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Income tax Dates

  • APR 7
    End-of-year income tax and Working for Families bills are due if you have an extension of time to file your income tax return.
  • MAY 7
    Provisional tax payments are due if you have a March balance date and use the standard, estimation or ratio options.
  • JUN 28
    Provisional tax payments are due if you have a March balance date and use the ratio option.

You can get the independent earner tax credit (IETC) during the year by choosing a special tax code. This means you'll pay less tax each payday. 

At the end of the tax year we'll send you an income tax assessment. If you did not receive the right amount of independent earner tax credit, you might get a refund or have tax to pay.

If you're entitled to get the independent earner tax credit but did not get it during the year, then you'll get it at the end of the year after your income assessment has been processed.

How to get the independent earner tax credit during the year

If you earn between $24,000 and $48,000 from 1 job: 

  • Fill in the Tax code declaration - IR330. Choose tax code ME or ME SL.
  • Give the IR330 to your employer before your next payday.  

If you earn less than $24,000 in your main job but your total income is between $24,000 and $48,000, you have 2 options.

Option 1

  • Fill in the Tax code declaration IR330. Choose tax code ME or ME SL for your main job only.
  • Give the IR330 to your employer before your next payday. 

Option 2

  • Apply for a tailored tax code during the tax year.

If you start a new job

Fill out a Tax code declaration IR330 every time you start a new job.

If you’re still eligible for the independent earner tax credit, choose tax code ME or ME SL. Give the IR330 to your employer before your next payday.

If your new salary means you’re no longer eligible, choose tax code M or M SL.

The independent earner tax credit is worked out on whole months. Starting a new job might mean you get too little or too much independent earner tax credit. You can apply for a tailored tax code to help make sure you get the right amount of independent earner tax credit.