IRD Shutdown Period

Inland Revenue is performing a system upgrade from 3pm Thursday 18 April, to 8am Friday 26 April 2019. Their key services including phone lines, offices and myIR online services will also be unavailable during this time.

GST Returns will need to be filed from Xero to Inland Revenue either prior to 3pm Thursday 18 April, or after 8am Friday, 26 April. Any GST returns for a period ending 31 March will be due for filing with IR by 7 May.

If you use Xero Payroll, you can continue to post your pay runs and pay your employees during this period. With payday filing, Xero will automatically queue your payday filing details – these will be processed for you once IR is back online. With payday filing, details usually need to be submitted to IR within 2 days of the pay run so this will be extended to 29 April for any pay runs posted during the offline period.

If you are using another payroll software, please refer to your provider’s website or contact them to find out how payday filing will be processed in IRD’s shutdown period.