The Government have passed a law that will allow them to automatically assess all New Zealand Salary and Wage earners. If they feel that they hold the correct information, they will then proceed with issuing a Tax Refund or Tax Bill. This will come into effect from April the 1st 2019 and will be in effect for the Tax year ending 31-03-2019 and onwards.

Due to the law change – gone are the days of just cherry picking a year, getting a refund and not worrying about if you under paid your tax in any other years, or putting your head in the sand by not declaring everything you are required by law.

Because of this change, we are altering the services we offer to become more of a Personal Tax Advisory service to help salary and wage earners in New Zealand by making sure that they are compliant with IRD and have another affordable option for tax matters other than having to contact IRD.

Unsure what your tax obligations are and what to tell IRD?

Don’t have the time to find out.

Don’t want to talk or check with IRD.

Below is your answer…….

Firstly, if you are just a Salary and Wage earner in NZ you will fall into 1 of 3 Categories:

  1. No Extra Information Required – Auto Assess Tax Bill or Tax Refund Processed by IRD
  2. More information required – Submit to IRD
  3. IR3 filer – Withholding Payments Income/Schedular Payments, Rental Income, other income sources and reasons to be declared

Sounds confusing – don’t worry we have you covered. Below are our new services for the 2019 tax year and on.

Category 1: No Extra Information Required – Auto Assess Tax Bill or Tax Refund Processed by IRD

If you choose to apply with us and you fall into this category, we will make sure you are compliant with IRD. IRD’s criteria for you to be in this category is based on past history - IRD doesn’t take into account things that may have changed over the last tax year. IRD leave it to you to inform them and there are a number of criteria that can change you being in this category. If you don’t advise them of these changes this could result in penalties, interest, having to pay more or having to repay back refunded amounts. On the other hand, our online application may highlight areas which we can change, which may result in you getting more refunded. Our simple online application will make sure that you have submitted your tax obligations (if any).

If you have a tax bill (for many this will be a first) – we will make sure that it is correct and if there is anything that can be done to reduce it. We will inform you of why the tax bill occurred and how to stop it happening again.

For these services there will be a flat fee of $29 plus GST (that’s it) – we will be your point of contact for the year in all tax matters. No waiting on hold for hours with IRD (last year people were on hold for 1 - 2 hours and at times longer) - this year will be worse! A quick email or call to us and it’s sorted. Our simple online application will ensure that you are compliant with IRD and have another affordable option for tax matters other than having to personally contact IRD.

If we find that you do not fall into this category, we will inform you and get you changed to Category 2 or 3.

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Category 2: More information required – Submit to IRD

IRD requires more information from you. We will check, consult you and then act in your best interests. This will save you time and make sure everything is done correctly. The fee this service will remain the same as prior years.

If you have a tax bill – we will make sure that it is correct and if there is anything that can be done to reduce it. We will inform you of why the tax bill occurred and how to stop it happening again. For this there will be a flat fee of only $29 plus GST.

There are many factors that can change the outcomes above – our online application will ensure that you are getting the best result either way and that you are compliant with IRD. IRD hold you responsible to make sure you know and have declared everything. If we find that you do not fall into this category, we will inform IRD and get you changed to Category 1 or 3.

We will be your point of contact for the year in all tax matters. No waiting on hold for hours with IRD (last year people were on hold for 1 - 2 hours and at times longer) - this year will be worse! A quick email or call to us and it’s sorted, making sure that you are compliant with IRD and have another affordable option for tax matters other than having to personally contact IRD.

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Category 3: IR3 filer – Withholding Payments Income/Schedular Payments, Rental Income, other income sources and reasons to be declared

IRD requires you to file an IR3 – again we will check to see why and if you need to, consult you and act from there. Fee’s for this will remain as in past years. Our simple online application will ensure that you are getting the best result either way and that you are compliant with IRD. IRD hold you responsible to make sure you know and have declared everything. If we find that you do not fall into this category, we will inform IRD and get you changed to Category 1 or 2.

In summary:

So, a lot of changes. Some great for you and some not so good depending on individual situations.

Every salary and wage earner in NZ will now have to ensure that IRD hold their correct information and if not, engage with IRD each year. IRD are putting the sole responsibility on you to provide them with the correct information, if you don’t they will just go on what they think is correct. This potentially can leave you exposed, and your assessment processed incorrectly. Again, this is your responsibility.

Our simple online application will ensure that you are compliant giving you peace of mind, limiting any shocks in the future. We will be your point of contact for the year in all tax matters. No waiting on hold for hours with IRD. A quick email or call to us and it’s sorted. Giving you an affordable option for tax matters other than having to personally contact IRD.

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