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We appreciate that some income tax returns for 31 March 2020 have been filed early. However, due to some of the changes we are making to implement COVID-19 initiatives we cannot process these returns until after the final provisional tax due date of 7 May 2020.

This affects individual and non-individual returns.


In some circumstances we can manually process IR3 returns. To request this, please send us a message in myIR.

We are also working on a solution that will allow you to request this for all 2020 non-Individual returns with a residual income tax of $2,500 or more for customers who would have to pay their own taxes. This includes the following returns:

  • Companies income tax return - IR4
  • Trust or estate income tax return - IR6
  • Māori authority income tax return - IR8
  • Clubs and societies income tax return - IR9.

We expect this to be in place soon and will update you when it is.

Find out more information on the support available for businesses and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic