion (NZD $20 billion) in retroactive taxes by the European Union.
Xero improves tax time by bringing eGST into software
After successful trials, Xero is bringing direct electronic GST returns to its software that can be sent straight to the IRD, the company reports.