What a tax audit is

If you are selected for a tax audit don't assume that you've done something wrong. There are many reasons why we select a business to be audited.

If you've kept good records and complied with the law then the process can be completed quickly.

Watch our video about the audit process

Find out more in our Inland Revenue audits guide (IR297)

Note: If you discover that you have made a mistake with your tax returns we encourage you to tell us about it so that it can be corrected as soon as possible. This is called making a voluntary disclosure.

Find out more about making a voluntary disclosure

Download a Voluntary disclosure (IR281) form