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If some of the information on your summary of earnings is incorrect or missing, and you don't need to file an Individual tax return (IR3), please call us and we'll be able to update your details over the phone.
If you realise you've made one or more minor errors in the return you've filed, you may be able to correct it in:
Please call us on 0800 377 774 to discuss your situation.
You can do this if:
You need to keep the following details as part of your paperwork and make them available if we ask for them:
Keep a copy of all returns that you send to us. This will help if you need to make changes to a return and substantiate what you have done.
In some instances, you may be able to ask the Commissioner to amend an assessment to correct the error. If, for example:
Send us the following details:
If you disagree with an interpretation of a tax law we have made or if you've chosen a particular tax position and then change your mind about it, you must use our disputes process. This means completing a Notice of proposed adjustment (IR770) and sending it to us no later than four months after we receive your return or no later than four months after the date of the assessment we have sent you.
You can find out more about disputing an assessment at Disputes process initiated by the taxpayer.
Please do not send us an amended return.
Where the reassessment is an amount to pay and it's over $100 we'll charge you use-of-money interest.
But, if the amount reassessed is a refund over $100, we'll pay you use-of-money interest.
We may ask for more information to consider if we'll charge a shortfall penalty.
You can contact us by: