TURNING SKILLS INTO MONEY AND A BETTER LIFESTYLE

“Success can be a double-edged sword,” he says. “I think as a business owner you have to stop working in your business long enough to see where it’s going, so you can work on your business. For me, I soon realised I needed to have a so-called exit strategy; ideally I’d like to get to the point where all I’m doing in the business is having cups of coffee with our clients.”

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WHAT BUSINESS EXPENSES ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

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What business expenses can you deduct in your income tax return? It depends on your business structure, but includes things such as:ACC leviesaccounting feesbank chargescontractor costsdepreciation (wear and tear)entertainment (be careful!)home office expenseslease or rental costslegal feesmotor vehicle expenses e.g. WOF, registration, repairs, insurance, FBTpurchases (for business purposes e.g. stock, materials)travel e.g. fuel, parking, business travelstationery, printing and office costs […]

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COVID-19 BUSINESS & TAX SUPPORT

Income Tax

​If you are unable to pay this tax on time because of the effect of COVID-19 on your business, IRD expect that you will pay this tax as soon as practicable. In such cases our recommendation is that you contact IRD now to let them know you can’t pay the tax on time and negotiate a payment plan. 

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