Agents Answers - 2012
Agents Answers is our monthly newsletter to tax agents on operational and technical issues. Browse issues from 2012.
In this issue: Our service availability over the holiday break, key changes in Taxation (Annual Rates, Returns Filing, and Remedial Matters) Act 2012, employing students or casual staff over the holiday period, filing due date extended for earthquake-affected customers, KiwiSaver changes for employers, foreign investment fund legislative changes, Working for Families Tax Credits and business income, anniversary holidays and payment due dates, holiday pay and deducting child support, abusive tax position penalty and the anti-avoidance provision, tax treatment when cashing in annual holidays.
In this issue: 2012 income tax filing season, new platform for E-File service, UOMI rates, special determination S22, getting the best out of transfers, industry benchmarks updated, AIL registrations, herd scheme restructuring - an update, eGST off to a flying start, supplying street addresses on forms.
In this issue: Guiding small businesses through tax compliance, historic depreciation rates and grandparented structures, donation tax credit and income losses, correcting mistakes - helping your clients get it right, cashing up on KiwiSaver, destination codes for electronic correspondence, paid parental leave maximum entitlement rate increase, voice ID reaches 400,000 enrolments, online services name change, change to debt arrangement statements, updated mileage rate for business use of motor vehicles, an update for investors in Guinness Peat Group plc, compulsory extra student loan deductions.
In this issue: Inland Revenue's compliance focus for 2012-13, keeping us informed about a company's status, just launched - improved GST return filing, new rules for taxing employer superannuation contributions, options for paying provisional tax, choosing the right ESCT rate for employees' salary or wages, join in New Zealand's ShakeOut, how to make arrears deductions, grounds for issuing RWT exemption certificates, client list and interim filing numbers, Agents Answers survey - what you told us, new ACC invoice design, clarity around certain income tax issues, completing the Look-through company election form (IR 862), look-though companies, rental properties and avoidance, electing to transition to an LTC.
In this issue: Getting the best from your TAMs reports, land supply - treatment of transitional services, newsletter email looks to the future, new double tax agreement with Canada, late filing penalties - Commissioner's practice, compliance focus document coming soon, peak season service availability, changed your contact details, interest deductibility for LTCs, should your client file an IR3 or receive a PTS, thin capitalisation legislation changes.
In this issue: KiwiSaver turns five, Budget 2012 announcements, foreign investment funds and controlled foreign company disclosures, Agents Answers reader survey still open, using the right trade name, how to tax contracts for planning commissioners, share exemption list now updated, we've gone mobile, Working for Families Tax Credits IR215 availability, converting IR3 filing customers to PTS customers, getting an IRD number for an entity, remember to link and delink clients to your agency, coming soon enhanced online GST return filing.
In this issue: International tax changes, keep up to date with tax pooling changes, 2012 mileage rates delayed, international tax disclosure exemption ITR23, changes to the livestock valuation election rules, change to use-of-money interest rates, get faster refunds with direct credit to your bank, deductibility of farm-related expenditure, new versions of our guides now available, increase for childcare and boarding service providers, binding rulings on deductibility of break-fees re-issued, deducting ESCT from your employer cash contributions, Agents Answers reader survey.
In this issue: Industry benchmarks a stepping stone for improvement, tax treatment of shares following Telecom demerger, keeping your contact details up to date, Don’t miss out on your Agents Answers email, posting paper returns, what to do when linking new clients, refunds we've sent in error, where to get an IRD number application form, due date reminder tools, do you have clients affected by the Penny and Hooper decision, personal tax summary (PTS) available online, portfolio investment income (PIE) changes, missed the 7 April payment?
In this issue: Hanover Finance investors may be able to claim tax losses, 2012 rates for national standard costs for specified livestock, 2013 tax year EOT and filing, due date falling on weekend or public holiday, tax time - be prepared and register online now, interest calculation error for some non-resident companies, where to get IRD number applications verified, regaining a client’s extension of time, filing the correct FBT return, error in printed IR7 return for partnerships and LTCs, who are your key officeholders?
In this issue: Get ready for April 2012 student loan changes, Changes to ESCT from April 2012, 2012 annual returns, GST refunds process for SMEs, Leaky buildings and GST, Imputation account balances, New rates for child support 2012-13, Working for Families changes effective 1 April 2012, Ceasing to operate a business, Public consultation on tax avoidance statement, Corresponding with us by "secure mail", Important information for investors in Guinness Peat Group plc, Some FBT returns have an incorrect date, Electronic filing and the 31 March target, Call for consultation.
In this issue: End-of-year filing performance tips, L letter availability for 2012, request for "D" list status for 2011 returns, changes to the 2012 IR3 agent run, deemed rate, land and zero-rating for GST, revised depreciation rates for chattels, look-through companies and interest deductibility, Nelson floods, certificate of exemption from tax on schedular payments, new ACC rates agreed by Cabinet, an insight into binding rulings and requests for reassessments.
Date published: 07 Feb 2012
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