Story image

Digital signatures go live - MYOB first to offer new system to Kiwis

17 Oct 2016

MYOB is the first to launch a digital signatures service to its customers in New Zealand, following Inland Revenue’s digital signature acceptance.

Parliament changed the law earlier this year to simplify the taxation system and make better use of digital technologies.

Documents such as tax returns can be filed with an electronic signature rather than in writing, meaning there will be no need to print, sign and send forms to Inland Revenue.

Ingrid Cronin-Knight, MYOB spokesperson says they’re proud to be the first business in New Zealand to offer this services to its customers.  

“MYOB is focused on bringing innovative new services to market. We know small to medium sized businesses are always looking for ways to improve productivity in their operations,” she says.

“The new service means tax compliance documents can be quickly and securely transmitted to Inland Revenue without the need for paperwork and without the painful delays. Businesses can do it simply and easily, directly through our platform or via their accountant.”

MYOB has been working with Inland Revenue to find ways of simplifying a range of compliance and taxation processes. As well as digital signatures, the accounting software provider has worked with the government on the introduction of eGST, as well as changes to provisional taxation.

“We have a positive working relationship with government and are always looking for ways to make business processes easier and better,” says Cronin-Knight.

“We’re delighted with the digital signature functionality. It follows on from MYOB being first to launch eGST filling services in New Zealand and demonstrates that a local focus will continue to pay off for our customers,” she explains.

“The ability to digitally connect with Inland Revenue demonstrates the benefits of cloud-based business accounting software. MYOB is committed to delivering new innovations in business accounting to help New Zealand businesses succeed.”

Better data management: Whose job is it?
An Experian executive’s practical advice on how to structure data-management roles within a modern business environment.
Platform9 and Intersect partner to bring unified cloud to A/NZ
“For Intersect, Platform9 represents the single most strategic solution to a set of challenges we see expanding across the board."
Meet the future of women in IT
Emily Sopers has just won Kordia’s first ever Women in Technology Scholarship, which was established to address gender imbalance in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
Web design programmers do an about face – again!
Google is aggressively pushing speed in the mobile environment as a critical ranking factor, and many eb design teams struggling to reach 80%+ speed scores on Google speed tests with gorgeous – but heavy - WordPress templates and themes.
Digital spending to hit US$1.2 trillion by 2022
A recent study by Zinnov shows that IoT spend reached US$201 billion in 2018 while outsourcing service providers generated $40 billion in revenue.
'Iwi Algorithm' can grow Aotearoa's mana
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei innovation officer Te Aroha Grace says AI can help to combine the values from different cultures to help grow Aotearoa’s mana and brand – and AI is not just for commercial gain.
Dropbox brings in-country document hosting to A/NZ & Japan
Dropbox Business users in New Zealand, Australia, and Japan will be able to store their Dropbox files in-country, beginning in the second half of 2019.
Why 'right to repair' legislation could be a new lease on life for broken devices
“These companies are profiting at the expense of our environment and our pocketbooks as we become a throw-away society that discards over 6 million tonnes of electronics every year.”