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IR3 individual income tax return 2008

1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008

About this return

This service allows individuals to file their income tax return online. This is equivalent to completing the Individual tax return 2008 (IR3) form.

When to use this return

Use this service once you have received your Document Lodgement Number (DLN) letter or your IR3 income tax return in the mail and are ready to file it online with us.

The numbers to the right of each box of the online return correspond to the question numbers on the paper IR3 return. This means you can use the IR3 guide to help explain each step when filing online.

What you will need
  • Your income details for the 2007-2008 period. This typically includes your summary of earnings, any interest or dividends information, rental income and any overseas income.
  • Your IRD number - If you don't have this call us on 0800 377 774.
  • The DLN for your 2008 IR3. This is the 14-character number printed either in the text of the letter we sent you or at the top right and bottom of your paper return. If you don't have this number either call us on 0800 377 774 or download a printable return to complete and return by post.
  • Access to a printer. You are required to print a copy of your return so please ensure your computer is connected to a printer.
After you finish

When you have submitted this return please print the receipt page, sign and date it and keep it for your tax records.


Unless you have an extension of time you need to submit your IR3 by 7 July 2008.

This return may require you to send confidential information to Inland Revenue so it is located on a secure part of our website to prevent unauthorised interception. If you are unable to access this service, your browser and/or firewall settings may need updating.

Inland Revenue takes online security very seriously. We have systems in place to protect the information you provide us, and regularly update our standards and technology to provide protection for your personal information.

You play an important role in protecting your information by taking basic precautions to protect your computer and data. You should keep your computer secure, only deal online with people and organisations you know and trust, and check that your personal information travels across the internet on secure connections.

There are many resources about computer security (such as websites, books and magazines) that can help guide you on what security precautions are appropriate for your situation.