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Changes in tax
laws on horizon
By PAUL SHEEHAN
New rules: Changes to tax laws are
on the way.
With a new tax year upon us, it
is a good time to look at some
of the changes in tax laws:
There have been changes to
three tax credits. The under
$9880 and childcare/
housekeeper tax credits have
been abolished. The tax credit
for the active income of children
has been replaced with a limited
Tax refunds for wage and
Generally, wage and salary
taxpayers no longer have to file
a tax return unless they elect to
do so. Not surprisingly, people
have only been filing tax returns
for the years that they know
they are going to get a refund.
In fact, a whole tax refund
industry has developed around
this practice. So the IRD has
moved to close this loophole. If
anyone wants to file a tax return
for the current year, they will
have to file for the previous four
years as well. This change
comes into effect at the start of
the 2017 tax year, but the
Government has left open the
option of introducing this
change earlier by an Order in
Council. My bet is they will.
The minimum Kiwisaver
contribution rate for
employees and employers
has increased from 2 per
cent to 3 per cent of gross
wages and salaries, as from
April 1, 2013.
Family scheme income
continues to expand the
definition of family
income. This time, it has
been expanded to include
any fringe benefits where
the benefit is part of a
salary trade-off. For
example, an employee
might take a lower salary in
exchange for a company car.
The definition of family
income is used to calculate
entitlement to the following
forms of assistance: Working For
Families credits, the parental
income thresholds for student
allowances, community services
cards, child support and student
New rules have been introduced
to apportion the expenses that
can be claimed for mixed-use
assets. A mixed-use asset is
defined as one that is used
during an income year to earn
income, used privately and is
not used for at least 62 days in
an income year. This will reduce
the amount of expenses that
owners of holiday homes,
charter boats and charter planes
will be able to claim.
You should contact your
chartered accountant or
financial advisor before making
any financial commitment.
Paul Sheehan is a chartered
accountant. Phone 355 2636.
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