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Service changes and updates IR offices, myIR and phone lines (SPK2IR) are unavailable until the morning of Thursday 28 October for planned system maintenance. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) You will not be able to apply for the RSP in myIR until the morning of Thursday 28 October. Businesses affected by the alert level increase that started on 17 August can apply in myIR from 28 October. Applications for a 4th payment round are planned to open on 29 October. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) The government has announced an increase to the amount and frequency of the RSP from 12 November. Find out more

Send us a message using myIR

To keep your personal information safe we avoid using email. Contact us by logging in to your myIR account. It will save you time because we'll already have your details handy.

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Call us about income tax and fringe benefit tax (FBT)

Enquiry Phone number Current call wait times
Personal (within NZ) 0800 775 247 Call wait times unavailable
Business (within NZ) 0800 377 774 Call wait times unavailable
Overseas callers +64 4 831 2214 Call wait times unavailable

Contact us about the temporary loss carry-back (LCB) scheme and Small Business Cashflow (loan) scheme (SBCS)

Before you contact us, check out the information on our website, as it may have the answer you're looking for.

Temporary loss carry-back scheme

Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme

If you have further questions or requests related to either of these schemes, you can send a secure message through your myIR account – for the LCB scheme, select 'Income Tax', message category 'Other' and message type Loss carry-back scheme'.

Our team will contact you as soon as they can. 

Calling hours

Our contact centres are open (NZ time):

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Saturday, 9am to 1pm

Write to us about income tax or FBT

Postal address:

Inland Revenue
PO Box 39090
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045
New Zealand

Other ways to contact us

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Top pages for income tax

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Tax credits for donations

Paying your provisional tax

Tax codes for individuals

Last updated: 12 May 2021
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