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Different prescribed investor rates (PIRs) apply to investors in multi-rate PIEs (MRPs). You need to use the PIR that applies to your situation to make sure you pay the correct amount of tax.

Once you have worked out your PIR you should  give it to your PIE.

If we notice you are not using the correct PIR we will let you know. You will need to ask your PIE to change your PIR.

We might tell your PIE to change your rate if you have previously chosen a PIR to use. This does not remove your responsibility to let your PIE know your correct PIR.

Individual tax residents

New Zealand individuals have different PIRs depending on their worldwide income for the last two years.

The table below details requirements for each PIR. You need to work out your income for each of the last two years. You can then choose the lower PIR for the current year.

Taxable income was: and taxable income plus PIE income PIR
$14,000 or less $48,000 or less 10.5%
$48,000 or less $70,000 or less 17.5%
All other cases   28%

Calculate your prescribed investor rate (PIR)

There are ways we can help you calculate your prescribed investor rate.

Calculate your PIR in myIR

You can work out your prescribed investor rate (PIR) in myIR if you have PIE funds. There's no need to add income details if you've already added them to your myIR account.

If you need to you can enter any additional income.

You'll still need to tell your portfolio investment entity (PIE) what rate to use. 

You'll also be able view your income in myIR, and your prescribed investor rate if we are able to calculate it for you. 

Log in to myIR

If you do not have a myIR account contact us.

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Use our online calculator to find your PIR

You can use our online calculator to find your PIR. You'll need your income details for this.

Find my prescribed investor rate


Non-resident investors that do not invest in foreign PIEs have a PIR of 28%.

Non-resident investors in a variable rate PIE have a different PIR depending on the type of investment and the country the investments are in.

Non-resident investors in a zero-rate PIE have a PIR of 0%.

Non-individual tax residents

Investments held by companies, incorporated societies, charities or PIEs have a PIR of 0%.

Trusts can often choose a PIR to suit their beneficiaries.