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Introduction to business videos

We have developed a series of videos to help you when you are going in to business for yourself. View each of the six videos below.

1: Business structures

Learn if you should operate your business as a sole trader, partnership or company.

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Flash video | 6:46 mins

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Mātakina tēnei ataata mā tētahi atu reo kē ›

Watch the "Business structures" video in Sign Language ›

한국어로 된 "Business structures"(사업 구조) 영상 보기 ›

观看中文视频《经营方式》 ›

See "Find tools and links mentioned in the videos" for more useful information to help you get started.

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2: Income and provisional tax

Learn about income and provisional tax if you've just started working for yourself.

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Flash video | 5:46 mins

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Mātakina tēnei ataata mā tētahi atu reo kē ›

Watch the "Income and provisional tax" video in Sign Language ›

한국어로 된 "소득세와 예납세" 비디오 보기 ›

观看中文视频《收入和预缴税》 ›

View these pages for specific information to help you get started:

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3: Expenses

Learn what expenses you can deduct in your income tax return.

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Flash video | 5:04 mins

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Mātakina tēnei ataata mā tētahi atu reo kē ›

Watch the "Expenses" video in Sign Language ›

한국어로 된 "사업비용" 비디오 보기 ›

观看中文视频《支出》 ›

View these pages for specific information to help you get started:

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4: Depreciation

Find out what you need to know about depreciation if you're in business for yourself.

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Flash video | 6:04 mins

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Mātakina tēnei ataata mā tētahi atu reo kē ›

Watch the "Depreciation" video in Sign Language ›

한국어로 된 "감가상각" 비디오 보기 ›

观看中文视频《折旧》 ›

View these pages for specific information to help you get started:

Note

The maximum pooling value for the 2014-2015 or previous income years is $2,000. The maximum pooling value has increased to $5,000 for the 2015-2016 year onwards.

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5: Registering for GST

Find out if you should register for GST and what you need to do when you have.

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Flash video | 5:07 mins

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Mātakina tēnei ataata mā tētahi atu reo kē ›

Watch the "Registering for GST" video in Sign Language ›

한국어로 된 "Registering for GST"(부가가치세 등록하기) 영상 보기 ›

观看中文视频《注册商品服务税》 ›

View these pages for specific information to help you get started:

 

6: Record keeping

Learn about keeping records when you're in business for yourself.

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Flash video | 3:25 mins

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Mātakina tēnei ataata mā tētahi atu reo kē ›

Watch the "Record keeping" video in Sign Language ›

한국어로 된 "Record keeping"(증빙서류 보관하기) 영상 보기 ›

观看中文视频《记录保存》 ›

See "Find tools and links mentioned in the videos" for more useful information to help you get started.

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Find tools and links mentioned in the videos

  • Our "Tool for business", an online interactive tool to help you get all your small business tax issues sorted quickly and simply
  • Register for myIR Secure Online Services to send us secure emails and file your returns online
  • business.govt.nz provides tools to start, manage and grow your business
  • The Companies Office website allows you to register your business, get an IRD number and register for GST
  • You should also consider seeking expert advice from an accountant or tax agent, business advisor or business consultant