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We're improving our tax system over three years. 2018 will introduce changes to the way you manage your business income tax.
The first stage of changes was released in February 2017 and included:
These new services were the first step to make it simple for you to manage your tax and work with us.
The second stage of changes focuses on streamlining business income taxes. These changes were released in April 2018 and include:
This page will be updated with information about these stages.
Some of the changes being introduced are subject to new legislation the Government has proposed. To date the Government has consulted on:
|Consultation topic||Consultation period|
|Better administration of social policy||July 2017|
|Better administration of individuals' income tax||June 2017|
|Proposals for modernising the Tax Administration Act||December 2016 - February 2017|
|Investment income information||July - August 2016|
|Better business tax||April - May 2016|
|Towards a new Tax Administration Act||November 2015 - February 2016|
|Better administration of GST and PAYE||November 2015 - February 2016|
|Better digital services||March - May 2015|
|Green paper on the vision of tax administration||March - May 2015|
We’re talking with customers, tax professionals, banks, software developers, businesses, industry groups and other government agencies. We're monitoring your feedback to make sure the new tax administration system truly meets your needs now and in future.
If you're affected by the changes, we'll contact you directly as we roll out each stage of improvements. This means you'll be ready to get the most out of our new services.
Contact us at IRtransformation@ird.govt.nz.