Your privacy

This privacy policy applies to the personal and other information collected on Inland Revenue's tax policy website:

We automatically record statistical information

If you visit this website to read or download information, we automatically record some non-personal statistical information in a log file, for example:

  • the type of browser you use;
  • the type of operating system you use;
  • the screen resolution of your PC;
  • the date and time you access our site;
  • the pages you have accessed and the documents downloaded;
  • the internet address from which you accessed our site;
  • the search terms you used to find content on our website; and
  • the last site you visited before you accessed this website.

If you subscribe to the tax policy update mailing list, we automatically record some non-personal statistical information that is summarised for each email we send, for example:

  • the number of messages opened;
  • the links clicked on; and
  • the type of device used to view emails (desktop or mobile).

Use of cookies

We currently use Google Analytics to help analyse how our visitors use this site. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. This data is used to compile statistical reports on website activity for us to evaluate site use. This allows us to help make this site more useful to visitors.

Disabling/enabling cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings for your browser. Disabling cookies will not affect your ability to use this website.

Use the "Help" function within your browser to find out how to disable/enable the use of cookies.

What personal information do we collect?

We collect personal information when you:

  • subscribe to our mailing list, and
  • make a submission on a consultation document.

Subscribing to our mailing list

If you subscribe to our mailing list, we record your:

  • email address;
  • first name (optional); and
  • last name (optional).

We use your email address to send you announcements about tax policy developments. We will not disclose your email address to any third parties without your consent.

You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time. If you have any difficulty in unsubscribing from the mailing list please contact us.

Making a submission on a consultation document

If you make a submission on a consultation document you may provide us with personal information. Submissions may be the subject of a request under the Official Information Act 1982, which could result in their publication. We use this Act to determine whether we can withhold information in submissions on the grounds of privacy, or for any other reason. If you think that any part of a submission should be withheld you should indicate this clearly.

Privacy policy queries and concerns

If you have any queries about this privacy policy please contact:

The Privacy Officer
National Office
Inland Revenue
PO Box 2198
Wellington 6140

Email [email protected]