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Taxes and duties guide IR295

(published May 2015)

About this guide

An introduction to New Zealand's tax system and the different types of taxes collected in New Zealand.

PDF | 103kb | 26 pages

When to use this guide

If you’re a new resident or planning to immigrate to New Zealand, read this guide for information on:

  • the types of taxes and duties collected in New Zealand
  • paying tax as a resident or non-resident for tax purposes (Note: the tax residence rules are different from the normal New Zealand immigration and residency rules)
  • Working for Families Tax Credits and child support - two social assistance programmes administered by Inland Revenue.
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