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Delays to response times: It is taking longer than usual for us to answer calls and myIR messages. This is because of the demand for COVID-19 business support, and the impact COVID-19 is having on our teams. We appreciate your patience and will respond as soon as we can. If possible, please contact us through your myIR account. Log in to myIR

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

Inland Revenue has been given flexibility to modify some timeframes or procedural requirements for taxpayers who are impacted by COVID-19.

A new discretionary power in the Tax Administration Act 1994 allows Inland Revenue to extend a due date deadline, time period or timeframes, or to modify procedural requirements set out in the Revenue Acts. This could include, for example, extending deadlines for filing tax returns and paying provisional and terminal tax.

A recent amendment to the Tax Administration Act now allows the Commissioner to also shorten or reduce a due date, deadline, time period or timeframe where such a variation would provide an advantage to a taxpayer or particular class of taxpayer.

This discretionary power is time-limited for the period 17 March  2020 to 30 September

You can find further information on the scope of the power and how you can raise an issue to be considered at the link below.

COVID-19 Response variations

Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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