As well as being the much needed help “ambulance at the bottom of the cliff” for any cases that may already be in court, David offers tax debt negotiation services with IRD to prevent legal action being taken against you or your company, by IRD in the first place.
Even if court proceedings have commenced our combined legal and negotiation services work seamlessly together, to ensure that your company has the best chance of survival and recovery.
We obtain repayment arrangements based on your financial and personal circumstances which often include partial tax debt write-offs and depending on the case we can also apply for a total hardship write-off. We have been successful in achieving this for many of our valued clients.
When you engage us to confront your arrears you are in good hands because you have the backing of a tax barrister and a tax debt specialist negotiator, with many years of experience.
With other companies you will have to pay extra to get representation in court or specialist advice – whereas it is all part of our service to you. We have been doing this work for over 12 years and our client feedback speaks for itself.
See below for some of our most frequently asked questions:
Do you help all types of businesses with their tax problems?
Yes. We help small, medium or large businesses with tax arrears, irrespective of tax types, current compliance or, the location of your business within New Zealand.
I’m a sole trader – can you still assist?
Yes – We cater for all companies, trusts and individuals – personal income tax is often easier to obtain arrangements or write-offs for than other tax types.
My tax return filing isn’t up to date though?
When it comes to accountants, we know ‘one-size fits all’ is not the best way forward for your company.
That’s why we have a wide range of accounting networks across the country and will work with you to ensure we put you in touch with an accountant who will be good for you/your company going forward.
Whether you need simple compliance accounting or more advisory and growth services, our trusted network of chartered accountants will ensure you can turn things around, as we deal with your debt.
My Student Loan is mounting up – is there anything I can do?
We can help you with student loan issues by negotiating with the Inland Revenue Department and capitalising any debt already incurring interest. Penalties and interest add to your problems and your debt can rapidly become unmanageable.
Our services also apply to any overseas-based Kiwis who are worried about returning to NZ.
How much will it cost me?
We will quote you a fixed fee – with no hidden extras that other companies add, such as needing to hire a separate lawyer for any court appearances.
We offer both legal and negotiation services under one roof. Therefore we are best placed to provide you with a fair, affordable and transparent fixed fee to get the job done.
My accountant says they can handle IRD?
Some higher-end accountants may have the time and expertise to assist – but they still cannot provide you with the legal expertise and are unlikely to know the IRD policies like we do.
Many accountants are also time-poor, despite best intentions, they don’t have our specialist experience or knowledge to negotiate with the IRD on your behalf.
We work with accountants all over the country who refer their clients to us. We don’t jeopardise your relationship with your existing accountant. Once the job is done, we send you on your way with a clean slate, or a reasonable arrangement in place.
Could I deal with this myself?
Tax arrears can be legally complex and Inland Revenue take them very seriously – particularly in the case of GST and PAYE. Knowingly not paying PAYE is a criminal offence and anything you say to IRD over the phone is usually recorded. If you say the wrong thing, this can implicate you. That is why it is best to have an independent expert involved.
While you can try to deal with IRD directly don’t expect to be able to talk your way out of your tax problem, especially if have neglected your communications with IRD for some time.
IRD often require legal documents, bank records and cashflows amongst other items to prove your position – we know how to analyse and prepare these documents and can assist at every step of the way – removing stress and providing peace of mind.
Representing yourself often leads to a less than favourable outcome and many of our clients find themselves overcommitted, or unable to meet current payments as well as arrears.
What could my arrangement with IRD look like?
- An instalment arrangement – where you pay off an agreed amount over time – normally over up to 36 months
- Writing off an agreed amount of debt
- A combination of the two
- Other options depending on your circumstances, such as significant hardship entire write-offs