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False tax refund claims send man to prison

Friday, 19 July 2019, 2:01 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A former commercial diver has been sentenced to 3 years in prison after falsely claiming more than a million dollars in GST refunds. More >>

More than $300 million already refunded to NZ taxpayers

Friday, 21 June 2019, 10:34 am | Inland Revenue Department

The new automatic tax assessment process has reached the halfway mark with Inland Revenue successfully refunding more than $300 million to New Zealanders. More >>

Inland Revenue moves to help investors get tax rate right

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 11:20 am | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is moving to help make sure investors, including KiwiSavers, get on the correct prescribed investor tax rate (PIR). More >>

Fraudulent direct debit scam shut down

Friday, 7 June 2019, 12:18 pm | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue has moved quickly to shut down a scam where bank accounts appear to have been misused to generate fraudulent transactions. More >>

Automatic tax system off to a smooth start

Friday, 24 May 2019, 11:28 am | Inland Revenue Department

The first two batches of automatic tax assessments have been successfully issued by Inland Revenue this week with over $80 million of refunds going out to taxpayers, along with just over $10 million of tax bills to pay. Further batches go out shortly ... More >>

First wave of automatic tax refunds to be released

Monday, 20 May 2019, 11:57 am | Inland Revenue Department

More than 2.5 million New Zealanders will receive their first ever automatic tax assessment over the next two months with the first batch going out today. More >>

More than two million logins to new tax system

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 11:08 am | Inland Revenue Department

Customers have logged into the new myIR more than two million times since one of the largest data migrations undertaken by a New Zealand government agency. More >>

Prison for tax evasion to fund gambling debt

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 12:28 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A Christchurch businessman who lost just over $895,000 gambling has been sentenced to three years imprisonment after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges. More >>

Get ready for payday filing

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 10:31 am | Inland Revenue Department

Payday filing is less than a week away from becoming mandatory so Inland Revenue is making sure all New Zealand employers are set up and ready to go from April 1. More >>

Inland Revenue preparing for unprecedented demand

Monday, 25 March 2019, 1:54 pm | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is gearing up to take around 1.9 million calls between now and July – a 23 percent increase on the same period last year – as the modernisation of New Zealand’s tax system continues. More >>

High Court delivers decision on Cullen Group case

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 4:07 pm | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue has won a High Court case against Eric Watson’s Cullen Group over a nearly $52 million tax debt. More >>

Auckland accountant sentenced for evading more than $1M tax

Friday, 8 March 2019, 3:09 pm | Inland Revenue Department

Papakura accountant Glenn William Archibald made a career out of filing income tax returns for his clients, but for nearly a decade didn’t file any income tax returns or pay any tax himself. More >>

Simplified tax for short-stay housing providers proposed

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 9:12 am | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is seeking feedback on a proposal to simplify tax obligations for people who rent out their property as short-term accommodation. More >>

Always use IR Secure Channels to update bank details

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 9:24 am | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is advising customers to always use its secure online services to update bank details and avoid scammers who target Kiwi taxpayers. More >>

Payroll software providers signing up to offer payday filing

Friday, 11 January 2019, 10:05 am | Inland Revenue Department

The new payday filing system works best for employers with payroll software and Inland Revenue has been working closely with the providers to make sure they’re well placed to meet their clients’ needs when it becomes mandatory in April. More >>

Be prepared for refund scams

Friday, 21 December 2018, 10:28 am | Inland Revenue Department

Automatic tax refunds are coming in 2019 and already scammers are taking the opportunity to trick people into handing over bank account details. More >>

Payday filing made simple – talk with your software provider

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 2:08 pm | Inland Revenue Department

An Auckland small business owner is crediting his software provider for making payday filing simpler. More >>

Busy orchardist advises small businesses start payday filing

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 10:37 am | Inland Revenue Department

A Hawke’s Bay orchardist is advising fellow small businesses to be ahead of the game on payday filing. More >>

Inland Revenue walks the talk on payday filing

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10:08 am | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue has become the country’s first big employer to adopt payday filing ahead of it being mandatory on 1 April next year. More >>

The biggest tax changes in a generation

Monday, 5 November 2018, 10:29 am | Inland Revenue Department

Today Inland Revenue kicks off a major public information campaign to tell New Zealanders what the biggest changes to the tax system in a generation will mean for them. More >>



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