Since 1 July 2008, tax has been deducted from the following personal service rehabilitation payments before they are made:
- attendant care
- home help
- attendant care services related to training for independence
- attendant care services related to transport for independence.
Reason for the change
Some ACC clients and caregivers may not have fully understood how to pay tax on the payments they receive for these services. These payments have always been taxable, but ACC hasn't previously deducted tax from them. The responsibility for this was on the client, agency or caregiver to pay the tax on these payments.
Tax will also be applied to some agencies (depending on their organisational structure) that ACC use to provide these services to help them administer these payments.
Find out if your payments will have tax deducted before they are made
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you are a:
tax won't be deducted before payment is made.
You will be responsible for paying any tax at the end of the year when you file your return.
10.5% (see note below) tax will be deducted before your payments are made.
You'll need to complete a Tax code deduction form (IR330) and send it to ACC before your first payment, otherwise tax will be deducted at 25.5%.
Between 1 October 2008 and 1 October 2010 the tax rate was 12.5%.
Before 1 October 2008 the tax rate was 15%.
Find out more
Find out what the tax obligations are for ACC clients and caregivers.
Date published: 29 Jan 2013
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