Inland Revenue - Tax policy Tax Policy

News and information about the Government's tax policy work programme, including:
- proposed changes to the laws that Inland Revenue is responsible for
- updates on the progress of bills through Parliament
- policy announcements

Making tax simpler - Cabinet papers

Cabinet papers for Making Tax Simpler consultation, feedback, and policy recommendations. Released April 2017.

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Green paper

Release of Making tax simpler - A Government green paper on tax administration. (March 2015)

  • Paper for the Cabinet Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee (EGI (15) 65) (16 March 2015)
  • Cabinet Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee - Minute of decision (EGI Min (15) 5/2) (18 March 2015)
  • Cabinet - Minute of decision (CAB Min (15) 9/5) (23 March 2015)
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Better digital services

Release of the discussion document Making tax simpler - Better digital services. (March 2015)

  • Paper for the Cabinet Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee (EGI (15) 61) (16 March 2015)
  • Cabinet Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee - Minute of decision (EGI (15) 5/3) (18 March 2015)
  • Cabinet - Minute of decision (CAB Min (15) 9/5) (23 March 2015)
  • Documents available online:
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4 MB

Green paper and better digital services – feedback from consultation

Report back on the consultation from the green paper and better digital services discussion documents. (October 2015)

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741 KB

Towards a new Tax Administration Act

Release of the discussion document Making tax simpler – Towards a new Tax Administration Act. (October 2015)

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Better administration of PAYE and GST

Release of the discussion document Making tax simpler – Better administration of PAYE and GST. (October 2015)

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653 KB

Better administration of PAYE and GST – feedback from consultation and policy recommendations

Report back on the consultation from the better administration of PAYE and GST discussion document. Policy recommendations about changes to PAYE and GST. (June 2016)

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651 KB

Better administration of PAYE and GST – additional policy recommendations

Additional policy recommendations about changes to providing PAYE information. (November 2016)

  • Paper for the Cabinet Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee (EGI-16-SUB-0297)
  • Cabinet Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee - Minute of decision (EGI-16-MIN-0297) (2 November 2016)
  • Cabinet - Minute of decision (CAB-16-MIN-0580.01) (7 November 2016)
  • Documents available online:
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570 KB

Investment income information – release of discussion document

Release of the discussion document Making tax simpler - Investment income information. (May 2016)

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627 KB

Investment income information – feedback from consultation and policy recommendations

Report back on the consultation from the investment income information discussion document. Policy recommendations about changes to the collection of investment income information. (November 2016)

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706 KB

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