If you receive Working for Families payments, you’ll get a notice of entitlement in February or March. If we do not have enough detail to work out the correct payments, we’ll send you a letter to ask you for more information.
Your notice will let you know what your payments will be from 1 April (for the 2022-2023 year). Check your family and income details in the notice are right. If they are, you do not need to do anything. You’ll automatically receive the payments shown in your notice from 1 April.
If you notice any details are wrong, or if you’ve been asked to provide more information, please update your details in your myIR account. Log in at ird.govt.nz and select ‘Family and income details’ from your Working for Families account panel. Or you can send us a secure message by selecting ‘I want to’ and then ‘Send a message’.
Check your notice of entitlement or letter for more details.
Working for Families rates changes
From 1 April 2022 the Government is increasing Working for Families Tax Credits rates and the abatement rate.