The easier it is to get taxes right, the more people will pay the required amount. So we’ve got a lot of systems in place to make it as easy as we can. Our annual income tax process for salary and wage earners is the best example of this – we simply send most New Zealanders what we understand their tax calculation to be. Most people do not need to do anything, others just need to confirm or correct their tax calculation online.
Some examples of the other ways we try to make taxes easy are below.