Skip to main content

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

Media releases

Paraparaumu man sentenced on tax evasion charges

A self-employed Paraparaumu man was sentenced in September to 6 months home detention, and ordered to pay $3,000 in reparation, on tax evasion charges.

Philip Maihi Gardiner ran Quake Proof Chimneys Ltd, a company selling and installing replica fibreglass chimneys. He was convicted and discharged on charges of failing to be GST registered.

He was also charged with aiding and abetting QPC which knowingly failed to provide GST and income tax returns; and failing to provide personal income tax returns.

Between February 2016 and February 2019, Gardiner had numerous contacts from Inland Revenue in relation to both his personal tax affairs and QPC’s tax affairs.

Gardiner continually ignored Inland Revenue and failed to comply with his and QPC’s tax obligations. The total GST evaded amounts to $74,482.79. The total income tax evaded by Gardiner and QPC amounts to $159,889.77.

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
Jump back to the top of the page