Unbelievable how quickly the financial year rolls round, isn’t it? No sooner have you packed away the final accounts and neatly filed invoices (I wish) for the previous year, than March is here again and it’s time to wade through a whole new pile of bank statements.
If you’d like to save money on accountant’s fees or tax refund specialist charges by filing your own return there is help available.
Christchurch City Libraries’ tax page is a great place to start. There’s information about filing returns and links to the IRD to find out if you will get tax back. Teens can keep up-to-date about workplace rights and tax responsibilities.
Gareth Morgan’s recent book, The Big Kahuna, gives an interesting perspective on the purpose of tax and the distribution of wealth in New Zealand. It’s content that affects Kiwi taxpayers – and, let’s face it, that’s pretty much all of us.