Skip to main content

Budget 2024: The Government has announced FamilyBoost, a proposed new childcare payment to help eligible families with the rising costs of Early Childhood Education (ECE). Find out more:

We accept some customers will have difficulty paying all their taxes in full and on time. However, it is important that you still file your returns on time.

The information in the returns gives us a more complete picture of a customer’s financial position when considering the relief options.

Also, the information in those returns provides important information to the government at the present time, enabling monitoring of COVID-19's effects on New Zealand's economy.

Employer obligations

We know it’s challenging for customers in the current environment to continue filing Employment Information each payday. However, filing Employment Information ensures information about employees is up-to-date and accurate and will also help support any application for the Government’s wage subsidy (if required) given the current context of COVID-19.

Employment information is critical to our ability to complete the end of year income tax assessment process.

If you're concerned about the financial consequences of not paying on time, please read the information on our approach to penalties and interest.

Penalties and interest

GST obligations

We understand that business owners are under pressure and tax compliance can add to their stress, however we cannot change or extend the legislated due date for filing GST returns. The most important thing is for you to continue to file your GST returns, even if you cannot pay, so that we and the Government have up-to-date information about what is happening in the New Zealand economy.

If you cannot pay your GST now, you can go online and set up an instalment arrangement that suits you.

Log in to myIR

Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
Jump back to the top of the page