New Zealand Inland Revenue - Latest News [Page 1]

IR Working To Fix MyIR Problem

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 11:44 am | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue is experiencing some issues with its online service, myIR. Customers are unable to log-in or the log-in is very slow. We are working as a matter of urgency on a way to restore the service. IR first noticed the issues yesterday morning. The ... More >>

Inland Revenue to shut down services later this week

Monday, 15 April 2019, 11:46 am | New Zealand Inland Revenue

The tax system is about to close for a week as Inland Revenue implements its biggest changes in 20 years. More >>

Hastings restaurant owners sentenced for tax evasion

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Inland Revenue

A Hastings couple, who operated dairies, restaurants and other businesses, have been sentenced to prison and home detention on tax evasion charges totalling nearly a million dollars. More >>

Thousands of employers signing up for payday filing seminars

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 10:38 am | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Around 10,000 seats are already booked for a series of nationwide seminars to help employers prepare for the shift to payday filing. More >>

750,000 automatic tax refunds for wage and salary earners

Friday, 3 August 2018, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue (IR) expects that next year, about 750,000 tax refunds will be automatically generated for wage and salary earners who don’t usually apply to get their tax back. More >>

AIM champions help make provisional tax easier

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:35 am | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Customers are likely to be the biggest advocates for the new Accounting Income Method (AIM) as Inland Revenue looks to improve the product for year two. More >>

Inland Revenue keen for bargaining to recommence

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 10:11 am | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Commissioner of Inland Revenue Naomi Ferguson is calling for a resumption of talks with the union that represents about half the agency’s staff. More >>

Beware of sophisticated email scam

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 2:24 pm | New Zealand Inland Revenue

A sophisticated email scam is doing the rounds using Inland Revenue branding to trick people into giving up their credit card details. More >>

AIM’s early adopters experience simpler provisional tax

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:35 am | New Zealand Inland Revenue

More than 1,100 customers have opted for more certainty around their provisional tax obligations by signing up for the new Accounting Income Method (AIM). More >>

Choose the provisional tax option that’s right for you

Monday, 21 May 2018, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Following the introduction of the new accounting income method (AIM) there are now four options for managing provisional tax, so small businesses can use the one best suited to their particular needs. More >>

Business owners who keep good books sleep easy

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 11:15 am | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Keeping good business records can lead to a good night’s sleep is the main message in Inland Revenue’s latest campaign targeting the hospitality industry. More >>

New Zealand scores highly in OECD tax transparency review

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Inland Revenue

New Zealand has received the top rating in an international review of tax transparency and exchange of information standards. More >>

Builder jailed for pocketing $1.5m of employees’ tax

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:18 pm | New Zealand Inland Revenue

A businessman involved in the Canterbury rebuild has been sentenced to three years and four months in jail for not paying $1,517,293 of his employee’s tax deductions to Inland Revenue. More >>

Brief IR shutdown for major system upgrades

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 10:48 am | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue’s customer services will be unavailable for just over four days this week as it rolls out the next stage of its programme to transform the tax system. More >>

Cryptocurrency investors reminded of their tax obligations

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 11:31 am | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Cryptocurrencies are treated like property for tax purposes in new Inland Revenue guidance published today. More >>

IRD seeks feedback on guidance for donation tax credits

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 10:55 am | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Schools and parents are being invited to submit feedback on draft guidance for the tax implications of donations and other payments made to schools. More >>

Tradies get jail time for hiding income

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Two tradesmen have been given prison sentences this month for each evading nearly $1 million in tax. More >>

Bogus Accountant Gets 4 Years for $1M in Tax Fraud & Theft

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Inland Revenue

A South Auckland “tax agent” without any accounting qualifications has been sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud and theft from his clients. More >>

Auckland Company Becomes First to Have Tax Debt Reported

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 11:21 am | New Zealand Inland Revenue

An Auckland company has become the first entity Inland Revenue has reported to credit agencies over the size of its tax debt. More >>

Builder gets jail for evading more than $500,000 in tax

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:18 am | New Zealand Inland Revenue

26 September 2017 - A South Auckland builder who gambled away more than $560,000 at Sky City casino while paying no tax has been sent to prison for two years 10 months. Rajesh Sami, from Papateotoe, was sentenced in Papakura District Court yesterday ... More >>