Tax time planner for small business

Everything you need to know to stay IRD compliant

Select a date to find out what you need to do this tax time

February 20

PAYE, one more time?

This week in 1999, Britney Spears had the number one song in NZ with "Baby One More Time?", four months after its release. Make sure you're on time with PAYE today.

Submit your EDF/IR345 and EMS/IR348 for January 2019. That’s for smaller business employers who deduct less than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year.

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file your EDF/IR345 and payment for deductions made between the 1st and 15th of February 2019.

Payroll checklist:

  • Employer deductions (EDF/IR345) form and payment (if applicable)
  • Employer Monthly Schedule (EMS/IR348) (if applicable)

Payday filing is coming! There are only two monthly reporting deadlines left! If you're a small business owner, get ready now. Find out how

February 28

No leaping this year

2019 isn't a leap year so today is the last day of February. But that doesn't mean you can take it easy because there might be one or two things to do today.

GST payment return and payment is due today for the period ended January 2019. Also, Provisional tax instalments are now due for business who use the ratio method. So, it would be best to get it done today.

If you want to reduce the burden of provisional tax, you can pay-as-you-go with the new Accounting Income Method (AIM). You can opt in at the start of the new financial year and file it directly to the IR through MYOB online account software. Find out more

 

Accounting checklist:

  • Process your GST return and payment today
  • Provisional tax instalments are due (if applicable)

March 05

Nothing in the way

This week in 1994, legendary grunge band Nirvana played their final concert in Munich, Germany. Submit the correct forms today rather than keeping your cash in a heart shaped box.

Bigger busines employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to you file your EDF/IR345 and payment for deductions made between 16th and 28th February. 

 

Payroll checklist:

  • Employer deductions (EDF/IR345) form and payment (if applicable)
  • Employer Monthly Schedule (EMS/IR348) (if applicable)

Payday filing is compulsory from 1 April. If you're a small business owner, get ready now. Find out how

 

March 20

It's all relative

On this day in 1915, theoretical physicist Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity. Don't let your business fall into a black hole and submit your relevant forms today.

Smaller business employers and deduct less than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, today applies to you. Time for your EDF/IR345 and EMS/IR348 for February 2019.

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file your EDF/IR345 and payment for deductions made between the 1st and 15th of March 2019.

 

Payroll checklist:

  • Employer deductions (EDF/IR345) form and payment (if applicable)
  • Employer Monthly Schedule (EMS/IR348) (if applicable)

Payday filing is compulsory from 1 April. If you're a small business owner, get ready now. Find out how

March 28

This year is a quarter finished already!

Time flies when you're having fun. Prepare your business for the next quarter of 2019 by lodging the forms that are relevant to you.

GST payment return and payment is due today for the period ended February 2019. Avoid the admin headache of managing your GST too when you track and file automatically through MYOB online accounting software to the IR. Learn how

Accounting checklist:

  • Process your GST return and payment today

April 01

Payday filing mandatory for all employers.

Today, all employers who haven't voluntarily opted in are automatically onboarded to payday filing What's changing:

  • IR348 replaced with Employment Information (EI) schedule, submitted as part of your payroll process and frequency
  • KS1 and KS10 replaced by the Employee Details (ED) file, submitted as part of your payroll process and frequency
  • IR345 no longer required to be filed to the IR
  • IR344 replaced by correcting employment information online at myIR
  • IR330 replaced with single online form in myIR due on, or before, any new employee's first payday

Payroll checklist:

  • Employment Information (EI) returns are due to be submitted within 2 working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers

April 05

We hope you weren't fooled!

Well, you made it past April Fool's Day so hopefully you dodged any false new stories or prankster friends to focus on what really matters: submitting forms and payments!

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, and switched to payday filing from 1 April, this is the last time you need to file your EDF/IR345 for deductions made between 16th and 31st March.

 

Payroll checklist:

  • Employer deductions (EDF/IR345) form and payment (if applicable)
  • PAYE payments due for employers < $500,000 PAYE/ESCT p.a.

April 07

Be master and commander of your business

On this day in 1964, Russell Crowe was born in Wellington. Be the master and commander of your end-of-year income tax this year – If you have a tax agent and have a valid extension of time – today is the due date for submission.

It’s also the final day to submit your FBT return and payment for the last financial year, so don’t let this crucial day pass you by.

