CHILD SUPPORT CHANGES
On 1 April 2016, there are new changes to Child Support. Find out what these changes are and how they could affect you.
Learn about the Child Support age limit change and watch the IRD video.
Find out about the decrease to penalty rates and how IRD can write-off penalties.
Learn more about the two new Child Support administrative review grounds and watch the IRD video.
Find out how you can get your Child Support deductions taken from your pay.
Watch the IRD videos to help you understand the April 2016 change to the qualifying age, and what to do if you disagree with your Child Support. Also learn about the changes made to child support on 1 April 2015.
Child Support laws changed on 1 April 2015. Find out more about what changed.
ACC LEVY CHANGES
When: 2016/17 from 1 April 2016
What: The ACC portion of your vehicle registration is due to reduce again to an average of $130 per year. And part of the work levy known as the residual levy is also to be removed entirely. Details have yet to be finalised.
Why: We all used to pay the same ACC levy no matter what vehicle we owned. Last year ACC introduced a ratings system, based on how well a vehicle protected passengers and others on the road if involved in a crash. As a result, your vehicle’s levy is now based on an assessment of its risk.
For the residual levy, ACC has collected––and saved––enough to fund the lifetime cost of every current ACC claim. From 1 April 2016, most businesses will pay lower work levies due to the residual levy being removed and an average drop in the work levy rate. Levies will go up for a small number of businesses, but ACC will be in touch with those to explain why. Find out more on the.
More information:ACC Levies – Business.govt.nz’s tax section
PREPARATION FOR TAX TIME AND TO AVOID LAST MINUTE PANIC