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From time to time changes may occur that impact on your obligations or entitlements. Learn about the impact of these changes and any new services or assistance that you can access.
Date publishedTitle and description
09 February 2018 Families Package
  Comprehensive package to provide more support to low and middle income households introduced into Parliament.
29 January 2018 Payday filing
  The Government has proposed changing when employers and payroll intermediaries file employer returns, ie, employer monthly schedules. The proposal is to file your returns every payday instead of monthly.
18 January 2018 Latest drought impacts
  The Primary Industries Minister Damien O’Connor has declared the Southland region, Queenstown Lakes district, Central Otago district and Clutha district droughts a medium-scale adverse event. This is an extension on the drought conditions declared in the Taranaki, Manawatu/Whanganui, Wellington and West Coast of the South Island last week.
17 January 2018 AIM - new provisional tax option for small businesses
  From April 2018 small businesses that have turnover of less than $5 million a year can work out their provisional tax using the accounting income method (AIM).
11 December 2017 Our services over the holiday season
  Dates and times of our service availability over the break
29 November 2017 Features of our new-look IR homepage
  Welcome to our new-look homepage!
20 November 2017 Changes to tertiary funding from 2018
  The Government has announced proposals to introduce one year of fees-free tertiary education and a $50 a week increase to student allowances and living cost loans.
14 June 2017 Kaikoura earthquakes relief provisions for depreciation recovery income
  The Government has introduced relief provisions for depreciation recovered from insurance and compensation payments as a result of the Kaikoura earthquakes.
09 May 2017 Update your bank account details
  Make sure you get prompt payments by updating your bank account.
18 April 2017 Recent floods in the Bay of Plenty
  If you've been affected by the recent floods, we're able to take a realistic and flexible approach in these circumstances.
18 April 2017 Paying contractors or working as a contractor?
  Budget 2016 has introduced some business tax changes that will come in to effect on 1 April 2017.
20 March 2017 Franklin, Hauraki and Thames-Coromandel storm impacts
  We're aware that the recent storms may cause financial issues for farmers and understand it is likely to affect income for the 2017 and 2018 income tax years.
07 February 2017 Northland drought impacts
  If you have been affected by the drought and are struggling to deal with your tax affairs, contact us sooner rather than later so we can help.
16 November 2016 Recent earthquakes in New Zealand
  If you've been affected by the recent earthquakes, we know that tax won't be front of mind for you right now.
14 October 2016 Electronic signatures standard now available
  This standard provides guidelines on the use of electronic signatures on documentation and information provided to IR.
05 October 2016 Non-resident businesses supplying remote services
  Non-resident businesses meeting the GST criteria are expected to charge and return GST on any remote (including online) services they supply to customers who reside in New Zealand.
26 August 2016 Recent gastroenteritis outbreak in Hawke's Bay
  If you’ve been affected by the gastroenteritis outbreak, we know that tax won’t be front of mind for you right now.
04 July 2016 Employee share schemes (ESS)
  Employers can provide benefits to employees in the form of employee share schemes (ESS).
23 June 2016 Audio of a phishing scam claiming to be Inland Revenue
  New Zealanders are warned about a spate of scam phone callers pretending to be from Inland Revenue and trying to recover unpaid taxes.
08 December 2015 Assistance for farmers affected by the dairy price downturn
  We're aware the dairy price downturn may cause financial issues for dairy farmers and will materially affect some farmers’ financial position for the 2015-16 income tax year.