The final phase of Inland Revenue's Business Transformation programme goes live on 28 October 2021. This phase will include improvements to the MyIR function with a new layout that will make it easier to see important information and taxpayers will be able to undertake certain tasks directly from the MyIR homepage.

The project will also see an update to the functionality when using devices, whether it is mobile, tablet, or desktop.

This final stage of transformation will mean that Inland Revenue systems will be unavailable from 21 October to 28 October. Taxpayers will be unable to access accounts or file returns over this time.

As a result of the project, the Government has provided taxpayers with an extension of one week to file returns and pay taxes that are due on that date.

This includes GST returns due for the period ending 30 September 2021, and provisional tax payments falling due. The Government will allow until 4 November 2021 to pay and file for those taxes due.

Any payroll payday filing returns that are due to be filed between 19 – 27 October can either be filed in advance if you can, or will be due to IRD by 29 October.

Note that your MYOB or XERO systems will not be able to submit payroll or gst returns during the shutdown either, so if you normally file within the software, please diary to return to file on 29th October.   When IRD last did a major upgrade last Easter, the link between your software providers & IRD had to be set up anew, so please check confirmations that returns have been successfully filed.

Any payments you make to IRD should still be processed on the date paid.

If you are struggling to make payments as a result of the current lockdown and need a deferral, then please contact us.


Diane Myers

On mobile during lockdown (021 2929029)

18 October 2021