What to do if you've done something wrong

You have an obligation to assess your own tax liability and pay tax according to the requirements of the law.

If you've made a mistake or filed an incorrect tax return, it's best to tell us about it before we find out in some other way.

We routinely audit the business records of people and businesses. If we find that someone is not meeting their obligations, they can be charged with penalties or, depending on the seriousness, prosecuted.

There are a number of ways to correct errors depending on the type of error and the tax the error relates to

  • Genuine errors
  • Late claim for GST on an expense
  • Adjustments to your tax returns
  • Voluntary disclosure
  • Advantages of voluntary disclosures
  • How to make a voluntary disclosure