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Delays to response times: It is taking longer than usual to answer calls and myIR messages, and to process some COVID-19 Support Payment applications. This is because of the impact of COVID-19. If possible, please contact us through your myIR account. Log in to myIR

Budget 2022: The Government has announced Budget 2022, which includes changes to child support payments. Find out more on our Tax Policy website

Budget 2022: The Government has announced a Cost of Living Payment, which will be paid from 1 August 2022. You do not need to apply for this payment. If you are eligible, we’ll pay it into your bank account. Find out more

If you're covered by income protection insurance or personal sickness insurance and have been affected by COVID-19, you may have received an insurance payout under one of these policies. You'll need to determine whether or not this amount is considered taxable income.

Income protection insurance

If your income has been affected by COVID-19 and you are covered by income protection insurance, you may receive an insurance payout. As this amount is to replace lost income, it's generally taxable - however, you should check the exact terms of your insurance policy to make sure.

Personal sickness insurance

Amounts paid out under personal sickness insurance policies are generally excluded from being taxable income. However, if the amount paid out is calculated in reference to loss of earnings this may be classed as taxable income.

Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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