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Government Calls for Comment on IRD Reforms

July 16, 2010 New Zealand Taxation

Thomas Jefferson on TaxationThe New Zealand Government is proposing a series of extensive transformation to the tax filing administration process, promising to deliver greater information ability, ease of filing, along with lowered incidence of processing error and calculation mistakes.

The Government and the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) are urging New Zealand taxpayers to give comment on planned changes to tax administration. On June 15th the Making Tax Easier proposal was introduced, along with a public consultation period lasting until July 23rd.

For individual taxpayers, the IRD has proposed creating a new digital portal, which would theoretically allow individuals to manage all their tax affairs. The idea is promised to be similar to internet banking in regards usability and security...

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