Our business transformation is being implemented in four broad, over-lapping stages – digital services, tax, social policy and a final wrap up. The systems, processes and legislative settings that support taxes and entitlements are being modernised in a series of releases within these stages.
Major releases are occurring every year from 2017 to 2021, each one aligning with the beginning of the tax year in April. This is now well underway, with the first three releases having been implemented.
The improvements implemented in April 2020 will build on the changes we have already introduced and will focus on simplifying KiwiSaver and Student Loans for individuals and streamlining employer obligations.
Public consultation on policy
Some of the changes introduced were subject to new legislation. You can find more about the consultation programme, public feedback on our past consultations, and the process of policy decisions on our Tax Policy website.
You can follow the progress of legislation on the New Zealand Parliament website.
A tax administration system that centres on you
We’re talking with customers, tax professionals, banks, software developers, businesses, industry groups and other government agencies. We're monitoring your feedback to make sure the new tax administration system truly meets your needs now and in future.
If you're affected by the changes, we'll contact you directly as we roll out each stage of improvements. This means you'll be ready to get the most out of our new services.
Contact us at IRtransformation@ird.govt.nz.