I received a phone call this morning from the IRD. It seems one of the GST returns I did from the February/March 07 period (bear in mind I do GST returns for half a dozen different entities) had an issue with it.
I vaguely recall a GST adjustment I made and a covering letter sent to the IRD to explain the situation. Now out of the blue, some four months later I had a phone call asking for a detailed breakdown of the changes made.
The IRD costs taxpayers millions of dollars a year to run, they’ve got management for Africa and systems galore – I simply cannot understand how it can possibly take four months for them to get around to checking a GST return.
We all know what would happen if we paid an amount to the IRD four months late – late payment penalties, interest and hassles would descend upon us – shame it doesn’t work the other way around.
Almost makes you want to vote Act doesn’t it?????