Find out if you're owed a tax refund


Important changes regarding tax refund assessments

New government legislation means that is no longer processing standard personal tax refunds for salary/wage/benefit earners; Inland Revenue will be automatically calculating and paying these refunds from April 2019 onwards. Please only apply with MyTax if one of the following situations applies to you, otherwise please contact Inland Revenue directly.

  • You have not applied for a tax refund in New Zealand before
  • You have received scheduler/withholding payments for contract work after 1st April 2018
  • You have permanently departed New Zealand after 1st April 2018
  • You have arrived into New Zealand after 1st April 2018
  • You have received additional income such as Rental, Self-Employment or Income Without Tax after 1st April 2018
  • Inland Revenue have advised you that you need to file an IR3 return for 2019

What is a tax refund?

A tax refund is actually YOUR money, money you’ve legitimately earned but for a complex array of reasons you may end up paying too much tax during the year. The good news is, you’re entitled to claim this money back at the end of the financial year. The IRD doesn’t proactively notify you if you are owed a tax refund, you need to apply to find out whether you have a refund owing. The tricky thing is, in some situations it may be that you haven’t paid enough tax and actually owe money! The MyTax team of specialised tax agents protect you in this situation by checking on your behalf. We have created a simple online form, allowing you to apply for your tax refund in minutes.

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