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Taxation

Individual, Corporate, Trust & Estate Taxation

Taxation can be a confusing topic, however we specialise in preparing income taxation returns for individuals and every type of business entity structure.

Our technology allows us to lodge your tax returns electronically with the Inland Revenue Department.  This means that your returns will be processed more efficiently.

Our system also calculates your taxation obligations and automatically generates payment reminders to ensure you are not exposed to late payment penalties.

Tax Planning & Advice

Planning for taxation is a wise move.  We can help you legitimately minimise the income tax you have to pay.

We can help you determine in advance what your annual obligations will be and adjust them as your circumstances change.  We can also assist you to choose between entity structures to provide a business ownership vehicle that protects your assets, provides for succession planning, and has effective taxation outcomes.

Agriculture, viticulture, forestry and horticulture are industries with unique taxation obligations and opportunities.  Our team specialises in these areas and will ensure you are in a position to make informed decisions about your tax affairs.

Goods & Services Tax

The GST rules and regulations can be difficult to understand, and the penalities for not getting it right can be scary.  We provide GST advice and can help you with GST return preparation.

For many clients we manage the whole process - reminding you when your GST is due, updating your financial records and calculating your GST obligations.

Contact us to take the hassle out of GST requirements!

Fringe Benefit Tax

If you have employees to whom you provide benefits other than a salary or wages then you could be liable for fringe benefit tax.

We can register you with the IRD and then assist you with the completion and lodgement of your fringe benefit tax returns.

Resident Withholding Tax

  • Calculations
  • Monthly returns and payments
  • Annual reconciliations

PAYE

Our administration team can attend to all your payroll needs to ensure your staff are paid, employee records are maintained and your IRD employer obligations are met.

Accident Compensation Advice

Accident Compensation is an area which can frustrate many of us however we are able to assist you with:

  • determining the appropriate level and type of cover
  • checking the accuracy of invoices
  • assistance with claim documentation
  • liaising with ACC on your behalf

"Social Taxes"

We can provide assistance to you with:

  • Community Service Cards
  • Working for Families (Family Support)
  • Student Loans
  • Student Allowances

Liaison with the IRD

We are your tax agent and in this capacity we:

  • stand between you and the IRD on a range of issues
  • remind you of what to pay and when
  • are here to help you and to communicate with the IRD on your behalf

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Paying Tax Online ...

It's easy when you know your IRD number, tax type being paid and the tax year or period.

Our guide explains the important information you need to know so that your online tax payments are correctly recorded by the IRD. 

Holiday Homes

The holiday season is upon us and the IRD is cracking down on mixed use assets.  You may be affected if your holiday home is used for a mix of private and income earning holidays.  Our assistance will ensure the treatment of your asset complies with the IRD's rules.

IRD Payments

If you have an IRD payment due on a weekend or public holiday, the IRD will accept the payment if it is made on the next working day.  Beware though as provincial anniversary days are treated as a normal working day.

Health & Safety Alert

New health and safety legislation comes into effect from 1st April 2015.  The changes have implications for all business owners.   Contact Karen Morgan for clarification on your health and safety obligations.

CONTACT US

Balclutha Office
102 Clyde Street, Balclutha
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P. 03 4180020
E: accountants@shandthomson.co.nz
Dunedin Office
7th Floor Westpac Building,
Cnr Moray Place & George Street, Dunedin
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P. 03 4741394
E: accountants@shandthomson.co.nz