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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

Before you start

You will need:

  • information about your income
  • your New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension number (if applicable).

Submit a tailored tax code application

Go to 'More' in your income tax account. You'll find the tailored tax code application under the 'Manage account' heading.

Fill in the form and submit it to us.

Log in to myIR

What happens next

We'll send you a letter and certificate within 10 working days of receiving your application to let you know your tailored tax rate.

You need to tell your payer what your tailored tax rate is. Do this by showing them your certificate.

If you have a tailored tax code for your New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran's Pension we'll let Work and Income know.

My responsibilities

You need to reapply for a tailored tax code every tax year you want one.

We’ll contact you through myIR in time for you to reapply.

You can also complete a Tailored tax code or tailored tax rate application (IR23BS) form and send this to us.

Last updated: 16 Jul 2021
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