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As the principal steward of the tax system, we play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing its integrity by striving for clarity, consistency and simplicity. 

We’re accountable to the Minister of Revenue. 

Te Tari Taake Inland Revenue works with many other organisations that help manage and run the tax system, with community groups and with international tax networks. Increasingly, we’re working together on ways to improve family and whānau wellbeing and make sure people can access their entitlements.


We advise the Government on tax policy and the social policies that we administer. We work with other agencies such as Te Tai Ōhanga, The Treasury to help deliver wellbeing and positive outcomes for all New Zealanders. 

This includes meeting our obligations under te Tiriti o Waitangi and working to become a better partner in the Māori Crown relationship. 


We provide assurance that the systems for tax and social policy payments: 

  • operate efficiently
  • deliver what the policies intended
  • achieve the intended outcomes 
  • remain fit for purpose. 


We work with many other parties that help manage and run the tax and social policy systems such as tax agents, employers, KiwiSaver providers, financial institutions and community groups such as Citizens Advice Bureau. We’re also part of a digital ‘ecosystem’ that includes service providers such as payroll software companies.

We have information-sharing arrangements with more than 20 agencies.

International revenue 

We advise the Government on international tax issues and help to develop and implement Aotearoa New Zealand’s international tax legislation. 

We work with groups such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and tax agencies in other countries. We exchange financial account information with almost 100 jurisdictions. 

Social policy payments

We administer various social policy programmes. We work closely with other government agencies, especially Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora, the Ministry of Social Development and Hīkina Whakatutuki, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. 

Last updated: 18 Dec 2023
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