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News and updates
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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
21 April 2016 Latest phishing scam using Inland Revenue's name
  The latest phising attack appearing to be from Inland Revenue
07 April 2016 Filing tax returns from accounting software
  We're working with MYOB and Xero to trial a new service to file GST returns directly from accounting software to Inland Revenue.
08 March 2016 What to expect if we audit your business
  If you're in business, we may contact you to arrange an audit.
07 March 2016 Coming to New Zealand to work? You'll need an IRD number
  Are you visiting New Zealand using a working holiday visa or another temporary work visa? If you answered yes, you’ll need to get an IRD number.
02 March 2016 Changes to child support for sole parent students
  From 1 March 2016 sole parent students will be entitled to keep their child support payments while receiving a Jobseeker Support Student Hardship (JSSH) benefit.
29 February 2016 Research and development (R&D) loss tax credit
  The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2015–16, Research and Development, and Remedial Matters) Act 2015 has received Royal assent and introduces the R&D loss tax credit initiative.
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.
04 December 2015 Veterans' Support Act 2014
  Effective 7 December 2015 Scheme Two of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 will commence.
20 July 2015 myIR has got easier
  The myIR Secure Online Service has had a makeover to make it easier and quicker for you to find what you’re looking for. So when you next log in, myIR will look a little different.
20 May 2015 Budget 2015 announcements
  The Government has announced the tax changes as part of Budget 2015.