What business expenses can you deduct in your income tax return? It depends on your business structure, but includes things such as:
What does this have to do with your tax? Well, we might have asked you to supply information, clarify a request etc etc. We know you're busy! But we don't hear from you promptly. Instead, it drags on and on.
Frankly, that doesn't help you, us, anyone!
So, what we ask is this
1. stop for a moment,
2. send through the info,
3. get their tax refund sooner!
Moral: Stop and sharpen your axe. Work smarter, not harder!
If you're renting out any accommodation, like a house, or a room, you'll probably need to pay tax on that income. Find out what you need to do in this helpful wee vid from Inland Revenue
Check out this cutesy video from the Reserve Bank. It's not bad.
So, you need to download your loan transactions from your bank. How do you do it?
With ANZ, you’re able to view or export up to 24 months transaction history for your Everyday and Savings accounts. You can also view or download up to 24 ANZ credit card statements online. This will allow you to add your transaction history to accounting software.
Click on the account you want, and firstly select the date range, e.g. 01/04/2015 to 31/03/2016
Next, select the type of file to download, e.g. CSV
Then click Export. Voila! You've downloaded the transactions. Simply repeat the process for each account. To download PDFs, go to "Select a File Format" and change to PDF, then click Export.
Click Search and Export. Then select the account. Next, select the From and To Dates. Then, change the export format to CSV using the drop-down arrow. Lastly, click Export and then send to us via email.
Click the image below for a short video on what to do.
See the how-to guide below.
Old Westpac Banking
Firstly, login to Westpac Online Banking, and select the account whose transactions you wish to download.
You then need to change the date range. Make it from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014
Next, click "Download transactions". As per the picture below, a box will drop down.
Click "CSV dd/mm/yyyy"
Your transactions will automatically download. If you are using Internet Explorer, a box will pop up at the bottom of the screen. Choose "Save As" and save the file to your Desktop. You can then email it to us.
New Westpac Banking
Select the account you want to export from. Click Export Transactions, then choose the date range, then the format as shown, then export, and then email to us.
NZ HOME LOANS
NZ Home Loans say:
To download your transactions, "select the account you wish to get these transactions for, this will bring up all previous transactions. In the yellow box you can change the date range if needed and there is an option to export these. There are a couple of different export options which include what you need – CSV."
For help, call NZ Home Loans on 0800 332 837 or visit their website.
Need help? Don't panic. Call us on 09 973 0706 or 0800 890 132
Other FAQs you might have:
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USING ACCOUNTANCYONLINE.CO.NZ/MY TAX QUESTIONNAIRE
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WHAT IS XERO.COM?
WHAT'S THE PROCESS FOR MY TAX RETURNS?
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In this, the third of three videos in the series, Garreth Collard, Principal of EpsomTax.com addresses APIA members on the Sham Trusts. Learn about how your "family" trust might be a sham, what this could mean for you, and how to prevent (and fix) the situation! The video is 12 minutes long, so make sure you're comfortable...
Click here for a copy of the handout being used at the presentation. The other two videos in the series are:COMMON RENTAL OWNERSHIP STRUCTURES [VIDEO]
WHICH OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE SHOULD I USE FOR MY RENTAL PROPERTY? [VIDEO]
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Note: Some partnership agreements do allow annual adjustments to distribution of losses/profits; check the wording of your agreement with your lawyer if you are not sure.
If you own rental property, one of the things your accountant will look at is depreciation. If you've got 6 minutes and 5 seconds, then watch this animated video from Inland Revenue.
Accounting for your rental residential investment property; specialised property tax advice. Buy me a coffee!