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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

The death of a family member or friend is a difficult time. If you look after the estate of someone who has died, there's often tax and other financial matters to take care of. For example, you may need to file a final income tax return or make child support payments.

You need to be legally able to act on behalf of the person who died. You might have been given this responsibility in their will.

Letting us know someone has died makes sure:

  • we pay any tax refund due to the person who died to their estate
  • there will be no more penalties on tax owing
  • any child support owed is paid, or any child support due is paid to their estate
  • we know about any changes to a Working for Families situation
  • we take care of any student loans
  • we transfer any KiwiSaver funds we hold to their estate.
Last updated: 17 Nov 2020
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