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If you have a spouse or partner who is not a New Zealand tax resident, their worldwide income is treated as part of your family income for Working for Families.

You'll need to tell us about all the income (in NZ dollars) they earn. We may require you to provide evidence of their income.

Tax residency status for individuals

Example

Christine lives in New Zealand with her children and receives Working for Families. Her de facto partner Al works overseas. He is not a tax resident in New Zealand.

For the tax year Al receives an income which is equal to $NZ80,000.

Christine will need to include his income of NZ $80,000 as family income for Working for Families.

Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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