Taxation Toolkit for Accountants

Which course is right for you?

Do you prepare tax and/or GST returns for clients? Need a refresher?

This course is specifically designed for accountants and will give you the skills to prepare income tax returns for both individuals and companies. It provides you with the essential tools for income tax, GST and FBT and will help your clients minimise their tax liabilities.

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Key benefits

  • Gain 50 CPD hours or 50 CE Points
  • Developed and delivered by an Approved Training Organisation
  • Get a FREE 12-month membership with the Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand (ATAINZ) valued at over $500*
  • Get a FREE eBook valued at $100
  • Developed by leading New Zealand tax experts
  • Receive one-on-one unlimited tutor support

*You must be a Registered Tax Agent to validate your membership.

This course is designed for

  • Accountants who require CPD hours
  • Junior accountants wanting to up-skill in tax
  • People who have worked in a corporate environment and looking to return or move to chartered accountancy
  • Those returning to accounting after spending time overseas

Modules covered

  • Introduction to taxation
  • Goods and services tax
  • Assessable income and allowable deductions
  • Depreciation, provisional tax and penalties
  • Fringe benefit tax
  • Dividends and imputations credits
  • Maximise tax deductions
  • Look Through Companies

Complimentary Tax eBook

FoundationsFoundations of New Zealand Taxation Law provides a clear and concise introduction to the policy, principles and practice underpinning New Zealand’s complex taxation system. In addition to covering all of the key areas in income tax and GST law, the text includes useful introductory chapters on tax policy and the legal framework that forms the basis our tax system in New Zealand. Receive this ebook with our compliments when you enrol in this course.

Course summary

Investment: $995 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.

CPD/CE Hours: 50

Duration: Learn at your own pace, but expect to take approximately 100 hours. Most people complete the course over 10 weeks (ie. 10 hours per week) but you will have six months to finish the course.

Career Academy Level: 4

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What our students say

★★★★★ "Always been attended to properly and I get clear explanations everytime I ask." Maria Rosario

★★★★★ "I found you online and I was really happy to see support for someone wanting help with the practicalities of starting out in business. It was really good news for me and it gave me the confidence to take the first step. The value of the course is that it gets one into the IRD website for further answers. I have enjoyed it. Thank you."Charles Spillhaus

Module overview

Introduction to taxation

Introduction to Taxation
Tax Residency
Types of Taxation

Goods and services tax

Introduction to GST
How do I register?
What do I do once I have registered?
What do I do if I sell something?
What do I do when I purchase something?
IRD have sent me a GST Return, what do I do?

Assessable income and allowable deductions

Assessable Income
Allowable Deductions

Depreciation, provisional tax and penalties

Provisional Tax
Tax Penalties
Tax Returns

Fringe benefit tax

FBT Overview
Forms of Fringe Benefit
Motor Vehicles
Employment Low Interest Loans
Subsidised Transport
Other Benefits
FBT Forms

Dividends and imputations credits

Explain what imputation is and how it works
State what the purpose is of the imputation regime
State what the essential features are
Understand when penalty taxes apply

Practical Payroll and PAYE

Different types of employees (ie. casual, part time, full time, contractors)
PAYE Legislation, PAYE and other tax obligations
Annual leave, sick leave, etc
Deductions - student loans, child support, court fines
Allowances paid to employees
Processing payroll and Inland Revenue
Payroll software

Maximise tax deductions

Advances and deposits
Amortisation - intangible assets
Assets owned before going into business
Bad debt
Buildings and depreciation
Business Assets and leasing assets
Deferred payment of expenses
Dilapidation repairs
Educational expenses
Foreign exchange losses
Fringe benefits and FBT
Goods and services tax
Home office expenses
Inducement payments
Legal fees
Loss on sale
Management fees
Overseas tax credits


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