Tax time planner for small business

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28 January

A new year brings new responsibilities

Welcome to 2020! Are you ready to make this year a success? Because we are. 

Accounting checklist:
  • Employment information (IR348) payment due for employers who deduct less than $500,000 PAYE and ESCT per year

05 February

It's already February!

Did that go fast? It felt like it went fast. Never fear, you have eleven more months to go before 2021. Sorry if that sounds a bit overwhelming. Take your mind off it by looking at your checklist.

Accounting checklist:
  • Employment information (IR348) payment due for employers who deduct $500,000 PAYE and ESCT or more per year - payment due for deductions made between the 16th and the end of the previous month

07 February

Show your business some love

Valentine's Day is coming up. Don't forget to give some chocolates (income tax) or flowers (FBT return) to the true love of your life (your business).

Accounting checklist:
  • 2019 end-of-year income tax due for people and organisations who don’t have a tax agent
  • Income year FBT return and payment due for people and organisations who don’t have a tax agent

20 February

Work, work, work, work, work

Hey there, did you know Robyn Fenty was born on this day in 1988? Oh sorry, she's better known as Rihanna. And thanks to her career in music and cosmetics, she's worth over US$600 million. It might take a bit of work.

Accounting checklist:
  • Employment information (IR348) payment due for employers who deduct less than $500,000 PAYE and ESCT per year
  • Employment information (IR348) payment due for employers who deduct $500,000 PAYE and ESCT or more per year - payment due for deductions made between the 1st and the 15th of the same month

28 February

Leap into March!

Tomorrow is Leap Year Day, the date that's added to the calendar every four years. If your birthday is tomorrow, you've technically had less birthdays than the rest of us. If it's not, well there's a checklist for you anyway.

Accounting checklist:
  • GST return and payment due
  • Provisional tax instalments due for people and organisations who file GST on a monthly or two-monthly basis, or aren’t registered for GST
  • Provisional tax instalments due for people and organisations who use the ratio method

05 March

Never gonna give you up, Inland Revenue

In Auckland tonight, legendary pop icons Rick Astley and A-ha are playing a show together and... wait come back! You have to look at your checklist before you buy tickets.

Accounting checklist:
  • Employment information (IR348) payment due for employers who deduct $500,000 PAYE and ESCT or more per year - payment due for deductions made between the 16th and the end of the previous month

20 March

First quarter of 2020 is almost over

Before you know it, three months have gone by. Is your business growing and in a better place than at the start of the year? Can you imagine where it will be this time next year?

Accounting checklist:
  • Employment information (IR348) payment due for employers who deduct less than $500,000 PAYE and ESCT per year
  • Employment information (IR348) payment due for employers who deduct $500,000 PAYE and ESCT or more per year - payment due for deductions made between the 1st and the 15th of the same month

30 March

By the Gods!

This week in 1968, Lucy Lawless was born in Auckland. What better way to celebrate the birth of Xena: Warrior Princess than submitting your GST return and payment? (There's probably better ways, but do those first).

Accounting checklist:
  • GST return and payment due

31 March

Big day for your business

Before we head into the second quarter of 2020, take a minute and check what you need to do to finish the first one. There's bound to be something important for you today.

Accounting checklist:
  • 2019 income tax return due for clients of tax agents (with a valid extension of time)

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