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SMEs compliance costs in 2018

The '2018 study on the time and cost of doing business taxes incurred by NZ small businesses' report outlines the results from a survey of 6,003 small business done in September to October 2018. It shows the amount of time that small businesses spend on their taxes is the same as 2016, but costs have risen. Stress is a little higher and some businesses are struggling with changes to regulations or processes, but many are finding improvements made to Inland Revenue’s website and digital services are making things easier.

SMEs compliance costs in 2016

The 'Better for customers: SMEs’ compliance costs in 2016' report outlines the results from a survey of 4,028 small businesses about the time and cost of doing business taxes.

SMEs compliance costs in 2013

The 'SME tax compliance costs 2013 evaluation' report outlines the results from a survey of 1,206 small business done between November 2013 and January 2014.

The 'SME tax compliance costs 2004 to 2013 evaluation' report compares the results of the 2013 survey with the 2004 survey of small business compliance costs.

The 'SME tax compliance cost: A qualitative investigation' report outlines the results of a qualitative study that was undertaken with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to identify practical ideas that would help reduce their effort and stress in dealing with Inland Revenue.