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    Question Online tax returns?

    Anyone used the online tax return outfits like advertised on the radio?
    I work for wages, the wife is in on a salery with the kids all in daycare.
    Havn't had a chance to look if we qualify for anything like working for families etc so thought these guys may be worth a go? Anything dodgy about them?
    I guess they will take a cut, but, like a mate of mine told me, 1/2 a loaf of bread is better than none.

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    They're terrible. It's just as quick to do it yourself - there's a guide here on GPForums. The same information needs to get to IRD in the end either way - you can either give it directly to them and keep all of your money, or give it all to a refund company and let them take a slice of the pie.

    If you sign up for one of these things, as well as taking your money, they also become your IRD tax agent. This means that all of your mail etc from IRD is routed to them instead. I have heard of people getting fines of ~$200, because one of these companies didn't pass on one of their bills.
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    I used them once and they fucked it up royally!

    It's so easy and fast to do yourself on the IRD website I don't see why people ever use the ripoff services.
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    I use an accountant for mine, only because they are already doing the books. But then again I prob wont get a tax return this year, because despite all the I's dotted and T's crossed from my end on the paperwork front, the boss fucked up the tax codes. nice having two months wages going to the IRD

    Lesson for every one on wages: Despite putting in a correct tax declaration and checking with the IRD and then the boss every 6 months, they fuck it up and you still have to pay
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    By my calculation, I owe IRD 37 cents. Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    By my calculation, I owe IRD 37 cents. Damn.
    Do the return anyway, they tend to write off debits less than $8.
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    Just register with the ird online, Takes literally 1 minute to see if you get a refund or need to pay, Im doing some contracting so I had to pay a bit but only took me a couple of minutes.

    Why pay those clowns to do something that is so simple to do yourself
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    Used them last year.... they asscessed my last five years worth of returns.

    Didn't get a cent back

    For all I know the bastards could have pocketed the lot.

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    I wouldn't use them... But then I'm an accountant... It would take me 5 minutes to do it myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Do the return anyway, they tend to write off debits less than $8.
    nah they don't, they made me pay $1.80 last year

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    If you do it online yourself and do the assess page I think it is and you owe....you dont have to complete it and it doesn't red flag IRD or so I am told. next years return may wipe that anyway

    Accountant does mine with the company books


    some of those online ones actualy get you to fill forms that makes them the agent and unless you fill the forms to opt out they do next years too...some have high percentages as well
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    I have used an online service for a number of years now and I am happy with the service they give. The provider I go through gives you the option to opt out at anytime. Their communication is very good.

 

 

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