Just like your birthday comes round every year, so do important dates for your business. Planning for those dates, whether it’s tax, your annual return, or other filing, will make things run smoothly.
Here are some key dates:
Inland Revenue has made it easy for you to work out when you need to file returns and pay tax — whether it’s for GST, provisional tax, fringe benefit tax or income tax. Check out:
More tools and guides are in Business.govt.nz’s Tax & accounting section.
Every company in New Zealand has to file an annual return with the Companies Office each year to confirm it’s still operating as a company. There’s a $45 fee to do this. If you don’t file your annual return each year, your company risks being removed from the Companies Register. You can easily set up reminders from Companies Office (external link) so that you don’t forget.
ACC sends out invoices for levies at different times of the year, depending on the type of ACC cover you have, and when it receives information from IR about your earnings. You must pay the levy by the date shown on the invoice. You can register at the ACC Online Services website (external link) and set up alerts for when payments are almost due. The ACC website (external link) explains about levies and how to pay.
business.govt.nz’s handy tool Compliance Matters (external link) can help you keep across compliance matters from a range of government departments. You can search by industry and business structure, as well as topics, such as tax and administration.