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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

You might have more than one type of income. Check to see how each type gets taxed and what you need to do.

Earning salary and wages
If you get paid a salary or wages, your employer will deduct tax and the ACC earners' levy before they pay you.

Benefits, NZ superannuation and student allowance
These types of income are taxable and will be included in your end of year tax assessment or IR3 return.

Overseas income
How tax works when you're a New Zealand tax resident earning overseas income.

Foreign superannuation
If you have a retirement fund outside of New Zealand, any money you withdraw or transfer is taxed using 2 different methods.

Individualised funding
Government-backed programmes pay for services to support people with disabilities, who decide what to do with their own funding.

Voluntary work
Getting paid or reimbursed as a volunteer.

Home-based childcare
You may need to pay tax on income you get from providing childcare out of your own home.

Amateur and professional sportspeople
You may need to pay tax on prize money you win from sports events and competitions, even if your code lets you compete as an amateur.

Taxing prize money
You may need to pay tax on prize money you receive from events and competitions.

If you're in business

If you're in business, you may receive income from interest and dividends, foreign investment funds, grants, koha and other sources. You may also get rental income or schedular payments as a contractor.

Types of business income

Self-employed

Schedular payments

Residential rental income and paying tax on it

Portfolio investment entity (PIE) income

Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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