Adverse event assistance
For those of you with farming, growers or orchardist clients in the South Island who may have been
financially affected by December’s hail storms, IR has released a reminder regarding the Income
Equalisation Scheme (IES) discretions.
The IES regime provides an opportunity for those affected by an adverse weather event, to self-assess the impact of the adverse event, and then make application to use the IES discretions,
which can provide for the early release of refunds.
IR advises that they will look favourably on such self-assessment applications although naturally
they may still seek to clarify aspects of an individual applicants circumstances.
Income tax return acknowledgement
Based on taxpayer feedback, IR will now be issuing a Return acknowledgement notice, in
circumstances where the tax return filed has been accepted without changes being made by IR.
The new acknowledgement will in essence be confirmation of receipt of the tax return (without
change) and will be sent to tax agents where a redirect is in place, and/or will be available in myIR
in the ‘all client mail report’.
A notice of assessment as opposed to a return acknowledgement will continue to be issued for
those tax returns filed, where IR does amended the filed figures.
If you have any questions or would like a second opinion on any national
or international tax issues, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org