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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
30 November 2015 Changes to child support for sole parent students
  From 1 December 2015 sole parent students will be entitled to keep their child support payments while receiving a Jobseeker Support Student Hardship (JSSH) benefit.
30 November 2015 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.
18 November 2015 Our new-look Software developers' section
  Our new-look Software developers' section makes it easier to get the information you need.
04 November 2015 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.
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.
02 July 2015 Relief for taxpayers affected by the floods in the lower North Island and West Coast
  Tax relief is available for people affected by the floods in the lower North Island and West Coast
27 May 2015 Removal of the Government KiwiSaver $1,000 contribution
  As part of the Budget 2015 announcement, the $1,000 kick-start contribution Government makes to new KiwiSaver members’ accounts has been removed. 
20 May 2015 Budget 2015 announcements
  The Government has announced the tax changes as part of Budget 2015.
30 April 2015 Use-of-money interest (UOMI) rate change
  Effective 8 May the UOMI rates on underpayments and overpayments of tax will change.
31 March 2015 Veterans' Support Act 2014
  On 7 December 2014 the Veterans' Support Act 2014 ("the Act") replaced the War Pensions Act 1954 and the Veterans' Support Act 2014 will be implemented in two phases, as Scheme 1 and Scheme 2.
31 March 2015 Student loan annual rates for 2015-16
  The annual review of student loan interest, repayment threshold and significant over-deduction rates has been completed. All rate changes take effect on 1 April 2015.
31 March 2015 Changes to the KiwiSaver First Home deposit subsidy and withdrawals
  Effective 1 April 2015, Government has changed the rules around KiwiSaver HomeStart grants and KiwiSaver first home withdrawals.
31 March 2015 Changes to employee allowances
  Effective 1 April 2015, there are changes to the tax treatment of allowances that you might pay your employees.