Finance risk and compliance webinar series 2019 This webinar series is designed for all finance and business professionals who interact with GST, FBT, PAYE and withholding tax matters. This year’s series will also focus on the practical challenges of complying with the Holidays Act 2003 and Immigration Act 2009, including what employers need to know, how the MBIE 'stand-down list' applies and the implications of being included on this!

  • Mar 06
    Package Webinar
    • $1,150.00 incl. GST
    Session information
    Sessions
    FBT
    Wed 06 Mar 10:00 - Wed 06 Mar 12:00
    Webinar
    GST
    Wed 13 Mar 10:00 - Wed 13 Mar 12:00
    Webinar
    Holiday Pay
    Tue 19 Mar 10:00 - Tue 19 Mar 12:00
    Webinar
    PAYE
    Wed 03 Apr 10:00 - Wed 03 Apr 12:00
    Webinar
    Immigration
    Wed 10 Apr 10:00 - Wed 10 Apr 12:00
    Webinar
  • Mar 06
    Session choice Webinar
    Session information
    Sessions
    FBT
    Wed 06 Mar 10:00 - Wed 06 Mar 12:00
    Webinar
    GST
    Wed 13 Mar 10:00 - Wed 13 Mar 12:00
    Webinar
    Holiday Pay
    Tue 19 Mar 10:00 - Tue 19 Mar 12:00
    Webinar
    PAYE
    Wed 03 Apr 10:00 - Wed 03 Apr 12:00
    Webinar
    Immigration
    Wed 10 Apr 10:00 - Wed 10 Apr 12:00
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Description

To view all the session dates please hover over  "session information" on the right hand side of the location you are wanting to attend. 

Keeping up to date is essential for anyone with an interest in indirect tax.

Workshop details

Session One – FBT – Fringe Benefit Tax

 This webinar will focus on FBT compliance including:

  • Key considerations for employers in respect of FBT on motor vehicles, supported with observations from Inland Revenue’s 2018 Interpretation Statement.
  • Group life insurance.

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    Minimising FBT through optimising exemptions and attribution of benefits.

  • Lessons learnt from Inland Revenue audits, particularly in relation to policies and procedures.

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    Complexity of calculations.

This webinar will provide coverage of all the core legislation considerations, along with an overview of areas that have undergone significant change in recent times. Real life case studies will be, used to illustrate.

Session Two - GST fundamentals, common errors and update on legislative developments

This webinar will be a good refresher of fundamental principles, along with an overview of areas of Inland Revenue interest.  In addition, we will provide a comprehensive update of recent legislative changes, and those changes currently proposed.

Session Three – Holiday Pay – understanding your holiday pay compliance risk

The challenges to implement the Holidays Act 2003 are pervasive across a large number of New Zealand organisations. On the surface the Holidays Act requirements are easy to understand, however they can be challenging to implement and systemise. When payroll policy, processes, data, knowledge and systems are not aligned employers can face considerable time and effort to remediate, and also go back six years to recalculate historical holiday pay owing to current and ex-employees.

This webinar will provide practical tips to assessing your holiday pay compliance risk and guidance on how to redress any past non-compliance and ensure prospective compliance.

 Session Four - Pay as you earn (PAYE) and withholding tax (WHT) matters, and the taxation of allowances

This webinar focusses on PAYE and WHT matters.  We will also include a discussion on KiwiSaver and other superannuation considerations.  Areas of specific discussion will include:

  • The taxation of allowances and reimbursements.
  • Practical considerations to ensure that your organisation is ready for payroll transformation.
  • Practical issues associated with accommodation provided to employees.
  • Common challenges around WHT compliance.
  • Our experience from recent Inland Revenue audits.

This webinar will also provide coverage of all the core legislation considerations, along with an overview of areas that have undergone significant change in recent times. Real life case studies will be used to illustrate.

Session Five – Immigration - what all employers should know about the Immigration Act 2009 and the MBIE stand down list

Almost all employers in New Zealand employ visa holders. Many also find it challenging to ensure compliance under the Holiday, Minimum Wage and Wage Protection Acts (to name a few). What most employers don't fully appreciate is that lack of compliance with these Acts can lead to inclusion on MBIE's 'stand-down list' and serious consequences under the Immigration Act 2009, including fines and penalties. Inclusion on MBIEs 'stand-down list' also means that an employer is unable to hire migrant workers for a set period of time so a real impediment to business.

This webinar will provide a summary of employer obligations under the Immigration Act 2009 and an overview of the MBIE 'stand-down list' as well as insights on why compliance with New Zealand employment legislation should be a top priority for all employers. 

Target Audience

This series is, designed for all business personnel who have responsibility for GST, FBT, and PAYE and withholding tax matters. This may include Human Resources, Payroll, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable staff. 

Continuing Professional Development

10 hours, each session is 2 hours

Cost

Sign up for all five sessions for $1,000 +GST ( 10hours CPD), or
Register for each session individually for $250 +GST per session (2 hours CPD) Choose to watch our webinars live or view in your own time.

Presenters

Phil Fisher (PwC Partner) is our lead partner for indirect taxes, covering GST, PAYE/withholding taxes and FBT. Providing advice on risk management solutions and transactional matters, across a diverse range of clients, he has plenty of interesting ‘stories’ he can share to ensure these are practical and informative sessions.

Eugen Trombitas (PwC Partner) is a GST specialist and heads the PwC GST & Customs practice nationally. He has significant experience in the property, retirement villages, financial services, retail, energy, insolvency, technology and telecom sectors. Eugen assists clients in all industries with GST and Customs matters and advises exporters and importers. He has advised officials on a number of GST and Customs law changes over the last two decades.

Michelle Macdonald (PwC Tax Director) leads the Wellington GST, PAYE/WHT and FBT practice. Michelle has extensive indirect tax experience across a range of sectors, and focuses on providing practical advice to ensure that clients have their compliance risks covered.

Vaughan Harrison (PwC Partner) leads PwC's holiday pay service, working alongside clients to assess holiday pay compliance, recalculate historical holiday pay, and remediate to address challenges identified. Vaughan understands the common root causes that drive holiday pay non-compliance across policy, process, knowledge, technology and data, including practical approaches to meet Holidays Act requirements.

 


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