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Changes to the myIR login screen are coming You will not be able to use myIR between 1pm Saturday 8 October and 8am Monday 10 October. This is so we can update our external authentication system. From Monday 10 October the myIR login page will have a new look and feel, but the login process will not change.

Cost of Living Payment Eligible customers will have the payment automatically paid into their bank accounts by the end of the day 3 October 2022. The payments will be staggered and Credit Union customers may not receive their payment until 4 October 2022. Cost-of-Living-Payment

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


Schedular payments

Residential rental income and paying tax on it

Portfolio investment entity (PIE) income

Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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