Monthly Archives October 2013

Local Firms Squeezed Out of IRD Upgrade

October 9, 2013 New Zealand Finance

Some More Sun DisksClaims are arising that no New Zealand firms will be eligible to participate in the upgrade of the IRD tech systems.

Over the course of October 8th several groups came forward to claim that the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department has effectively shut out any local firms from participating in the upcoming upgrade of the Department’s technology infrastructures.

The disapproval, which came from the Green party, the Labour Party, and the Institute of Information Technology Professionals.

Each group claimed that the IRD will only accept proposals and tenders bidders who have previously participated in projects valued at more than NZD 100 million, and from groups who have participated in large-scale projects with national tax authorities.

The steep requirements are claimed to be prohibitive ...

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IRD Accept Upgrade Bids

October 7, 2013 New Zealand Finance

IRD DiscussionThe IRD is making tangible steps towards an extensive upgrade of its IT and processing systems.

Last week the Inland Revenue Department announced that it will soon begin accepting expressions of interest from external parties regarding the upcoming upgrade of the Department’s internal technology systems.

The expression of interests will be accepted via the Government Electronic Tenders Service, and will be for technical work on the initial phases of the IRD’s system transformation, along with “high level design for the future phases of the programme.“

According to the Commissioner of the IRD Naomi Ferguson, the upgrade is intended to help New Zealanders to”…t simpler and faster for New Zealanders to pay their taxes on time, to receive their entitlements, and reduces the costs of compli...

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