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IRD's Direct Approach

There has always been an unwritten agreement between IRD and tax agents, that IRD will not contact clients directly. However IRD appears to be going directly to clients for not only outstanding tax, but also calling clients re unfiled tax returns, and seeking explanations re expenses claimed! 

CAANZ have been battling with the IRD for months now to get some common sense. You need to be aware that you may be placing themselves at a disadvantage by dealing with IRD directly, so your standard response should be "talk to my Accountant".