This approach is wrong on so many levels:
- IRD frequently tells taxpayers they owe tax when no tax is due at that time. In MyIR there are amounts showing with orange exclamation marks but the tax isn’t actually due
- IRD has acknowledged that there are problems with the way debts are shown in MyIR
- Debts may be in dispute, there may be other income to return or expenses to claim that IRD hasn’t yet recorded, it may be pending tax pooling credits, or it may be payable but not until a future date
- The Commissioner has explicitly stated that IRD staff will not contact our clients and to do so would be a significant breach of protocol. This and other campaigns are directly in conflict with the commissioner’s undertakings
If IRD contacts you please email the full details to us and we will review and respond appropriately, including letting you know whether you really do owe tax.
If you don’t get a message then you can ignore this.