Date posted: 15/05/2019 2 min read

Observations from the NZ Tax Roadshow on BT3

The first three weeks of our NZ Tax Roadshow are finished. Our team shares some observations on Business Transformation stage 3 from around the regions.

In brief

  • Inland Revenue’s Business Transformation stage 3 release
  • A lot of feedback from members on the new system.

Thank you to all our members who have attended one of our roadshow sessions so far in the South Island and lower North Island. It’s a great opportunity for our team to meet members and hear firsthand what tax changes are affecting you. If you are in Auckland or Whangarei, we look forward to seeing you there. 

Inland Revenue’s Business Transformation stage 3 release happened just as we started our roadshow this year. As a result, we have been hearing a lot of feedback from members on the new system. CA ANZ meets regularly with Inland Revenue to discuss feedback. We believe it is crucial that our tax system be simple to understand and comply with for taxpayers and tax agents.  

Some of the areas highlighted to CA ANZ have included:

  • automatic refunds
  • income summaries (including ACC levy details and whether tax deducted is PAYE or withholding tax) 
  • website search functionality
  • amending provisional tax amounts in GST returns 
  • payday filing
  • PIE income and refunds. 

While a number of these issues are still being resolved by Inland Revenue, solutions or workarounds have been found for many of them. Tax agents can find a list of the top issues and solutions for tax intermediaries on Inland Revenue’s website and should raise any issues with their agent account manager.

Top issues and solutions for tax intermediaries

When IR becomes aware of common issues affecting tax agents, IR will update this page with a brief summary of the issue, any workarounds, and the progress towards resolving it.

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