Accounting checklist:

  • End-of-year income tax due for clients of tax agents.
  • FBT return and payment due for clients of tax agents.

April 20

Assemble your PAYE and BAS!

Before you run off and see Avengers: Endgame next week, make sure you lodge your relevant PAYE and monthly business activity statements. This might not protect your business from Thanos but it will help with everything else. 

All your employer deductions forms and payments are due, along with an employer monthly schedule. It doesn’t matter whether you deduct less than $500,000 PAYE and ESCT per year - everyone has to fill out the forms and pay.

You’ll also need to make sure your EDF/IR 345 and payment is made for deductions made between the 1st and 15th of the month.

Payroll checklist:

  • Lucky last Employer Monthly Schedule (EDF/345, EMS/348) (if applicable)
  • PAYE payments due for all employers

May 05

Cinco de Mayo!

The 5th of May is observed in Mexico to commemorate their army's victory over the French army in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. And also, it's a day to celebrate all things Mexico!

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file payment for deductions made between the 16th and 30 April 2019

 

Payroll checklist:

  • PAYE payments due for employers >$500,000 PAYE/ESCT p.a.

Remember: 

  • Employment Information (EI) schedule due to the IR within two working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers
  • Remember, EMS's are no longer required to be submitted to the IR now that payday filing is mandatory. You should be filing your Employment Information (EI) schedule as part of your payroll process.

May 07

It's NZ Music Month!

Managed by the New Zealand Music Commission Te Reo Reka o Aotearoa, NZ Music month is an annual event to celebrate NZ music and the people who make it!

GST payment return and payment is due today for the period ended March 2019. Avoid the admin headache of managing your GST too when you track and file automatically through MYOB online accounting software to the IR. Learn how.

Accounting checklist:

  • Process your GST return and payment today

May 20

Make your business buzz with productivity

Today is World Bee Day! Recognised by the United Nations, today celebrates the 30,000 species of bees in the world that help millions of plants, including food crops, to reproduce through pollination. Bees might be tiny but they're amazingly important!

Smaller business employers and deduct less than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, time to submit PAYE payment for May 2019.

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file payment for deductions made between the 1st and 15th of June 2019.

Payroll checklist:

  • PAYE payments due for all employers

Remember:

  • EMS's are no longer required to be submitted to the IR now that payday filing is mandatory. You should be filing your Employment Information (EI) schedule as part of your payroll process.
  • Employment Information (EI) schedule due to the IR within two working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers

May 28

Winter is coming

Dig out your jackets, light your fires and enjoy the cold mornings while you lodge and pay for your GST.

Avoid the admin headache of managing your GST too when you track and file automatically through MYOB online accounting software to the IR. Learn how. 

Accounting checklist:

  • Process your GST return and payment today

May 31

Build a bridge to your customers

On this day in 1578, the first stone of the oldest bridge in Paris, Pont Neuf, was laid by King Henry III. It took another 29 years for its construction to be complete. Hopefully it won't take you that long to submit your FBT.

FBT returns are due quartely by default, unless you've registered with the IR for a different filing frequency. Today the FBT quartely return and payment is due for the period between January to March 2019.

Accounting checklist:

  • Process your quarterly and annual FBT returns and payments today.

June 05

Happy Arbor Day!

Arbor day is recognised all over the world but in New Zealand, it's today! It's a chance to conserve the environment and plant a tree. So while you get out the shovel and dirt, submit your relevant forms.

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file payment for deductions made between the 16th and 30 April 2019

Payroll checklist:

  • PAYE payments due for employers >$500,000 PAYE/ESCT p.a.

Remember:

  • EMS's are no longer required to be submitted to the IR now that payday filing is mandatory. You should be filing your Employment Information (EI) schedule as part of your payroll process.
  • Employment Information (EI) schedule due to the IR within two working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers

June 20

World first for New Zealand

On this day in 1987, the All-Blacks won the very first rugby World Cup in Auckland. Defeating France 29-9, the team went one to win it twice more in 2011 and 2015.

Smaller business employers and deduct less than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, time to submit PAYE payment for May 2019.

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file payment for deductions made between the 1st and 15th of June 2019.

Payroll checklist:

  • PAYE payments due for all employers

Remember:

  • Employment Information (EI) schedule due to the IR within two working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers

June 28

We’ve simplified GST

Complete your return by filing it directly to Inland Revenue from within MYOB Essentials or AccountRight for a fast, easy and accurate return. It’s also completely paperless – no more forms or relying on post or couriers!

