A Milton woman says she has received an apology from the
Inland Revenue Department after claims it ignored her pleas
that her name and IRD number were being used fraudulently by
a Christchurch business for almost a year.
Inland Revenue is being accused of making a policy U-turn
that runs the risk of undermining the integrity of the tax
system, eroding voluntary compliance and reducing business
confidence in the tax department.
The Inland Revenue Department has played the "moral card" in
its Compliance Focus, effectively telling New Zealanders they
have a civic duty to pay tax for the betterment of society
and that tax evasion is wrong.