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.
We’re now in the final stage and nearing the end of our transformation – by 30 June 2022 our transformation programme will conclude.
Previously, we’ve rolled out changes in one release each year. Our final stage differs from this and is being implemented in two releases during 2021.
Stage 4, Release 1 which included paid parental leave, unclaimed money, duties, and New Zealand foreign trusts went live in March 2021.
Stage 4, Release 2 which includes improvements to child support and an upgrade to myIR is going live later this year. We're targeting late October for these changes but are closely monitoring external events that may affect this timing, such as COVID-19. Stage 4, Release 2 will be the final changes for our customers as part of this Transformation.
After that, the focus of the programme will be on more internal activities such as decommissioning of heritage systems and processes, and these activities will be largely invisible to anyone outside of Inland Revenue.
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 [email protected].