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IR staff helping shape new department

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 2:57 pm | Inland Revenue Department

IR staff helping shape new department 19 July 2017 Inland Revenue staff throughout New Zealand were told today how their submissions on proposals to re-shape the department have influenced the final outcome. Feedback from the consultation has driven a number ... More >>

Inland Revenue Contact Centre and Office Closures Today

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 10:21 am | Inland Revenue Department

19 July 2017 - Inland Revenue is closing some services today so that all of its staff can hear about changes to the organisation. More >>

Retailer given home detention for hiding $1m in cash sales

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 12:04 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A Gisborne retailer who hid more than $1 million in cash sales from his accountant to avoid paying tax has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half months’ home detention. More >>

Auckland tax fraudster gets 32 months’ jail

Friday, 16 June 2017, 10:15 am | Inland Revenue Department

A company director whose labour hire business supplied workers for major Auckland transport projects has been sentenced to nearly three years’ jail for tax evasion. More >>

Inland Revenue begins consultation on new structure

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 4:05 pm | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue’s transformation enters a new phase today with the opening of staff consultation on the implementation of a new structure for the department. More >>

Inland Revenue accepts mobile calls to all 0800 numbers

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 10:21 am | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue now accepts mobile phone calls to all of its 0800 numbers More >>

8 months’ home detention for not declaring income

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:47 am | Inland Revenue Department

A Silverdale tradesman has been sentenced to eight months’ home detention for not declaring nearly $500,000 in payments for gibstopping jobs over a three-year period. More >>

Restaurant owner gets home detention for tax fraud

Friday, 7 April 2017, 10:22 am | Inland Revenue Department

An award-winning Hutt Valley restaurateur has been sentenced to 10 months’ home detention for pocketing cash sales, money laundering and filing false GST and income tax returns. More >>

Auckland accountant jailed for tax fraud

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 3:48 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A self-employed Auckland accountant has been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison after receiving nearly $500,000 in tax refunds based on fraudulent claims. More >>

IRD reveals the numbers behind its huge technology transfer

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:12 am | Inland Revenue Department

More than 17,300 customers have successfully used the new Inland Revenue GST system since it went live on Monday, with over 5,500 GST returns successfully processed and new GST registrations coming through also. More >>

Major improvements to GST to be introduced next week

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 3:24 pm | Inland Revenue Department

Improvements to how New Zealanders file and manage their GST will be introduced next week as part of Inland Revenue’s multi-million dollar programme to transform the tax system. More >>

Inland Revenue considers updating farmhouse expenses rules

Friday, 14 October 2016, 9:18 am | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is looking to bring tax accounting practice regarding farmhouse expenses into line with the law. More >>

Inland Revenue ramping up scrutiny of big business taxpayers

Friday, 30 September 2016, 1:04 pm | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is increasing the number of large companies, including foreign-owned multinationals, that come under close scrutiny to make sure they are paying the right amount of tax. Since 2012, 600 New Zealand and foreign–owned groups have been under ... More >>

Restaurateur gets 3 years’ jail for tax evasion

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:05 am | Inland Revenue Department

An Auckland restaurateur has been sentenced to three years and two months in jail after evading $787,996 in tax. More >>

Inland Revenue launches Changing For You campaign

Friday, 12 August 2016, 10:27 am | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue has launched an advertising campaign aimed at helping small businesses understand how possible changes to the tax system may affect them, and giving them the opportunity to have their say. More >>

Inland Revenue thrilled with response to eGST trial

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 11:41 am | Inland Revenue Department

Filling in tax returns could soon be a headache of the past for small business owners on the strength of a successful recent pilot. Inland Revenue has been working with two major accounting software providers to trial the filing of GST returns. A survey ... More >>

IT consultant gets two years’ jail for non payment of tax

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 9:47 am | Inland Revenue Department

An independent contractor from Dunedin has been sentenced to two years and two months in jail after racking up more than $685,000 in debt to the taxpayer. More >>

IRD transformation programme on time and under budget

Friday, 15 July 2016, 11:16 am | Inland Revenue Department

The BusinessDesk story run on yesterday on the cost of Inland Revenue’s business transformation project risks giving the impression the programme is running over budget. In fact the project is continuing to track on plan and is currently ... More >>

Contractor gets home detection for not paying income tax

Monday, 11 July 2016, 12:37 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A Wellington contractor has been given six months’ home detention after failing to pay nearly $240,000 in income tax and GST. More >>

Don’t fall for phone scammers alleging tax evasion

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 4:02 pm | Inland Revenue Department

New Zealanders are being warned about a spate of scam phone callers saying they are from Inland Revenue and trying to recover unpaid taxes. Inland Revenue has received notifications of the scam calls from more than 500 customers all over the country, ... More >>



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