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Service changes and updates IR offices, myIR and phone lines (SPK2IR) are unavailable until the morning of Thursday 28 October for planned system maintenance. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) You will not be able to apply for the RSP in myIR until the morning of Thursday 28 October. Businesses affected by the alert level increase that started on 17 August can apply in myIR from 28 October. Applications for a 4th payment round are planned to open on 29 October. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) The government has announced an increase to the amount and frequency of the RSP from 12 November. 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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