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PKF Bay of Islands

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Declare it all. Or risk everything. - IRD

25 Nov 2019

Tradies who do undeclared cash jobs can be hit with tax penalties, or criminal convictions that could lead to prison – costing them their business and their income.

Doing jobs for cash or for your mates is okay - as long as you record them and declare the income when you're filing your annual tax return.

Make sure that:

  • you record every job, no matter how big or small. Find out more about keeping good business records
  • if you're registered for GST you charge it. You must register for GST when your annual turnover is more than $60,000
  • you register your employees
  • you declare all your income when you file your tax return.

If you're already paying tax on all your income, there's nothing more you need to do.

 

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