Tax Tool2024-02-27T16:03:37+13:00

Tax Made Easy

Afirmo Tax Tool

Calculate and pay GST and Income Tax bills faster than you can say “tax season” with Afirmo’s Tax Tool. And if you still need a hand, our tax experts are ready to swoop in and save the day.

Perfect for sole traders, partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies.

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See It In Action

“Afirmo is very easy to use, no fuss, easy to navigate and understand for somebody like myself with no previous experience in business accountancy! Love it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”

Connie Morgan
Diligent Cleaner


How It Works

Whether you’re a tradie, freelancer, consultant or side hustler, see how the Afirmo Tax Tool can make you a small business hero.

Join Afirmo and opt to securely connect your bank account – we can use your transaction data to calculate your taxes

Send customer invoices and upload expense claims directly from Afirmo

Afirmo calculates your income tax and GST automatically. Log in anytime and see what you owe

Save cash in your Afirmo issued bank accounts to meet your tax bills when they are due

Use the Tax Tool data to file your own tax returns and make IRD payments or Afirmo can do it for you as your tax agents. You choose!

The Good Stuff

Making Tax Simple

  • Afirmo automatically calculates your tax bills dynamically each time you add more information
  • Calculates income tax, GST (if any), ACC levies and student loan repayments
  • Deductions calculator to optimise your tax liability
  • Maintain a tax profile within Afirmo so the Afirmo tax accountants know your complete tax position

  • Link your bank account to match to sales invoices and expense claims or use Afirmo to cash account for transactions

  • Prepares GST and income tax returns when they are due
  • Save cash in our BNZ trust account for when you need to pay the tax man
  • Integrates with Akahu to securely link accounts if you choose to

Making Tax Affordable

We know you want to get your tax sorted and cost effectively at a price point that makes sense for you, which is why we have paid plans designed around what will suit you and your business best – there is no-one size fits all for our customers here at Afirmo – choose the best plan to suit your needs.

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Want more business insights?

Not keen on sharing your data? See how we protect your security with the help of our partners, Akahu. We’ve made the linking process as easy as possible with the help of our partners, Akahu. You can add and revoke consent at any time.

Akahu makes it simple to access the data that organisations hold about you, and to share that data with trusted third parties such as Afirmo. Afirmo uses the data to provide valuable business insights and to help calculate any tax impact of cash transactions.

Afirmo is regulated as a Financial Service Provider (FSP1003091) and is governed by the Department of Internal Affairs.

You can connect accounts from all major banks in Aotearoa, including:

  • ANZ Bank

  • ASB Bank

  • BNZ Bank

  • Co-operative Bank

  • Heartland Bank

  • Kiwibank

  • TSB Bank

  • Westpac Bank

Find out more about Akahu

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to know about my tax obligations?2023-05-25T13:21:29+12:00

Knowing your tax obligations in New Zealand is super important because if you are in business and not taking care of your tax properly, you can get into hot water with the taxman. The IRD can apply interest and penalties if you get it wrong. But if you keep good records and stay on top of your tax, you can get some sweet tax and sleep easy at night!

When do I need to pay my tax?2023-05-25T13:21:52+12:00

The dates when tax payments are due depend on a range of things including what you did last year. With Afirmo, we sort out your deductions and can pay your tax for you if you choose, so you don’t need to worry about missing these dates.

For more information, check out our tax payment due dates.

HEADS UP: If you’re starting a business as a sole trader, you don’t need to pay tax on your profits until the end of your first year in business. Other integrated tax platforms will take your tax before you’re due to pay it and earn interest on your money – not us though, we’ve got your back.

Can I join Afirmo at any point in the tax year?2023-05-25T13:22:10+12:00

Yes, you can join any time in the year. You can catch up with your accounting and tax once signed up. We’ll give you a hand with any transactions that need to be added for earlier periods.

Can I switch from another tax tool provider?2023-05-25T13:22:29+12:00

Yes you can! Afirmo will request your tax records and any tax overpayments from your previous tax tool provider, and either refund the repayments to you, or add them to your Afirmo issued BNZ trust account for you to save for future tax bills. You choose!

Can I use another tool for accounting and Afirmo for tax?2023-11-27T20:35:38+13:00

Yes, we know that some accounting tools don’t allow income tax to be dynamically calculated and an IRD return prepared. You can use any accounting tool for your business accounting and Afirmo for your business tax management (for example Xero for accounting, and Afirmo for tax if this is your preference).

Check out our full comparison of Afirmo vs Xero here.

How do I know if I need to register for GST?2023-05-25T13:23:01+12:00

Businesses with an annual turnover of $60,000 or more are required to register for GST. Also in some cases it may be better to register early and claim GST on your expenses. Our friendly team of professional accountants will take you through it!

Why should I connect my bank account with Akahu?2023-05-25T13:23:23+12:00

Afirmo uses the bank transaction data to provide you with valuable business insights and our tax tool will calculate deductions on your cash payments. All while keeping you in complete control of your data – and you can disconnect at any time!

You can manage the connection by visiting our trusted partners at my.akahu.nz.

Can I trust Afirmo to deal with my tax obligations?2023-05-25T13:23:45+12:00

Yes, absolutely. Afirmo can be trusted because we are a registered tax agent with IRD. This means that IRD have granted Afirmo the right to file tax returns and make tax payments on your behalf. We employ accountants and tax professionals to ensure that you get the best advice possible. Tax professionals have also helped us design our automated Tax Tool so you know the calculations are correct.

What happens to my tax records if I move to Afirmo from another provider?2023-05-25T13:24:04+12:00

As your tax agent, Afirmo will be able to get these records from IRD, or your previous accountant, or previous online tax tool provider, with ease. They are obligated to hand over the information, so you are not disadvantaged by moving to Afirmo at any point.

Is Afirmo like Xero?2023-11-27T20:39:47+13:00

No. While Afirmo and Xero both provide online accounting services each offer very different services. Afirmo is an easy-to-use simple tax and accounting system designed so you don’t need to know very much at all about accounting. Xero is a complex accounting system that to operate, requires a reasonable knowledge of accounting. Check out our full comparison of Afirmo vs Xero here.

Is Afirmo like Hnry?2023-11-13T20:49:06+13:00

No Afirmo is not like Hnry. Afirmo is a one-stop-shop for small businesses – Hnry is only an online tax service provider. Check out our full comparison of Afirmo vs Hnry here.

A word from our CEO

Robert Rolls

“Tax can be daunting and time consuming to keep on top of. Not everyone trained to be an accountant for a reason! We built Afirmo so you don’t need to worry about tax ever again. The tool is so flexible it is available to sole traders, partnership and companies”

Become your own small business hero and rest easy knowing we’ve got your tax sorted.

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