Did you know that to save money the IRD are no longer sending out Provisional Tax and Terminal Tax Reminder letters? I got caught by this. My last correspondence from the IRD in July last year showed I had some Terminal Tax to pay 7 February this year.
No reminder was sent like in past years which appears to be their new money saving policy. Call centre response was it is your "fiscal responsibility" to remember to pay your tax on time. If you forget they penalise you.
It's like getting only one Council Rates letter a year with no reminder - pay on time or be charged interest, who would remember?
The IRD could at least let their customers know about the change in policy - that would cost money they said.
Provisional Tax paying Geeks beware - pay on time or suffer the consequences.
We should have a Forum on IRD Technology as it affects us all.