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Fintech
How Kiwi FinTech is helping keep NZ’s economy on track
Three Kiwi company founders explain how they are helping the post-COVID economic recovery with a mix of innovation and heart.
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Digital Transformation
Already more than 2 million logins for IRD’s new tax system
Having shutdown its services for seven days for an IT revamp, IRD is now celebrating its digital transformation success.
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Digital Transformation
IRD completes ‘one of the biggest’ IT projects in state sector
Inland Revenue recently celebrated the success of a massive IT project in its digital transformation journey.
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Phishing
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.
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Inland Revenue
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.
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Blockchain
Cryptocurrency investors reminded of tax obligations
The currency is usually encrypted using Blockchain technology that regulates the generation of new units and verifies fund transfers.
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Digital Transformation
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.
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Phishing
Watch out for a RealMe phishing scam in your inbox
The phishing email states that the user has a private message & they need to access their RealMe account. The web link takes users to a fake website.
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Payroll
Thankyou Payroll says thanks to investors for reaching crowdfunding targets
“We are really excited about growing Thankyou Payroll and the impact we can make financially, socially and environmentally.”
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Tax
IRD seeks feedback on software development expenditure for income tax
The IRD is seeking consultation and feedback on how software development expenditure should be classed for income tax purposes.
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Phishing
Phishing scam targeting Kiwi taxpayers
“No reputable tax agent should ever ask for your credit card details to process a refund."
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IRD
Best tax refund firm revealed in Canstar Blue Awards
Nelson tech firm mytax.co.nz has been named the winner of the Canstar Blue Consumer Satisfaction Award for Personal Tax Agent 2016.
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Government
Should the IRD scrap tax estimations?
Inland Revenue is inviting Kiwi business owners to have theirs on provisional tax estimations.
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Apple
GST goes mobile – and crowdsourced
Inland Revenue has taken GST returns mobile with the launch of myIRmobile app - the result of a crowdsourcing competition.
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CFO
Dulux takes $15.2 million hit in IRD tax dispute
DuluxGroup, the ASX-listed paint manufacturer, took a $15.2m provision to settle a tax dispute.
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CFO
PAYE for NZ businesses proposed in biggest tax shake-up since 1957
The government is floating the idea of businesses paying their tax on a pay-as-you-go (PAYE) basis, like individual taxpayers, in the biggest proposed
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CFO
IRD happy with business transformation-lead Accenture
The Inland Revenue Department is happy with lead provider Accenture to overhaul its 30-year-old information technology system in a major transformatio
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IT
IRD announces lucrative new partnership
The New Zealand Inland Revenue Department is set to complete the first stage of a complete overhaul of operations, and it has chosen Accenture as its
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Tax
Inland Revenue hunting out software companies
Inland Revenue has set its sights on software companies to help Kiwis pay their taxes.
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Government
Record number of Kiwis filing tax returns online
"Inland Revenue is successfully responding to changing customer requirements as we continue its transformation into a world-leading, technology-driven
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Apps
Govt congratulates App4IR winners
"The App is also designed as a one-stop-shop where a customer can access multiple accounts at the same time, which will be of major benefit to small b
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Cloud
Aussie firm takes NZ into the cloud following IRD data sovereignty exemption
"The IRD’s approval to store New Zealand data in Australia is a significant milestone for TechnologyOne..."
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Data Centre Operators
IRD gives Reckon green light to store NZ data in Oz
Accounting software provider Reckon has received approval from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) New Zealand to store taxpayers’ business records of
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Tablets & laptops
Mobile tech tax: It’s OK, you can keep enjoying your tablets
Your gadgets float free from the prying eyes of the IRD, for now.