IRD [taxpolicy] Tax bill introduced

The Taxation (Annual Rates, Trans-Tasman Savings Portability, KiwiSaver, and Remedial Matters) Bill was tabled in Parliament today.  The bill introduces changes to the tax rules to allow New Zealanders returning home from Australia to bring their retirement savings with them.  It also includes a number of technical changes to the rules surrounding KiwiSaver, gift duty

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IRD – November issue of Business Tax Update

In this issue you can read about the new payroll giving scheme, direct credit refunds, relocation payments and overtime meal and sustenance allowances, KiwiSaver contact centre hours, tax pooling, making tax payments on time, associated persons, volunteer payments, GST legislation changes, and compulsory employer contributions.   Here’s the link to the November issue of Business

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Payroll Giving Signed Into Legislation

Payroll software companies are soon to play an important role in the promotion of charitable giving in New Zealand according to Heather Newell, a specialist in fundraising for the non profit sector.   “We are hoping that payroll software providers will play a key role in persuading companies that there are benefits for both the

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DOL: Wage Growth Report – September 2009 Quarter

Released Wednesday, 4 November 2009 Annual wage growth in the adjusted Labour Cost Index was 2.1% in the September 2009 quarter, the lowest growth rate since 2002. The adjusted Labour Cost Index showed annual wage growth was the strongest in the education industry (up 3.7%) and health & community services (up 3.4%). Labour demand continued

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IRD Agents Answers Newsletter Nov 2009

In this issue you can read about 2009 income tax filing season, L letter availability, major tax bill passed, reducing paper statements and notices, UOMI rates current and past, GST returns filed online and refund transfer requests, Online tools – *tool for business*, *Payroll giving*- a new initiative, NZICA road show at a town near

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