There is a drive to widen the tax base. With that in mind, the Government will provide extra operating funds to Inland Revenue to collect more taxes and, in particular, to ensure outstanding company tax returns are filed. At a proposed cost of $31.3 million this is expected to raise revenues in excess of $183 million over the next four years. Taken with Inland Revenue’s tax policy work programme, there’s a strong compliance agenda to plug leaks and stop rorts to the system.

The message for businesses, of course, is to ensure tax compliance is a priority, all those i’s dotted, all those t’s crossed.

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