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We've made tax more straightforward.

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We've made tax more straightforward. See what this means for you.

Woman on tablet smiling. Words in teal box to the left say "Making tax more straightforward".

We've made tax more straightforward. See what this means for you.

Inland Revenue phone lines, offices and myIR online services will be unavailable from 3pm, 18 April to 8am, 26 April while we upgrade our systems. Find out more

 

How we're changing for you

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.

Learn more about the changes

 

Tax code notifications

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.

Learn more about tax code notifications

Income tax assessments

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.

Learn more about income tax assessments

 

Automatic tax refunds

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.

Learn more about automatic tax refunds

 

Donation tax rebates

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.

Learn more about donation tax rebates

 

Working for Families customer?

The day you receive your payments may change.

New online features will make it easier to see information and change details.

Learn more about WfFTC changes