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Service changes and updates IR offices, myIR and phone lines (SPK2IR) are unavailable until the morning of Thursday 28 October for planned system maintenance. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) You will not be able to apply for the RSP in myIR until the morning of Thursday 28 October. Businesses affected by the alert level increase that started on 17 August can apply in myIR from 28 October. Applications for a 4th payment round are planned to open on 29 October. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) The government has announced an increase to the amount and frequency of the RSP from 12 November. 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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