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COVID-19 Support Payment (CSP): Applications for the CSP are now closed. Due to the large number of applications for the CSP, there may be a delay in approving some applications. Find out more about the CSP

Budget 2022: The Government has announced Budget 2022, which includes changes to child support payments. Find out more on our Tax Policy website

Budget 2022: The Government has announced a Cost of Living Payment, which will be paid from 1 August 2022. You do not need to apply for this payment. If you are eligible, we’ll pay it into your bank account. Find out more

Legal Services

Legal Services provide tax technical and legal support for Inland Revenue. They're part of Customer and Compliance Services – Business.

Their job is to support the integrity of the tax system and tax compliance by:

  • providing Inland Revenue advice and support services to assist in the resolution of complex tax issues, including social policy
  • litigating and prosecuting where enforcement is necessary
  • representing Inland Revenue to identify and resolve issues arising from new legislation, court cases and tax disputes.

You can contact Legal Services in writing to the attention of:

Group Lead - Advice Legal Services
Inland Revenue
PO Box 76198
New Zealand

Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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