The Inland Revenue Department
or simply Inland Revenue
: Te Tari Taake
, lit.The Department of Tax
) is the New Zealand
government department responsible for the collection of taxes
, payment of family assistance tax credits (See Working for Families
), payment of Paid Parental Leave
, collection and payment of child support
and the collection of student loans
The Inland Revenue Department is part of the portfolio of the Minister of Revenue Hon Peter Dunne
As at 30 June 2006, Inland Revenue employs over 5,358 full time equivalent staff in 17 cities across New Zealand.
Inland Revenue started out as the Land Tax Department in 1878. The department was renamed the Land and Income Tax Department in 1892 with the central office set up in Wellington
It wasn't until 1952, when the organisation joined with the Stamp Duties Department, that the organisation came to be known as the Inland Revenue Department, or IRD.
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Acts and Regulations Administered
Inland Revenue administers the following Acts
- Tax Administration Act 1994
- Tax Administration Amendment Act 1995, 1996, (No.2) 1995, (No.3) 1995 (No.2) 1996
- Taxation (Annual Rates of Income Tax 1996/97) Act 1996
- Taxation (Core Provisions) Act 1996
- Taxation (Remedial Provisions) Act 1996
- Taxation (Superannuitant......