COVID-19 Te Tari Taake
Inland Revenue have Kaitakawaenga Māori support the Māori Community. Kaitakawaenga Māori deliver Inland Revenue services in a whānau, hapū and iwi centric way to help ensure Māori customers have the tools to self-manage their tax affairs.
This is a service where Māori are supporting Māori and IRD working hard to provide essential services for business and individual customers during this stressful and difficult time.
More information on the service, including how to request a visit from one of the Kaitakawaenga Māori, is available on the IRD website: IRD Kaitakawaenga Māori.
If you need assistance, you’re encouraged to use myIR in the first instance and send through your questions/enquiries via secure mail through to IRD. If you would like to discuss the matter with their Kaitakawaenga Māori, please use the link above to request IRD to make contact.
You can also check out the Inland Revenue website for information on your tax matters or your entitlements. If you have been affected by COVID-19 check out https://www.ird.govt.nz/covid-19/ where you’ll find information on:
- COVID-19 Wage and leave subsidies: Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible to apply for a wage subsidy or a type of leave subsidy paid by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).
- COVID-19 Support for Families: Information for child support, Working for Families and paid parental leave.
- COVID-19 information about KiwiSaver: You may be able to reduce or suspend your KiwiSaver contributions.
- COVID19 Tax Changes to support business: Tax proposals to help businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19
If you need to contact Inland Revenue urgently about any of your tax matters or entitlements, then online through myIR is the best way.