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Old October 20th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #1
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Hiring New Zealand Crew for day - taxes?

Anyone have experience hiring NZ crew for a day or a few hours? How do you deal with taxes and stuff - I know in America, you'd just give them a 1099 form.

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Old October 21st, 2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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Nearly all crew here are contractors or working for their own company. Very rare to find an employee. As such, you just pay the final amount on their invoice - they take care of the rest.

Occasionally someone will want you to take care of the withholding tax, and for that you need an ir330 form Inland Revenue - Te Tari Taake

You will most likely be charged GST of 12.5% (sales tax) by the contractor - and you will have to pay that as well.

If you hire a good experienced crew from crews.tv - NZCREWS.TV, New Zealand TV crews Cameraman, Sound, Directors, Editors and Producers they will be able to assist you with all of this info.
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