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Tax evasion prison sentence a warning for hospitality sector

Friday, 4 October 2019, 9:38 am | Inland Revenue Department

Recent successful court action against the owners of more than 20 Thai takeaway restaurants should serve as a warning that Inland Revenue will track down and prosecute businesses deliberately hiding cash sales – no matter how long it takes. More >>

Inland Revenue urges overseas businesses to register for GST

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 11:28 am | Inland Revenue Department

Overseas businesses selling goods valued at a thousand dollars or less to New Zealand consumers are urged to register for GST ahead of a 1 December deadline. More >>

Five members of one family sentenced for tax evasion

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:16 pm | Inland Revenue Department

Five members of one family have been sentenced to prison and home detention after a $2.3 million tax evasion case brought by Inland Revenue. More >>

Oamaru embraces AIM

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 10:28 am | Inland Revenue Department

An Oamaru accountant is an enthusiastic advocate of Inland Revenue’s new provisional tax option, the Accounting Income Method (AIM). Adair Craik has more than 50 clients signed up for AIM, which requires small businesses to make provisional tax payments ... More >>

Prison sentence for not 'walking the walk'

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 11:42 am | Inland Revenue Department

A Manawatu woman has been jailed for keeping her employees PAYE and ignoring her own tax advice. More >>

Inland Revenue and ACC calling ‘time’ on cheques.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 10:01 am | Inland Revenue Department

From March next year, IR and ACC will no longer accept payments by cheque from customers who are able to use alternative payment options. More >>

False GST and income tax claims lead to home detention

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 10:59 am | Inland Revenue Department

A South Auckland woman was sentenced to 11 months home detention and ordered to repay more than $60,000 to Inland Revenue after falsely claiming GST and income tax refunds. More >>

Community detention for tax fraud

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 12:44 pm | Inland Revenue Department

A former New Plymouth company director who used forged documents to try get GST refunds she wasn’t entitled to has been sentenced to community detention for tax fraud. More >>

Inland Revenue prefers education over penalties

Friday, 16 August 2019, 9:58 am | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue (IR) would like businesses not already filing their payroll information every payday, to seek the help they may need before IR calls them. More >>

Warning about a new convincing e-mail scam

Monday, 22 July 2019, 2:05 pm | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is warning customers to be on guard against a new and convincing e-mail scam that surfaced over the weekend. More >>

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 >>