Inland Revenue Department (New Zealand)

The Inland Revenue or Inland Revenue Department (IRD; Māori: Te Tari Taake) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with advising the government on tax policy, collecting and disbursing payments for social support programmes, and collecting tax.

Inland Revenue
Te Tari Taake
Agency overview
Formed1878 (1878)
Preceding agency
  • Land and Income Tax Department
JurisdictionNew Zealand
Headquarters55 Featherston Street
Pipitea
Wellington 6012
Employees4,831[1]
Annual budgetTotal budget for 2019/20
Vote Revenue
$7,046,623,000[2]
Minister responsible
Agency executive
Websitewww.ird.govt.nz

The Inland Revenue's Māori name is an older spelling of Te Tari Tāke, meaning 'The Department [of] Tax'. Despite long vowels in Māori now being expressed with macrons over the vowel rather than double vowels, the department continues to use the double vowel due to the resemblance of the word tāke to the English word take.[3]