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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

Regulatory stewardship

Good tax and social policy systems are an essential part of a fair, efficient and productive economy. Taxes raise money to finance government spending, which is essential if New Zealand is to provide the healthcare, education and other government services that its citizens expect. The tax system is therefore a major national asset.

Inland Revenue is also the agency that delivers a range of social policies such as child support, Working for Families, KiwiSaver and student loan repayments. These social policies help increase fairness and improve outcomes for New Zealanders.

The work of the department is governed by Acts of Parliament administered by Inland Revenue.

Regulatory stewardship information and strategy

Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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