As a parent
Inland Revenue deals with a number of issues that may affect you as a parent, including paid parental leave, Working for Families Tax Credits, child support, tax credits for working parents, and taxation of family trusts and property agreements.
Answers to frequently asked questions on when to contact us, qualifying for Working for Families Tax Credits, receiving the payments and what to do when your circumstances change.
Paid parental leave is a government-funded entitlement paid to eligible working mothers and adoptive parents when they take parental leave from their job(s) to care for their newborn or adopted child (under the age of six).
You can nominate someone to act on your behalf to look after your tax affairs. This could be if you're going overseas for an extended period, if you can't contact us during work hours for any reason, or if you would just like someone other than a tax agent to look after your tax affairs.
You may apply for a tax credit if you earn a taxable income and have donated money to a charitable organisation, and/or have paid school fees, and/or have paid for childcare.
Child support is money paid by parents who are not living with their children to help support those children financially. Here you will find answers to questions that parents or other caregivers who receive child support often ask.
Date published: 16 Sep 2004