We accept some customers will have difficulty paying all their taxes in full and on time. However, it is important that you still file your returns on time.
The information in the returns gives us a more complete picture of a customer’s financial position when considering the relief options.
Also, the information in those returns provides important information to the government at the present time, enabling monitoring of COVID-19's effects on New Zealand's economy.
We know it’s challenging for customers in the current environment to continue filing Employment Information each payday. However, filing Employment Information ensures information about employees is up-to-date and accurate and will also help support any application for the Government’s wage subsidy (if required) given the current context of COVID-19.
Employment information is critical to our ability to complete the end of year income tax assessment process.
If you're concerned about the financial consequences of not paying on time, please read the information on our approach to penalties and interest.
We understand that business owners are under pressure and tax compliance can add to their stress, however we cannot change or extend the legislated due date for filing GST returns. The most important thing is for you to continue to file your GST returns, even if you cannot pay, so that we and the Government have up-to-date information about what is happening in the New Zealand economy.
If you cannot pay your GST now, you can go online and set up an instalment arrangement that suits you.