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If you’ve never had to file a tax return before, doing so can seem like a daunting task. But never fear! We’ve put together a beginners’ guide to personal tax in New Zealand, including helpful links to the relevant Inland Revenue resources and the forms that you’ll need.

Of course, if the thought of doing your taxes bores you and you’d much rather we do it all for you, please get in touch!…

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If we’re making a list of pleasurable things to do, filing a tax return will rank somewhere near the end. It is tedious, which is why so many people don’t bother.

However, there is at least one good reason to make an effort – they may owe you money! Here’s a guide on how to get it back, even if you missed filing your return.

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The Most Common Tax Mistakes

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Making mistakes when dealing with tax is pretty easy to do. Tax law can be cryptic and it changes constantly, so it is little wonder that people can get confused.

Are you concerned that you may be paying too much tax? Let’s take a look at a few of the mistakes we see often.

Inaccurate Tax Records and Returns       

It’s tedious keeping records and receipts.…

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Have you just landed your first job? Or perhaps you’ve changed jobs? There’s one form you really need to fill out to ensure you don’t get over taxed!

It’s called an IR330.

What is an IR330?

If you are an employee earning a salary or wage then you’ll need to fill out this form. Once you fill it out, sign the form and give it to your employer.…

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Want to get some of your tax money back? Tax can be complicated, but getting back what you might be owed should be easy. Here are a few ideas about the types of claims you can make, and we’ll tell you why you should act sooner rather than later!

Make sure you’re on the right tax code

First things first.…

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Have You Paid Too Much Tax?

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Few people enjoy paying taxes and certainly no one wants to pay a cent more in tax than they should! But many New Zealanders unwittingly pay more tax than is necessary, often due to payment errors or by not claiming the deductions to which they are entitled.

Do you suspect that you might have overpaid your tax last year?…

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Are you travelling and looking for a way to fund your stay in New Zealand? Or perhaps you’re  after some temporary work and a change of scene? If so, there is a growing demand for fruit pickers in New Zealand.

New Zealand needs entry-level and seasoned migrant workers to help maintain orchards and gather the harvest.…

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Have you got the right travel insurance?

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If you do not have the correct travel insurance cover, you risk losing a significant amount of money.

The amount you could lose varies depending on the flexibility of your ticket, your health, the value of your luggage, the risk of the destination, and any existing overlapping cover you may have through other insurances.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the basic considerations along with some of the “gotchas” that could catch you out.…

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How to Get Out of Debt

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Carrying too much debt?

If you feel debt is becoming a burden, and too much of your money is being drained away by high interest charges, then we’ve put together a few ideas on how you can solve this problem.

Getting out of debt means freedom. It gives you more opportunity. Your life becomes a lot less stressful.…

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How to Save Money

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The sooner you start saving, the sooner you’ll reach your financial goals. But it can be difficult to start, especially if you’re more accustomed to spending rather than saving.

At My Tax, we want you to keep a lot more of your own money, so we’ve written a series of articles on saving money and spending wisely.…

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