IRD have made us aware of a number of scams that are active at the moment. These include emails, text messages to your phone and phone calls. Most require you to respond with personal information and some will ask you to pay some money up front to get access to your refund. These scams are sophisticated and can include either emails or websites with the IRD logo on them so they appear as genuine as possible.   
The latest scam is a text message from "Inland Revenue" that indicates you have outstanding tax to pay. If you receive an email, phone call or text message from IRD requesting any information or payment please contact us on 06 835 5018 to confirm this as soon as possible. Do not make any payments, no matter how urgent it seems.

For more information on keeping your identity safe and scams see the IRD website here.