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Date publishedTitle and description
28 April 2016 Common questions and answers on Working for Families Tax Credits
  Answers to frequently asked questions on when to contact us, qualifying for Working for Families Tax Credits, receiving the payments and what to do when your circumstances change.
27 April 2016 Zero-rated supplies
  Certain taxable supplies are taxed at the rate of 0% rather than at the standard rate of 12.5%. You must include all zero-rated supplies in Box 5 on your GST return along with your total taxable supplies. You will also need to show these zero-rated supplies in Box 6 on your return.
22 April 2016 Helping migrants and returning New Zealanders
  Information and tools to help your clients get their international tax obligations right.
21 April 2016 Paid parental leave
  Paid parental leave is a government-funded entitlement paid to eligible working mothers and adoptive parents when they take parental leave from their job(s) to care for their newborn or adopted child (under the age of six).
21 April 2016 Latest phishing scam using Inland Revenue's name
  The latest phising attack appearing to be from Inland Revenue
21 April 2016 Tax agents' guide for migrants and returning New Zealanders
  This guide helps you advise your clients about the New Zealand tax system and tax on international income, eg, from businesses, trusts and pensions. Tax agents specialising in these areas can give more detailed advice.
21 April 2016 Record keeping - checklist
  This factsheet tells you about some of the benefits of keeping good records, and has a checklist of the types of records you need to keep.
20 April 2016 TIB Volume 28 - 2016
 
20 April 2016 Major shareholder in a close company - attributed income
  If you're a major shareholder in a close company, for example you hold or have power to control 10% or more of voting interests (shares), you'll need to calculate the amount to be treated as income for WfFTC and student loans.
20 April 2016 Main income equalisation scheme refunds
  Find out if you need to include income for rthe main income equalisation scheme for WfFTC .
20 April 2016 Main income equalisation scheme deposits
  Find out if you'll need to add main income equalisation scheme deposits to your income for WfFTC and student loans.
20 April 2016 Attributable trustee income - settlor of a trust
  Find out if your income is included as part of your income for WfFTC and student loans if you're a settlor of a trust.
18 April 2016 Other payments for Working for Families Tax Credits (WfFTC)
  If you receive payments from any other person or entity for your family's day-to-day living expenses and the total amount is more than $5,000 for the tax year, the total amount is treated as income for WfFTC and student loans.
15 April 2016 Forms and guides for tax agents: 2016 tax year
  This page lists forms and guides for tax agents related to the 2016 tax year.
15 April 2016 Nominate someone to act on your behalf
  You can nominate someone to act on your behalf to look after your tax affairs. This could be if you're going overseas for an extended period, if you can't contact us during work hours for any reason, or if you would just like someone other than a tax agent to look after your tax affairs.
15 April 2016 Tax seminars and workshops in Wellington
  Information on tax seminars and workshops being held in Wellington.
14 April 2016 Tips for faster processing of returns
  Find tips for processing your returns faster and the key issues you should keep an eye out for.
13 April 2016 News and updates
 
13 April 2016 Overseas income questionnaire
  This questionnaire will help you find out the types of overseas income, assets or liabilities your client has.
13 April 2016 Personal tax worksheet 2016
  A worksheet to use if your income between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 was from salary, wages, benefits or taxable pensions and you want to check if you are due a tax refund.
13 April 2016 Transitional residency flowchart
  This flowchart covers the tests to decide if your client is a transitional tax resident.
13 April 2016 Payroll services
  Read the payroll specifications and supporting documentation.
11 April 2016 Understanding PAYE deductions
  As an employer, you're responsible for calculating and deducting income tax and an ACC earners' levy from your employees' salary or wages each pay period and sending these deductions to us on their behalf. This is known as PAYE (pay as you earn).
11 April 2016 Taxing holiday pay
  Holiday pay and pay for statutory holidays are taxed in the period you actually pay them. You can use the online calculator or the PAYE deduction tables to work it out.
11 April 2016 Taxing lump sum payments
  To calculate tax, lump sums are added to the total salary for the year. They are usually liable for ACC earners' levy. There are separate calculations for working out tax on lump sum payments from primary and secondary employments. Employees can elect to pay tax on a lump sum at a higher rate. Cashed-in annual leave is treated as an extra pay or bonus.
11 April 2016 Communicating with us by email
  Find out when and how to get consent from your client to communicate with us by email.
08 April 2016 SPS 16/01 - Requests to amend assessments
  This Standard Practice Statement ("SPS") sets out Inland Revenue's practice for exercising the Commissioner of Inland Revenue's discretion under section 113 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 to amend assessments to ensure their correctness.
07 April 2016 Overseas currency rates 2016 - rolling 12-month average and mid-month
  These tables contain the exchange rates to convert foreign currency amounts to New Zealand dollar value. These rates are now supplied from Bloomberg, in a new PDF format. If you are visually impaired, please contact us on 0800 377 774 to obtain the exchange rate that you require.
07 April 2016 Overseas currency rates 2016 - end of month
  This table contains the end of month exchange rates to convert foreign currency amounts to New Zealand dollar value. These rates are now supplied from Bloomberg, in a new PDF format. If you are visually impaired, please contact us on 0800 377 774 to obtain the exchange rate that you require.
07 April 2016 Filing tax returns from accounting software
  We're working with MYOB and Xero to trial a new service to file GST returns directly from accounting software to Inland Revenue.