Accounting checklist:

  • Process your GST return and payment today

July 05

Happy Birthday RZA!

Today is the birthday of Robert Diggs, the rapper, producer and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, better known by his stage name RZA. Conduct your business Shaolin-style and submit your relevant forms today.

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file payment for deductions made between the 16th and 30 April 2019

Payroll checklist:

  • PAYE payments due for employers >$500,000 PAYE/ESCT p.a.

Remember:

  • EMS's are no longer required to be submitted to the IR now that payday filing is mandatory. You should be filing your Employment Information (EI) schedule as part of your payroll process.
  • Employment Information (EI) schedule due to the IR within two working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers

July 22

It's so easy to submit FBT

This week in 1987, Guns N' Roses released their debut album, Appetite For Destruction. Make sure nobody is out to get you when you do you quarterly FBT and your business will be headed for Paradise City.

FBT returns are due quartely by default, unless you've registered with the IR for a different filing frequency. Today the FBT quartely return and payment is due for the period between April to June 2019.

Accounting checklist:

  • Process your quarterly and annual FBT returns and payments today.

July 29

Expand your horizons

On this day in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was formed. Better known as NASA, it is still the leading organisation dedicated to exploration and education of the known universe.

Your GST payment return and payment is due today for the period ended June 2019. Avoid the admin headache of managing your GST too when you track and file automatically through MYOB online accounting software to the IR. Learn how.

Accounting checklist:

  • Process your GST return and payment today

August 05

Make your business sing!

Remember MySpace? 16 years ago this week it started and it is still going today. Don't let your business fly under the radar and file today's payment, if it applies to you.

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file payment for deductions made between the 16th and 30 April 2019

Payroll checklist:

  • PAYE payments due for employers >$500,000 PAYE/ESCT p.a.

Remember:

  • EMS's are no longer required to be submitted to the IR now that payday filing is mandatory. You should be filing your Employment Information (EI) schedule as part of your payroll process.
  • Employment Information (EI) schedule due to the IR within two working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers

August 20

World Mosquito Day!

Today is the annual commemoration of Dr Ronald Ross' discovery in 1897 that mosquitoes were responsible for transmitting malaria between human beings. It's probably a good thing that this was discovered so let's remember it while you sort out any payments that are due.

Smaller business employers and deduct less than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, time to submit PAYE payment for May 2019.

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file payment  for deductions made between the 1st and 15th of June 2019. 

 

Payroll checklist:

  • PAYE payments due for all employers

Remember:

  • EMS's are no longer required to be submitted to the IR now that payday filing is mandatory. You should be filing your Employment Information (EI) schedule as part of your payroll process.
  • Employment Information (EI) schedule due to the IR within two working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers

August 28

Dr King had a dream

On this day in 1963, Dr Martin Luther King gave his famous 'I Have A Dream' speech in Washington DC. He told thousands of people his vision for racial harmony which is still being fought for today.

GST payment return and payment is due today for the period ended July 2019. Avoid the admin headache of managing your GST too when you track and file automatically through MYOB online accounting software to the IR. Learn how.

Accounting checklist:

  • Process your GST return and payment today

September 05

Spring has sprung!

Spring starts this month. That means as long as you make your PAYE payments, if you need to, good things will grow in your business! 

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file payment for deductions made between the 16th and 30 April 2019

Payroll checklist:

  • PAYE payments due for employers >$500,000 PAYE/ESCT p.a.

Remember:

  • EMS's are no longer required to be submitted to the IR now that payday filing is mandatory. You should be filing your Employment Information (EI) schedule as part of your payroll process.
  • Employment Information (EI) schedule due to the IR within two working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers

September 20

If you could do your PAYE, that'd be greeeeeat.

Today is actor Gary Cole's birthday. He played the coffee drinking boss in Office Space who wanted Peter to come in on Saturday. If you make your relevant payments today, you won't have to go ahead and come in on Sunday too. Mmmkay? Thanks!

Smaller business employers and deduct less than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, time to submit PAYE payment for May 2019.

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file payment for deductions made between the 1st and 15th of June 2019.

