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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
19 October 2016 Working for Families Tax Credits payments over Labour weekend
  The weekly and fortnightly Working for Families Tax Credits (WfFTC) payment due on Tuesday 25 October 2016 will be paid early on Saturday 22 October 2016.
14 October 2016 Electronic signatures standard now available
  This standard provides guidelines on the use of electronic signatures on documentation and information provided to Inland Revenue and describes the circumstances in which Inland Revenue accepts documentation and information under an electronic signature.
05 October 2016 Non-resident businesses supplying remote services
  Since 1 October 2016 non-resident businesses meeting the GST registration criteria are expected to charge and return GST on any remote (including online) services they supply to customers who reside in New Zealand.
20 September 2016 Claim a tax credit for donations
  If you’ve made a financial donation, you may be able to claim a tax credit.
26 August 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.
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.