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Tax Evasion Sends Auckland Couple To Prison

Thursday, 18 July 2024, 5:20 pm | Inland Revenue Department

Judge Andrée Wiltens found that the overall evasion of income tax and GST amounted to about $750,000, with a further $80,000 in unaccounted for PAYE. After some PAYE payments were made, the total loss was about $800,000. More >>

Inland Revenue Funding Used To Support Compliance

Friday, 12 July 2024, 10:20 am | Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue (IR) has outlined how it will be using the $29 million allocated for compliance in this year’s Budget, targeting those people who - due to challenging circumstances or a deliberate decision - have not met their tax obligations. More >>

Northland Man Sentenced On Tax Fraud

Tuesday, 9 July 2024, 12:36 pm | Inland Revenue

William Robert Eskdale pleaded guilty to 28 charges and appeared in the Whangarei District Court where he was sentenced to 4 months community detention with 100 hours community work. More >>

Food Vendor Sentenced On Tax Fraud

Tuesday, 9 July 2024, 12:34 pm | Inland Revenue

In 2019, Jaques was charged with aiding and abetting two companies to file false or misleading GST returns and aiding and abetting two companies which failed to make PAYE deductions when required, and filing false personal tax returns. More >>

COVID Tax Fraud Ends In Home Detention

Tuesday, 9 July 2024, 12:31 pm | Inland Revenue

Samantha Paul applied for Small Business Cashflow scheme loans (SBCS) for three unrelated taxpayers, one for her own company, and one in her own name, when she knew she was not entitled to any of the money. More >>

Inland Revenue: Focus On Cryptoassets

Thursday, 4 July 2024, 12:55 pm | Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue is honing in on customers who are actively dealing in cryptoassets but not declaring income from them in their tax returns. More >>

Start Collecting ECE Invoices

Monday, 1 July 2024, 4:23 pm | Inland Revenue

FamilyBoost is a new childcare payment administered by Inland Revenue to help parents and caregivers with the cost of ECE. More >>

Inland Revenue Focus On Smaller Liquor Stores

Thursday, 20 June 2024, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Inland Revenue

The number of off-licence liquor stores has grown rapidly since 2020 and now sits at about three thousand. More >>

Watch Out For Scammers This 2024 Tax Season

Monday, 17 June 2024, 1:39 pm | Inland Revenue Department

From past experience, we know that when we send out these assessments, scammers know and increase their attempts to rip off Kiwis. So, we’re warning taxpayers to be extra vigilant and watch out for scammers. More >>

Cut Your Excuses And Sort Your Tax

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 9:41 am | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue’s Richard Philp says if people do the right thing, Inland Revenue will help them. If they don’t, Inland Revenue will find them and start follow-up action. More >>

Auckland Cafe Owner Imprisoned On Tax Evasion Charges

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 2:15 pm | Inland Revenue Department

Elizabeth Juilian Tangikau was sentenced to two years and three months imprisonment at the Auckland District Court on March 26, 2024. More >>

Imprisonment Sentence To Deter Tax Offending

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 11:08 am | Inland Revenue Department

A former construction company director has been jailed on tax charges. In 2021, Stephen Eugene Foley was found guilty by a jury of aiding and abetting his construction companies (HPTP 2014 Ltd and Point to Point Construction Ltd) of deducting PAYE from ... More >>

Second-time Tax Offender Jailed

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 1:04 pm | Inland Revenue

A Dunedin company director has been jailed after being convicted for a second time for failure to pay PAYE. Leslie John McKenzie plead guilty to 48 charges of aiding and abetting his three companies to deduct tax from workers’ wages, which were ... More >>

Waikato Sharemilker Sentenced On Tax And COVID Support Fraud

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 1:02 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A Waikato sharemilker who used COVID support money on online gambling was sentenced to nine months home detention at a court appearance this month. Gordon Kenneth Morris was sentenced in the Hamilton District Court on 1 February. He was charged with submitting ... More >>

Family Tax Credit Fraud Lands Woman Home Detention

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 11:47 am | Inland Revenue Department

An Auckland woman was sentenced to home detention on charges spanning nine years, involving false claims for Working for Families Tax credits (WfFTC) for 11 children. Phyllis Kiritehanga Kathleen Tipene faced 17 representative charges, along with a ... More >>

Gisborne Fisherman Sentenced On Tax Evasion Charges

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 1:50 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A Gisborne fisherman has been sentenced to seven and a half months home detention and 100 hours community work on tax evasion charges. Reweti Ruka Waikari was sentenced in the Gisborne District Court on 19 December on 3 representative charges of trying ... More >>

Home Detention For COVID Tax Fraud

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 12:16 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A Te Awamutu man has been sentenced to home detention after falsely claiming COVID-19 money meant to help businesses recover after the pandemic.  Nathanael Thomas Ballard was charged with dishonestly and without claim of right applying for Small ... More >>

Home Detention For Tax Fraud

Monday, 13 November 2023, 1:26 pm | Inland Revenue

A Christchurch man was sentenced to eight months home detention on tax fraud charges. Jackson Leon Maxwell Tauhinu plead guilty to three charges of dishonestly using a document to obtain a pecuniary advantage and two charges of knowingly using a forged ... More >>

Labour Hire Business Owner Jailed

Monday, 13 November 2023, 1:25 pm | Inland Revenue

An Auckland man has been jailed for five and a half years on tax fraud charges. Surasak Pootinun was sentenced today (1 November 2023) on 69 different tax evasion and forgery charges involving nearly a million dollars. Pootinun ran several labour ... More >>

Former Car Dealer Sentenced On Tax Fraud

Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 11:16 am | Inland Revenue

An Auckland second-hand car dealer has been sentenced to community detention for tax fraud. Vladislav Alexandrovich Levada was sentenced in the Manukau District Court on 4 September to the maximum possible community detention sentence of six months. ... More >>





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