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IRD warns against phishing as personal tax changes kick in
In the last month, two e-mail scams surfaced asking taxpayers to fill in a form to receive a refund owed to them.
30 Jan 19
Auckland Uni selects Rimini Street to update payroll systems
The University of Auckland has onboarded Rimini Street to upgrade its HR software in order to comply with this year’s changes to payday filing.
29 Jan 19
Payroll software firms prepare for payday filing
Providers have been working closely with Inland Revenue to make sure they can meet their clients’ needs when the changes roll out.
11 Jan 19
Inland Revenue says watch out for tax refund scams
Inland Revenue is warning New Zealanders to be vigilant about any ‘tax refund’ emails they receive that appear to look genuine.
07 Jan 19
Get ready for the biggest tax changes in a generation
The biggest tax changes in a generation are coming, and they will affect almost every business household and business across the country.
05 Nov 18
Inland Revenue seminars to help businesses understand payday filing
To help New Zealand business owners understand the changes coming to how they file employees’ payday information, Inland Revenue is conducting more than 300 seminars around the country.
18 Sep 18
Inland Revenue encourages employers to make switch to payday filing
There are fewer than seven months left before all New Zealand employers must shift to payday filing, and Inland Revenue says now is the time to start.
03 Sep 18
Inland Revenue to improve AIM tax method with help from early adopters
Inland Revenue’s new Accounting Income Method now has plenty of early adopters and now the focus is on improving the product for year two.
06 Aug 18
Inland Revenue's AIM tax method signs up 1,000+ early adopters
Inland Revenue says that more than 1,100 businesses have signed up to the new Accounting Income Method (AIM) so far.
01 Aug 18
Think the govt has a big tax refund for you? Think again
Sorry to be the party pooper but it may be time to get your toes in line and cancel that ASOS order you were going to cover with your tax refund.
21 Jul 18
Inland Revenue: Moving to accounting software will save you time and money
Inland Revenue gets a few raised eyebrows when it promotes accounting software to SMBs, but are definite transformative benefits for tax obligations.
21 Jun 18
New Zealand rated 'compliant' in OECD tax transparency review
The OECD’s Global Forum issued the rating after examining NZ's laws and practices on the exchange of information with other tax authorities.
26 Apr 18
IRD myIR site to shut down on Thursday for major system upgrades
myIR will be switched off from Thursday afternoon at 3pm until Tuesday, April 17 at 8am so the latest round of changes can be made.
10 Apr 18
IRD to spend over $1 billion on a system that makes it easier for Kiwis to pay tax
The programme is expected to cost between $1.5 and $1.69 billion, with most of the costs coming from purchasing goods and services.
26 Mar 18
This April: IRD makes changes to online portal and provisional tax reporting
The changes include the implementation of the new Pay Day PAYE process, the accounting income method (AIM) for provisional tax, and a revamp of myIR.
16 Mar 18
Seven red flags impacting business growth in 2018
Regardless of the size of the business, whether you do or don't have a handle on these common pitfalls, the market is a dynamic and shifting place.
28 Feb 18
120 reports in 12 hours: Kiwis hit by IRD tax refund scam
Inland Revenue has issued an urgent warning about a tax scam that has caught many people off guard today.
25 Aug 17
IRD seeking local analytics provider following $25m content management deal
"Better use of information and analytics is a key objective of our transformation."
19 Jan 17
Xero's eSign functionality goes live
Xero has been working closely with Inland Revenue to make a number of compliance and taxation processes easier.
02 Nov 16
Digital signatures go live - MYOB first to offer new system to Kiwis
"Businesses can do it simply and easily, directly through our platform or via their accountant.”
17 Oct 16
Scammers target IRD customers
"Scammers claiming to be from Inland Revenue are cold calling people to say they are being investigated for tax fraud."
14 Sep 16
Inland Revenue commencing digital makeover
“We have started digitising our current world, and now need to progress the journey to become digital at our core."
06 Sep 16
NZ Govt websites failing to reach readability goals
“The cost benefits achieved by improving clarity on websites and allowing citizens to complete error-free tasks online are significant."
15 Jun 16
MYOB: It's out with paper, in with online GST services for Kiwi SMEs
According to MYOB, this is the first e-GST service for New Zealanders, and is the result of working with the IRD for several months.
18 Apr 16