Thank you for visiting the Making tax easier consultation. The consultation ran from 9 June to 23 July, and is now closed. The consultation website, and comments posted on it, can still be viewed, but no new comments can be added. The Government is evaluating the comments posted on the forum, and these comments will help to guide the Government in its approach to reforms to the tax administration system. We will put a link here to any announcements made about this project.
This Government consultation forum is about improving the administration of the tax system and making it more certain and speedy for you to interact with Inland Revenue. The forum sets out a number of options for change to improve the current tax system and invites you to post your thoughts and comments.
The Government’s economic vision for New Zealand includes a tax system that supports and strengthens economic growth. A key step to achieving this vision was the Government’s Budget 2010 which included a package of tax policy measures to re-balance the tax system.
The next step is improving the administration of the tax system so that interaction with it is more certain and speedy for taxpayers. This includes increasing the use of electronic services by taxpayers when they are interacting with Inland Revenue.
Some of the ideas set out in this consultation forum may take several years to implement. Implementation of the ideas will be based on the feedback we receive and the technology available. However, the ideas on this consultation forum all illustrate the broad direction that the Government is seeking for the administration of the tax system, so it supports the Government’s vision for economic growth.
Hon Peter Dunne Hon Bill English
Minister of Revenue Minister of Finance
PAYE will be treated as a final tax liability for some people.
Inland Revenue will be able to disclose tax debts to credit reporters.
Molly, non-profit sector
Current records for each taxpaying entity will be available online, and through their payroll and accounting software.