IRD continues to encourage clients of tax agents to contact IRD direct and in particular to view their MYIR website. The content is often misleading or incorrect.
We have alerted IRD to three critical fixes required:
- In respect of Covid-19 and impact on tax obligations, IRD must tell taxpayers to contact their agent in the first instance, and only if that is not available (Eg they don’t have an agent) to contact IRD
- Remove the obviously incorrect statement that 2020 returns are due and must be filed NOW. [2 April update: IRD appear to have removed this]
- Fix the longstanding issue of stating that tax is payable when it actually relates to a future obligation