Coming to New Zealand
Information on tax for those moving to New Zealand permanently, visiting, or on a working holiday.
This information may affect you if you're thinking about moving to New Zealand and staying here for the long term.
If you are coming to New Zealand with the intention of staying and working for a short term or having a working holiday, you will have to pay tax.
New Zealand taxes income on both a residency and a source basis.
If you've just arrived in New Zealand, you may qualify for a temporary tax exemption on some of your foreign-sourced income.
Date published: 21 Sep 2011
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