Time To Set New Direction for IRD - ACT
Tuesday 14th Dec 1999
Rodney Hide Media Release -- Governance & Constitution
ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that the resignation of Graham Holland was the first step towards a new direction for the Inland Revenue Department.
"Just changing Commissioner's isn't enough. The culture within the IRD needs to change so that once again taxpayers are treated as citizens and IRD staff are valued.
"There is a wider problem that just changing Commissioner's won't fix. The law is currently up-ended against taxpayers. There need to be legal changes.
"The Finance and Expenditure Select Committee last Parliament recommended that the inquiry into the operation and culture of the IRD continue. I believe this is critical to addressing the concerns that so many taxpayers and IRD staff have raised," said Rodney Hide.
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