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Service changes and updates IR offices, myIR and phone lines (SPK2IR) are unavailable until the morning of Thursday 28 October for planned system maintenance. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) You will not be able to apply for the RSP in myIR until the morning of Thursday 28 October. Businesses affected by the alert level increase that started on 17 August can apply in myIR from 28 October. Applications for a 4th payment round are planned to open on 29 October. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) The government has announced an increase to the amount and frequency of the RSP from 12 November. Find out more

Automatically issued income tax assessments processing timeline

1 April to late-May – Gathering information

We’ll be gathering income and tax information from your employer (or income provider), bank and investment providers.

Late-May to end of July - Income tax assessments and requests for more information sent

We send these between late-May and the end of July, so not everyone will get theirs at the same time.

After the end of July

You may receive yours after July if you are required to provide more information, or we’re waiting for other information from your employer (or income provider) before we can finalise your income tax assessment.

Individual income tax return - IR3 filing timeline

Late-March to early-April – Returns available to file

If you have a myIR account and are required to file an IR3 return, you will receive an email or text message in early April letting you know your return is available to file in myIR. If you don't have a myIR account you will be sent a paper return in late March or early April.

Early-April to 7 July

You’ll need to send us your completed IR3 return by 7 July unless you have a tax agent or an extension of time.

Last updated: 15 Mar 2021
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