Millions of transactions go through in the tax system every year, and an efficient tax administration is critical to our country's economic and social wellbeing. Our tax policy framework is rated as one of the best in the world and was an important factor in New Zealand's strong economic recovery after the recession.
But, our tax administration system lags behind. New Zealand businesses and individuals have a high rate of internet use, but our existing tax administration system is built on pre-internet technology.
Changes to the computer system which delivers tax administration creates a unique opportunity to modernise the system for the benefit of all those who use it. The best way to deliver better tax services to most of us is by greater use of electronic and internet technology. These changes affect all of us and the Government wants to hear your views on the proposals. Take a look, explore the ideas and have your say.