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Auckland SaaS start-up Afirmo transforming small business operations
Fri, 10th Nov 2023
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New Zealand start-up Afirmo is transforming small business operations with its holistic software platform, attracting 3500 customers in its first year.
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Got crypto? Pay tax – A quick look at IR's new crypto-asset guidance
Tue, 8th Sep 2020
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Inland Revenue issues new guidance on taxing crypto-assets in New Zealand, stating that individuals and businesses must pay income tax on their assets.
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How Kiwi FinTech is helping keep NZ’s economy on track
Thu, 6th Aug 2020
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Three Kiwi company founders explain how they are helping the post-COVID-19 economic recovery with a mix of innovation and heart.
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Inland Revenue shuts down to make changes to tax system
Tue, 10th Mar 2020
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The revenue system will be closed for a week in April as Inland Revenue introduces a new round of changes to make tax more straightforward.
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Inland Revenue to stop accepting cheques
Wed, 26th Feb 2020
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The news comes following similar moves by the Accident Compensation Corporation, Kiwibank and New Zealand Post.
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Inland Revenue cracks down on multinationals' tax obligations
Mon, 11th Nov 2019
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Inland Revenue targets multinationals to recoup NZ$200m tax annually.
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Growing enthusiasm for Inland Revenue's new provisional tax option
Wed, 25th Sep 2019
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Inland Revenue's new provisional tax option, AIM, is being well received by small business owners looking for certainty.
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Jail time for woman who failed to pay $740,000 PAYE
Thu, 19th Sep 2019
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Manawatu woman jailed for withholding £740k PAYE, repeats 2007 offence.
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Inland Revenue & ACC to stop accepting cheques from March 2020
Tue, 10th Sep 2019
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Cheques phased out by Inland Revenue & ACC from March 2020 in push for digital payments.
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Cryptocurrency conundrum: Reserve Bank & IR fumble in the dark
Mon, 26th Aug 2019
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Whether it's cryptocurrency salaries or a central digital currency, no agency is quite sure how to tackle this upcoming payment trend.
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MYOB: Kiwi SMEs should use IR's online gateway
Fri, 23rd Aug 2019
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MYOB urges NZ businesses to adopt IR's online filing to avert errors and fines.
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IRD warning customers of new email scam over tax refunds
Mon, 22nd Jul 2019
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Inland Revenue warns customers of a convincing email scam offering tax refunds; more than 900 reports received.
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$300m paid out to Kiwis via Inland Revenue's new automatic system
Tue, 25th Jun 2019
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More than $300m has been refunded to New Zealand taxpayers through the country's automatic tax assessment process, according to new figures by Inland Revenue.
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Inland Revenue moves to help investors get tax rate right
Thu, 20th Jun 2019
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Inland Revenue is moving to help make sure investors, including KiwiSavers, get on the correct prescribed investor tax rate.
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IRD shuts down fraudulent direct debit scam
Mon, 10th Jun 2019
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Inland Revenue halts scam involving fraudulent transactions on bank accounts; working with police and banks to investigate further.
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IRD issues more than $80 million of refunds in one week
Mon, 27th May 2019
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IRD releases £83m in refunds with new auto-assessment system.
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Already more than 2 million logins for IRD’s new tax system
Wed, 8th May 2019
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Having shutdown its services for seven days for an IT revamp, IRD is now celebrating its digital transformation success.
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IRD completes ‘one of the biggest’ IT projects in state sector
Mon, 6th May 2019
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Inland Revenue's IT feat: 19.7m accounts moved in digital upgrade.
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Inland Revenue to shut down services later this week
Tue, 16th Apr 2019
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Inland Revenue's tax system will be closed for a week as it implements major changes, including automatic tax refunds and real-time operations.
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'Good on Inland Revenue' for forcing SMBs to adopt tech
Mon, 25th Feb 2019
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New Zealand SMBs suffering from 'technology phobia' may benefit from new payday filing requirements, says NexGen Group's director Vinay Iswar.
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IRD warns against phishing as personal tax changes kick in
Wed, 30th Jan 2019
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In the last month, two e-mail scams surfaced asking taxpayers to fill in a form to receive a refund owed to them.
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Auckland Uni selects Rimini Street to update payroll systems
Tue, 29th Jan 2019
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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.
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Payroll software firms prepare for payday filing
Fri, 11th Jan 2019
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Providers have been working closely with Inland Revenue to make sure they can meet their clients’ needs when the changes roll out.
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Inland Revenue says watch out for tax refund scams
Mon, 7th Jan 2019
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Inland Revenue is warning New Zealanders to be vigilant about any ‘tax refund’ emails they receive that appear to look genuine.