Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Request for Proposal next step towards Transformation

Request for Proposal next step towards Transformation


Inland Revenue’s Business Transformation has taken another step towards making tax compliance easier for New Zealanders and their businesses with the release of a Request for Proposal for a design provider, says Revenue Minister Todd McClay.

“This is the biggest transformation in the department’s history, and we’re committed to doing it right using the best services available,” says Mr McClay.

“New Zealand taxpayers, particularly small-to-medium sized businesses, need simpler and faster ways to deal with tax.”

The MYOB Business Monitor’s January Special Report stated that the greatest wish of business owners was simplification. Not only did this apply to reducing their tax contribution, but also understanding and meeting their obligations, freeing up more time to spend focusing on their businesses.

“A significant aspect of BT will be improving Inland Revenue’s system so that business systems can talk to the IRD automatically.”

Ends

“Businesses will automatically fulfil their GST, PAYE and provisional tax obligations while they get on with running their businesses, making profits and creating jobs.”

“Currently small business owners spend far too much of their time and money on tax compliance, which inevitably impacts on their profitability.”

“While Inland Revenue is doing what it can to alleviate this compliance burden, there is only so much that can be done within the current system.”

The closed RFP has been released to Accenture and Capgemini, who were shortlisted during the Expression of Interest phase. Both have extensive international experience in delivering tax and technology programmes, and have been working with New Zealand companies during the process.

“It was always envisaged that the capability and capacity required to implement Business Transformation would come from both New Zealand and overseas.”

“I am advised that both the remaining vendors have committed to work closely with the New Zealand ICT sector to design and build significant parts of the process.”

“It is my expectation that at least one-third of the total services spend on Business Transformation will go to New Zealand businesses.”

“Just this week two young Wellingtonians were chosen to work alongside Inland Revenue to develop a new mobile app, and recently local company Assurity Consulting was chosen as the Department’s preferred testing provider, a contract worth $30 million.”

“Business Transformation is about designing a modern system that reduces compliance costs and means people engage with us less frequently, more simply, and increasingly online,” says Mr McClay.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Waitangi And TPP

Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his office has received an invitation for him to visit the Lower Marae on Waitangi Day, but was waiting for a meeting of the Te Tii Marae Trustees. More>>

ALSO:

Flagged: 'Wrong Colour' Bridge Flag To Change

NZ First: Only 13 days after National trumpeted its legally questionable flag on Auckland Harbour Bridge, it is now coming down because it is the wrong colour... “Mr Key’s latest flag fiasco is another waste of taxpayers' money. Given it is coming down, down is exactly the location where it should remain. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Children Head Back To School

“Across the whole of this year we expect 61,820 five year olds will begin their primary schooling for the first time,” says the Ministry of Education head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey. More>>

ALSO:

Dog & Lemon: FBI Disagrees With NZ Government Over Police Chases

Multiple studies, quoted by the FBI, show that once suspects realise they're no longer being chased; they tend to slow down to normal driving speeds and therefore become far less of a risk. The FBI report also categorically rejected the argument that abandoning police chases meant ‘giving in’ to offenders. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news