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We include updates and reminders about NZ tax changes for those carrying on a business in New Zealand and for individuals who still have tax ties there.

Goods Imported Into New Zealand From Australia Soon To Require New Zealand GST Charge

Goods Imported Into New Zealand From Australia Soon To Require New Zealand GST Charge

New Zealand is getting closer to implementing a significant change which will impact on a number of Australian businesses who are exporting small consignments to New Zealand customers. The current practice is that when goods are shipped to New Zealand in consignments valued at less than $400, they are allowed to pass through New Zealand Customs directly to the customer.
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New Zealand’s ACC Levies

New Zealand’s ACC Levies

Everyone who does business in New Zealand must pay ACC levies. This is, in effect, an extension of Australia's WorkCover levy system.
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Inland Revenue To Publicise Automatic Exchange Of Information

Inland Revenue To Publicise Automatic Exchange Of Information

The New Zealand government signed up to the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) initiative a little while ago. This is a global OECD initiative to combat tax evasion, particularly against those who use foreign tax jurisdictions to hide their wealth and evade paying tax in the process. What does that mean for you?
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New Zealand Increases Minimum Wage Rates

New Zealand Increases Minimum Wage Rates

The New Zealand government has advised that the minimum wage rate for adults will be increasing by $0.75 to NZ$16.50 an hour effective 1 April 2018. In New Zealand, the adult minimum wage rate applies to all employees aged over 16 years who are not classified as "starting out" workers or "trainees" who are involved in supervising or training other workers.
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New Zealand Moves To Payday Filing

New Zealand Moves To Payday Filing

With the growing integration between software packages such as XERO, MYOB and Reckon comes changes to the way that Inland Revenue will be processing data in the future. One significant change is called Payday Filing which impacts on employers and the way they file their employer reports.
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Changes To New Zealand’s Provisional Tax Payment System

Changes To New Zealand’s Provisional Tax Payment System

Introducing The AIM Accounting Method Of Calculating New Zealand Tax. We earlier commented on changes to New Zealand's tax system where it would be possible to pay income tax based on actual profits earned to date. This has come about through greater integration between accounting software packages and Inland Revenue where taxpayers can now file their GST returns directly through their accounting software.
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Changes To How Holiday Pay Is Taxed In New Zealand

Changes To How Holiday Pay Is Taxed In New Zealand

There have been changes made to the way employers can calculate the tax to be deducted from holiday pay when it is paid as a lump sum to an employee before they take their leave. New Zealand employers can now opt to pay holiday pay as a lump sum extra pay or if the lump sum was paid to the employee in their usual pay cycle, tax can be calculated over the pay periods that their holiday covers. This 2nd approach is referred to as the "alternative approach".
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End Of Year New Zealand Income Tax Checklist

End Of Year New Zealand Income Tax Checklist

It’s that time of the year again when you’ll need to start gathering together your accounting and tax information for the year ended 31 March 2018. Set out below is a list of items that will assist you with this process, and remind you of some of your tax obligations.
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