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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

Check you're eligible

You need to meet certain criteria before you apply for an exemption.

Getting an exemption from paying RWT

Gather your information

You need:

  • your IRD number
  • your contact details
  • the reason for the declaration.

Fill in the form and send it to us

The address is on the form.

My responsibilities

Tell your payer you have an exemption from paying resident withholding tax, and if applicable what the expiry date is.

Last updated: 14 Jul 2020
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