This section of our website sets out a number of issues that we often observe in respect of the way IRD manages audits and other communications with taxpayers.

The most recent development is our 5 May 2011 submission to the Minister and Commissioner of Inland Revenue, and an IRD response that in our view ducks nearly all the points we are making.

We will continue to pursue these matters in various forums.

  1. 5 May 2011 Submission to Minister and Commissioner
  2. 13 May 2011 IRD staff code of conduct (proposed for audits and communications)
  3. 15 May 2011 NZ Herald “Sloppy IRD must shape up”
  4. 30 May 2011 IRD response to Owens Tax
  5. 30 May 2011 OwensTax response to the latter