Guided help articles
Guided help articles are meant to help you find your way with most tax situations, but they do not replace tax laws in New Zealand. Depending on your situation, you may want to consult a tax professional.
Can I claim an expense on my individual income tax return?
At the end of the tax year when you’ve sent an income assessment, or completed an Individual income tax return (IR3), you can claim expenses depending on what type of income you receive.
Claiming expenses reduces your income, which lowers the total amount of tax you need to pay. It’s important to claim the correct expenses to make sure you pay the right amount of tax at the end of the year.