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If your client received the wage subsidy directly from Work and Income (without tax deducted), we’ll now add the amount received (less any repayments) to their Individual tax return – IR3 or Non-resident individual tax return – IR3NR when you file it in myIR. We are still working on making this change to the income API and income tax return service for filing in software as well as the onscreen income profile in myIR. We will update you when these have been done. From 17 May 2021 we will also show the wage subsidy on any Summary of earnings we issue.

The wage subsidy amount will show under ‘Government Subsidies’.

If the amount is not correct you can change it on the return.

If your client received the wage subsidy (without tax deducted) and it is not showing on their return, you’ll need to add it when you complete the return.

Wage subsidy and leave support payments – issues for self-employed and other individuals