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Learn more about our work with government and industry in Aotearoa New Zealand below.

Digital Advisory Group


The Aotearoa New Zealand Digital Advisory Group (NZ DAG) is a representative advisory group that provides support and perspective from DSPs to the NZ Inland Revenue Department and other government agencies tasked with the smooth operation and ongoing digital transformation of the tax system. DSPANZ Director Allen Knight currently co-chairs the DAG with Inland Revenue's Anil Srinivasa.



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DAG Payroll Working Group


The Aotearoa New Zealand Digital Advisory Payroll Working Group brings together members of the DSP payroll industry to discuss payroll and work through payroll matters for the benefit of the wider community. The working group aims to create an environment where there is structured and early engagement with DSPs from policy development through to the co-design and implementation of payroll changes.
 

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Tax Technology Group


The Tax Technology Group (TTG) is a strategic working group operating under DSPANZ. Its purpose is to improve the effectiveness and global reach of the Tax Technology (or Tax Tech) ecosystem in Aotearoa New Zealand by strengthening the leadership of open standards, best practices and integration to maximise the collective impact for taxpayers, agents and government agencies.

 

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Service Provider Forum


The Australian and New Zealand Service Provider (A-NZ SPF) is a regular meeting of access points (APs), service metadata publishers (SMPs) and Peppol members that support the A-NZ environment hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Peppol Authorities. DSPANZ and our members have been participating in the forum since its inception and co-chaired the invoice content and response working group.
 

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Payroll Software Providers on Proposed Holidays Act Changes & Need for Ongoing Engagement

Payroll Software Providers on Proposed Holidays Act Changes & Need for Ongoing Engagement

DSPANZ provided a statement on behalf of the New Zealand Digital Advisory Group - Payroll Working Group to raise concerns about the proposed amendments to the Holidays Act and the importance of working alongside payroll software providers to ensure changes can be operationalised. 

Letters to Incoming NZ Ministers

Letters to Incoming NZ Ministers

DSPANZ sent letters to incoming Aotearoa New Zealand Ministers in early 2024, congratulating them on their respective appointments following the 2023 general election.

Join the DAG in 2024

Join the DAG in 2024

We're calling for expressions of interest (EOIs) from Aotearoa New Zealand Digital Service Providers (DSPs) who would like to participate in the Digital Advisory Group or DAG for the next 12 months. Learn more about the DAG and how to apply.


Aotearoa New Zealand Policy Submissions


Find previous New Zealand policy submissions below.

Employment Relations (Protection for KiwiSaver Members) Amendment Bill

Employment Relations (Protection for KiwiSaver Members) Amendment Bill

DSPANZ provided a submission on the Employment Relations (Protection for KiwiSaver Members) Amendment Bill on 30 October 2023.

Employment Relations (Restraint of Trade) Amendment Bill Submission

Employment Relations (Restraint of Trade) Amendment Bill Submission

DSPANZ provided a submission on the Employment Relations (Restraint of Trade) Amendment Bill raising feedback on the proposed operationalisation of the restraint of trade provisions. Read our full submission here. 

Taxation (Annual Rates for 2023-24, Multinational Tax, and Remedial Matters) Bill

Taxation (Annual Rates for 2023-24, Multinational Tax, and Remedial Matters) Bill

DSPANZ provided a submission on the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2023-24, Multinational Tax, and Remedial Matters) Bill on 14 July 2023.

New Zealand Customer and Product Data Bill

New Zealand Customer and Product Data Bill

DSPANZ provided a submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's consultation on the exposure draft of the Customer and Product Data Bill on 24 July 2023. Access a copy of this submission here.

Tax Administration in a Digital World Submission

Tax Administration in a Digital World Submission

DSPANZ provided a submission to New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department on their Tax Administration in a Digital World issues paper on 22 April 2022. Access a full copy of this submission here. 

Towards a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa

Towards a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa

We provided a submission to the Towards a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa consultation on 10 November 2021. A full copy of this submission can be accessed here.

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