A great thing. The IRD is going to set up a website to guide SME’s through their tax obligations at various stages of the business.
They are outsourcing the work, and it will worringly include a bunch of Flash as part of the “interactive tool”. We can hope that it doesn’t turn into another Mission-on.
The good news is that The Small Business Company are in charge, and their website actually seems ok – though the formatting is screwed up on FFX3 and their marketing module appears to be a giant advertisement for Yellow. At least it is not a flash monstrosity. Some of their work looks pretty good – including training modules for other parts of Govt.
In general NZ Government Websites are generally excellent – one of the reasons that Mission-On ranks so low on a Google search is that the NZ Govt. websites talking about it rank that much higher. It helps that there is a wonderful set of guidelines – even warning against flash and its’ ilk.
So – We’ll wait with interest to see how this one turns out. Given that September is the launch, I am guessing the cost is a while lot less than $10m.