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Important

Before you apply, you need to have chosen when and how you want to get paid.

Do you need to apply?

You don't need to apply again if you've:

  • applied for Working for Families Tax Credits after 31 March 2000, or
  • received family tax credit payments from Work and Income.
Important

You still need to tell us about any changes in your family or income. You can do this by:

  • updating your details using the My family details and income service through your myIR Secure Online Services account
  • emailing us using secure mail through your myIR account
  • calling us on 0800 227 773:
    • Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm,
    • Saturday between 9am and 1pm.

How you can apply

There are several ways you can do this, you can apply:


Important

If you apply online, you will have to complete additional forms or post additional information to us if you:

  • meet the residence requirements for Working for Families Tax Credits but:
    • you weren't born in New Zealand, or
    • you don't have New Zealand citizenship
  • and/or your spouse or partner are self-employed
  • have a child in your care who doesn't have an IRD number
  • have more than six children
  • share the care of a child
  • would like to claim Working for Families Tax Credits for the previous year and your details are different from the current year.

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Date published: 03 May 2013

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