Payroll checklist:

  • PAYE payments due for all employers

Remember:

  • EMS's are no longer required to be submitted to the IR now that payday filing is mandatory. You should be filing your Employment Information (EI) schedule as part of your payroll process.
  • Employment Information (EI) schedule due to the IR within two working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers

September 30

Three months to go!

Can you believe it's almost 2020? While you freak about that, it's probably a good time to take care of your recent GST return and payment.

GST payment return and payment is due today for the period ended August 2019. Avoid the admin headache of managing your GST too when you track and file automatically through MYOB online accounting software to the IR. Learn how.

Accounting checklist:

  • Process your GST return and payment today

October 05

Hit the road to the end of 2019!

 This week in 1908, the Model T Ford automobile first went on sale to the public. The most influential car of the 20th century had a sticker price of USD $825 which is the equivalent of NZD $34,045 in today's currency.

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file payment for deductions made between the 16th and 30 April 2019

Payroll checklist:

  • PAYE payments due for employers >$500,000 PAYE/ESCT p.a.

Remember:

  • EMS's are no longer required to be submitted to the IR now that payday filing is mandatory. You should be filing your Employment Information (EI) schedule as part of your payroll process.
  • Employment Information (EI) schedule due to the IR within two working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers

October 20

Be your own hero

Today is Heroes Day in Kenya. Also known as Mashujaa Day (Swahili for 'heroes'), today honours those who contributed to Kenya's fight for independence in the past, today and in the future.

Smaller business employers and deduct less than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, time to submit PAYE payment for May 2019.

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file payment for deductions made between the 1st and 15th of June 2019.

Payroll checklist:

  • PAYE payments due for all employers

Remember:

  • EMS's are no longer required to be submitted to the IR now that payday filing is mandatory. You should be filing your Employment Information (EI) schedule as part of your payroll process.
  • Employment Information (EI) schedule due to the IR within two working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers

October 21

A new hope

Today is Carrie Fisher's birthday. The late great Princess (then General) Leia was an inspiration to thousands of moviegoers throughout the world. May the force be with her.

FBT returns are due quartely by default, unless you've registered with the IR for a different filing frequency. Today the FBT quartely return and payment is due for the period between July to September 2019.

Accounting checklist:

  • Process your quarterly and annual FBT returns and payments today.

October 28

Avert disaster

On this day in 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis ended and the closest we ever came to nuclear war was stopped. The USA and Soviet Union ended their confrontation and hopefully, human beings will never come that close again.

GST payment return and payment is due today for the period ended September 2019. Avoid the admin headache of managing your GST too when you track and file automatically through MYOB online accounting software to the IR. Learn how.

Accounting checklist:

  • Process your GST return and payment today

November 05

For the players

This week in 2006, The PlayStation 3 game console was released. it went on to sell 80 million units in its lifespan despite launching with a NZ pricetag of $1200 at the time.

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file payment for deductions made between the 16th and 30 April 2019

Payroll checklist:

  • PAYE payments due for employers >$500,000 PAYE/ESCT p.a.

Remember:

  • EMS's are no longer required to be submitted to the IR now that payday filing is mandatory. You should be filing your Employment Information (EI) schedule as part of your payroll process.
  • Employment Information (EI) schedule due to the IR within two working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers

November 20

PAYE is not a riddle inside an enigma

Today is New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's birthday. in 1966, Garrison began several years of investigation and court cases into a possible conspiracy into the assassination of President John F Kennedy - a mystery that still holds attention today.

Smaller business employers and deduct less than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, time to submit PAYE payment for May 2019.

Bigger business employers who deduct more than $500,000 PAYE or ESCT per year, need to file payment for deductions made between the 1st and 15th of June 2019.

Payroll checklist:

  • PAYE payments due for all employers

Remember:

  • EMS's are no longer required to be submitted to the IR now that payday filing is mandatory. You should be filing your Employment Information (EI) schedule as part of your payroll process.
  • Employment Information (EI) schedule due to the IR within two working days of pay on date for electronic filers and 10 working days for paper filers

November 28

We're nearly there

It's almost the holidays and hopefully, you've submitted everything correctly. Let's start 2020!

Whether you run your business with MYOB Essentials or MYOB AccountRight, today is taken care of. Both packages make it easy to file your GST return and payment directly to Inland Revenue. Which is what today is all about.

Accounting checklist:

  • Process your GST return and payment today

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