Where We Started
Inland Revenue staff members who were on Individual Employment Contracts founded Taxpro Incorporated in October 1996. In 2000 as required by the Employment Relations Act we registered as a union and in 2021 we affiliated to the Council of Trade Unions.
We believed that a union made up of Inland Revenue staff, controlled by them and only focused on Inland Revenue issues was the best way to have a voice in our workplace that was relevant and effective.
Our objectives are to engage directly with Inland Revenue, to consult as appropriate and negotiate our terms and conditions of employment to achieve fair employment benefits for our members. Sincde that incorporation we have developed into offering a full range of union services.
Taxpro has used the experience of Inland Revenue staff to develop, negotiate and implement employment agreements that provides great employment conditions and importantly establishes working relationships with Inland Revenue based on mutual trust and respect that enables us to continue to meet the needs of our members
Our role as your union is to provide ongoing advice and support and advocate on behalf of our members to, wherever possible, secure outcomes favourable to Taxpro and Inland Revenue. This includes engagement and consultation with Inland Revenue during time of change,
To supplement the skills and experience that Taxpro representatives have developed we engage as necessary an employment relations consultant for advocacy assistance and utilise other specialist advice when needed. We hold an annual conference to deliver training to representatives and to ensure they are up to date with current issues.
We have a working relationship with other unions at Inland Revenue. Where we have issues in common we can bring our joint membership numbers together to provide additional strength in numbers. Through membership of the Council of Trade Unions we have strengthened these relationships.