Skip to main content

Offices closed All Inland Revenue offices are currently closed to the public to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 - Level 2/3 If you've been affected by COVID-19, we may be able to help. Find out more

We provide a service for the true owners of unclaimed money which has been left untouched for 6 or more years in banks, insurance companies and other institutions.

Unclaimed money is not income tax refunds or any other unpaid tax refunds.

If you believe you are entitled to unclaimed money, email us at with your:

  • full name
  • address
  • IRD number
  • proof of identity (for example a copy of a birth certificate, driver's licence or passport).

You can also post your details to:

Unclaimed Money
Inland Revenue
PO Box 38222
Wellington Mail Centre 5045

Unclaimed money phone scam alert

Fraudsters claiming to be from Inland Revenue Unclaimed Money are phoning people and asking for their personal and financial information.

We never phone to tell you that you're owed unclaimed money. We'll send you a letter.

In special circumstances we may phone after you have contacted us. Also, we'll never ask you to make a payment to us so you can receive unclaimed money.

If you suspect you have been the target of a scam, or are unsure if any contact you have received about unclaimed money is legitimate, please email us at

Signs of a scam