IRD / Inland Revenue Department stories
Auckland SaaS start-up Afirmo transforming small business operations
New Zealand start-up Afirmo is transforming small business operations with its holistic software platform, attracting 3500 customers in its first year.
Got crypto? Pay tax – A quick look at IR's new crypto-asset guidance
Inland Revenue issues new guidance on taxing crypto-assets in New Zealand, stating that individuals and businesses must pay income tax on their assets.
How Kiwi FinTech is helping keep NZ’s economy on track
Three Kiwi company founders explain how they are helping the post-COVID-19 economic recovery with a mix of innovation and heart.
Inland Revenue shuts down to make changes to tax system
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.
Inland Revenue to stop accepting cheques
The news comes following similar moves by the Accident Compensation Corporation, Kiwibank and New Zealand Post.
Inland Revenue cracks down on multinationals' tax obligations
Inland Revenue targets multinationals to recoup NZ$200m tax annually.
Growing enthusiasm for Inland Revenue's new provisional tax option
Inland Revenue's new provisional tax option, AIM, is being well received by small business owners looking for certainty.
Jail time for woman who failed to pay $740,000 PAYE
Manawatu woman jailed for withholding £740k PAYE, repeats 2007 offence.
Inland Revenue & ACC to stop accepting cheques from March 2020
Cheques phased out by Inland Revenue & ACC from March 2020 in push for digital payments.
Cryptocurrency conundrum: Reserve Bank & IR fumble in the dark
Whether it's cryptocurrency salaries or a central digital currency, no agency is quite sure how to tackle this upcoming payment trend.
MYOB: Kiwi SMEs should use IR's online gateway
MYOB urges NZ businesses to adopt IR's online filing to avert errors and fines.
IRD warning customers of new email scam over tax refunds
Inland Revenue warns customers of a convincing email scam offering tax refunds; more than 900 reports received.
$300m paid out to Kiwis via Inland Revenue's new automatic system
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.
Inland Revenue moves to help investors get tax rate right
Inland Revenue is moving to help make sure investors, including KiwiSavers, get on the correct prescribed investor tax rate.
IRD shuts down fraudulent direct debit scam
Inland Revenue halts scam involving fraudulent transactions on bank accounts; working with police and banks to investigate further.
IRD issues more than $80 million of refunds in one week
IRD releases £83m in refunds with new auto-assessment system.
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.
IRD completes ‘one of the biggest’ IT projects in state sector
Inland Revenue's IT feat: 19.7m accounts moved in digital upgrade.
Inland Revenue to shut down services later this week
Inland Revenue's tax system will be closed for a week as it implements major changes, including automatic tax refunds and real-time operations.
'Good on Inland Revenue' for forcing SMBs to adopt tech
New Zealand SMBs suffering from 'technology phobia' may benefit from new payday filing requirements, says NexGen Group's director Vinay Iswar.
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.
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.
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.
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.