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Problems with GST returns

February 9th, 2017 | Posted by Accountants Auckland in Accountant in Auckland - (Comments Off on Problems with GST returns)

Having a few problems trying to file your GST return this month?  You’re not alone.  Inland Revenue released their new GST system this week and in the spirit of upgrades everywhere it appears to actually be a downgrade (well so far anyway)!  I’m not telling you anything you don’t know right but the main issue you may be experiencing is not being authorised for GST in the IRD’s system (there’s no GST tab when you log in).

  1. To fix this, the master account holder (who will normally be the company Director) needs to log into their myIR and give you access (video below).
  2. However, if like so many businesses, your kindly Director has no recollection of the master details then I’m afraid he or she is going to have to get in that lovely long line and wait patiently for someone on the IRD phone lines to help you through the authorisation process.  Good luck.

Best not leave your GST return to the last minute


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Fancy Jam and Scones with the IRD?

February 3rd, 2017 | Posted by Accountants Auckland in Chartered Accountants Auckland - (Comments Off on Fancy Jam and Scones with the IRD?)

mWe may all grumble about the IRD but you know what?  They’re actually pretty good sports at heart.  They regularly hand out great big head-starts to who they’re targeting and they’re pretty open about it too.  All you need to do is read between those fluffy warm lines to see who “they’re after”.  Take this recent release for example.  It almost sounds as if you’ll be enjoying Jam and Scones with Nana but it’s really just their way of announcing open season on cafes, restaurants, takeaway stores and hotels so if you’re in the hospitality industry consider yourself warned.  Perhaps even sort out those holes in your tax records now (before they turn up, scone-less)!