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Reporting tax evasion or fraud anonymously

You play an important role in helping us protect the tax system and making sure everyone pays their fair share. Paying tax is important - it pays for things that make New Zealand a great place to live.

Report tax evasion or fraud to us

If you have information about tax evasion or fraud you should report it to us.

Report tax evasion or fraud anonymously online

Contact us to report by phone, in writing or to set up a meeting

What we do with your information

Your information about tax evasion will be:

  • provided to our compliance areas for consideration
  • stored on our internal records, and
  • collated into reports.

Even if your information doesn't lead to immediate action, it's still important as it helps us:

  • understand industry trends
  • identify risk areas, and
  • develop compliance strategies.

Because of our tax secrecy obligations we can't let you know the outcome of your reported information. Even though we can't provide this to you, we appreciate the information you provide to us.

Find out more about the security of your information

Protecting your information

We take the security and privacy of your information seriously. You have the option of not identifying yourself or to use a pseudonym.

Sometimes we find that reports of tax evasion don't include all the information we need. If you provide your name and phone number, we can contact you for this. If information in a report is incomplete, we may not be able to use it.

While we'll make every effort not to disclose any information we have that could identify you, you'll need to be mindful not to include information that may inadvertently identify you in your report.

We'll keep your details confidential unless we're required or authorised to release your details by law.

Our privacy policy also contains information about your rights.

Go to the Inland Revenue privacy policy

Sharing information with other government agencies

Where authorised by law, we may share your information if the issue you've raised is more appropriate for another agency to deal with.

If you don't want us to share this information with other agencies clearly state this at the beginning of your report. This may prevent us from taking the best course of action to address your issue.