Problems with IRD? An experienced IRD accountant can help!

As an accountant with over 30 years experience I have been involved in many IRD related issues and late tax return filings with IRD in New Zealand.

Give me a call on 09 266 8379 and we can discuss your case and how I can help!

But lets discuss a few basics:

Most people who earn a wage don’t need to file a tax return because your employer would have done the right thing and will have arranged deductions and payment on your behalf.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule, so what does the IRD recommends: (from: https://www.ird.govt.nz/income-tax-individual/end-year/ir3/#02)

Do you need to file an IR3 return?

You need to file an IR3 return if you earned income other than salary, wages, interest, dividends, and/or taxable Māori authority distributions. Other income includes:

  • rental income
  • income from a taxable property sale
  • self-employed or business income
  • overseas income
  • income from cash jobs or “under the table” payments
  • income from an illegal enterprise
  • royalties
  • more than $200 of schedular payments (formerly withholding payments)
  • estate, trust or partnership income
  • distribution of income/loss from a look-through company (LTC)
  • over $200 of overseas interest and dividends that did have tax deducted
  • overseas interest and dividends that didn’t have tax deducted
  • income without PAYE deducted, such as shareholder-employee salary or a claim received under a taxable loss of earnings policy
  • allocated income from a portfolio investment entity that was taxed at a zero rate
  • received portable superannuation or Veteran’s Pension (note that due to this late change the requirement to file an IR3 return is not shown in the 2010 IR3 return guide).

Call Gerard on 09 266 8379 to discuss your case!

You’ll also need to file an IR3 return if you:

  • have losses to claim or brought forward from the previous year
  • have excess imputation credits brought forward from the previous year
  • left or arrived in New Zealand part-way through the year
  • are filing a return for a deceased person to the date of death (if there is a requirement to file a return for the income year)
  • were declared bankrupt part-way through the year (if there is a requirement to file a return for the income year)
  • changed your balance date part-way through the year
  • received allocated income from a portfolio investment entity that was taxed at a rate lower than your correct rate
  • choose to include dividends received from a portfolio investment entity listed on the New Zealand Stock exchange, in order to claim imputation credits.

So if you recognise any of these, give Gerard a call on 09 266 8379 to discuss how to get the best possible result!