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Some contractors to choose their own tax rate 29 Nov 2016

Some contractors to choose their own tax rate

 

FROM 1 April 2017, the Government is proposing to allow contractors whose income is subject to withholding tax deductions, to choose their own tax rates.

Those who have typically been over-taxed might want to choose a lower rate. The minimum for New Zealand residents has been set at 10%. Others, who have a lot of year-end tax, might be more comfortable having higher deductions.

The maximum number of times you will be entitled to change your rate during the year is twice. After that, the payer will have to agree to your request to make the change.

If you haven’t been complying with your tax obligations, you might not be allowed to choose your own tax rate. 

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