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Making tax simpler - Proposals for modernising the Tax Administration Act
Tax policy news
A Government discussion document, Making tax simpler – Proposals for modernising the Tax Administration Act, seeks feedback on detailed proposals for amendments to the Tax Administration Act.
These build on earlier proposals released for consultation in November 2015, set out in Making tax simpler - Towards a new Tax Admionistration Act.
The detailed proposals, which support the Government’s transformation of tax administration, are aimed at helping to get tax right from the start.
They centre around the roles of the Commissioner of Inland Revenue, taxpayers and their agents, information collection, confidentiality and disclosure, and the design of a new Tax Administration Act.
Online forum - https://www.makingtaxsimpler.ird.govt.nz/
Submissions closed on 24 February 2017.