In March 2019, Parliament passed legislation to make the tax refunds process for most individuals more straightforward.
The legislative changes were implemented 1 April 2019, with most tax refunds being paid automatically from late May until July.
You’ll hear more about what to expect soon.
If it looks like you’re using the wrong tax code, we'll let you know.
To avoid a possible tax bill, we’ll also recommend the tax code we think is right for you.
We’ll automatically send you a simple income tax assessment between May and July if your only income is from either employment or investments (such as interest from bank deposits and savings).
The income tax assessment will show details of your earnings, tax payments, if you’re all square (no action required), if you’ll receive a tax refund or have a bill to pay.
We’re automating the tax refunds process for most individuals.
If you’re due a tax refund, it will be directly deposited into your bank account when your end of year account is finalised.
IR3 (self employed) tax filers will still need to submit IR3 forms before any potential tax refund is identified.
You’ll be able to upload your donation receipts online throughout the year using myIR.
We'll continue to issue refunds at the end of the year.