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We focus on making it simple for the 4.88 million customers who pay individual income tax

It’s important that we:

  • send annual tax assessments out quickly and explain things clearly 
  • help people through key events such as registering for an IRD number 
  • make it straightforward to set up an instalment arrangement for repaying debt. 

3.3 million customers

  • received an automatically issued individual income tax assessment in the tax year to March 2022.*

3.3 million KiwiSaver members

  • were enrolled at 30 June 2023. We transferred $9.7 billion to scheme providers to invest in 2022–23.
635,000 student loan borrowers 
  • made $1.63 billion in repayments in 2022–23.

$355 million in donation tax credits 

  • were paid out in 2022–23 to 340,000 customers.

Businesses play a special role in the tax and social policy system by providing us with employment information and collecting tax and payments such as student loans and child support. 

Small businesses want interactions with Te Tari Taaki Inland Revenue to be as simple and efficient as possible. 

Providing certainty and clarity for bigger companies is critical so they can manage their tax obligations.

Businesses need us to:

  • help them get set up right from the start if they’re new to the market
  • understand their circumstances if they’re going through difficulties
  • make it easy to advise us about any significant loss of income or set up a payment instalment arrangement.

243,000 employers

  • filed more than 7.4 million employer information returns in 2022–23.

705,000 customers

  • were registered for GST at 30 June 2023. They filed 3.2 million GST returns.

410,000 company returns

  • were filed in the 2022 tax year.*

*Figures for the tax year ended March 2023 are not available for this Annual Report because customers have until April 2024 to file their 2023 returns. 

Last updated: 18 Dec 2023
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