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Tax Resources

Taking the mystery out of tax for freelancers, contractors and the self-employed

ACC guide for sole traders


If you’ve ever, say, accidentally dislocated your shoulder while snowboarding, you’re probably familiar with (and grateful for) ACC and thei...

Claiming vehicle expenses as a sole trader


As a sole trader, you might use your car or other motor vehicle as part of running your business. And who wouldn’t appreciate some tax relie...

New Zealand Self-Employed Tax Calculator


As a sole trader, it’s often tricky to figure out exactly how much tax you’ll need to set aside to cover your annual tax bill. Most income t...

Household expense guide for Kiwi sole traders


If you’re a sole trader and you work from home, you may be able to claim a portion of your home running costs as Business Expenses if there...

How to fill out the IR330C form correctly


The IR330C (Tax rate notification for contractors) form is an IRD form filled out by contractors, freelancers, and other self-employed indiv...

How to Register for GST


Registering for GST is super easy. It’s all done online through the IRD website so all you will need is your myIR details on hand to get set...

[Infographic] Expenses tradies should be claiming


Here is a list of common expenses tradies can raise as part of their day-to-day business activity. While this list doesn’t have everything y...

[Quiz] Should you register as a company or a sole trader?


Many self-employed contractors, freelancers, and tradies think that they have to register a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in order to oper...

Tax rates for sole traders


Whether you work for an employer or work for yourself as a contractor, freelancer, or self-employed tradie, taxes are unfortunately a fact o...

Sole trader tax tips for the new financial year


According to our latest research, Kiwi sole traders spend an average of 6 hours a week and up to $246 a month managing their tax and financi...

The sole trader's guide to expenses


“I think I should pay more taxes,” said no sole trader ever. If you’re self-employed and/or running your own business, you know how hard it...

The sole trader guide to student loan repayments


If you’re a Kiwi with a degree, you’re probably familiar with New Zealand’s student loan system. Essentially, you borrow a small fortune to...

How to understand your ACC invoice


ACC sends out invoices to self-employed earners once every year. This used to happen after the 1st of July, but due to the pandemic, ACC inv...

Understanding Provisional Tax


If you’re a sole trader, chances are you’ve received an unexpected tax bill at some point. Calculating your own taxes can be complicated, an...

What is GST, and how does it work?


The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a consumption tax that’s charged on some goods and services in New Zealand. It’s called a consumption ta...

Freelancer's guide for claiming donation tax credits


This article was written by our friends at Supergenerous. Supergenerous automates the process of claiming back a charitable tax rebate.  Di...

Navigating the End of the Financial Year


For many sole traders, the end of the financial year (EOFY) can be a stressful and confusing time. From calculating your taxes, to filling...