You are required by law to keep full and accurate records relating to your tax affairs. It is your obligation to provide us with all information that are reasonably expected as necessary to allow us to perform the services for you under this engagement as requested. This includes you providing accurate and complete responses to questions asked of you by us. Inaccurate, incomplete or late information may have a material effect on our services or reports.


The Taxation Administration Act 1953 contains specific provisions that may provide you with “safe harbour” from administrative penalties for incorrect or late lodgement of returns. These safe harbour provisions will only be available to you if, amongst other things, you provide “all relevant taxation information” to us in a timely manner. Accordingly, it is to your advantage that all relevant information is disclosed to us as any failure by you to provide this information may affect your ability to rely on the “safe harbour” provisions and will be taken into account in determining the extent to which tax practitioners have discharged their obligations to clients. It is your responsibility to show that you have brought all matters to our attention if you want to take advantage of the safe harbours created under the new regime.