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Delays to response times: It is taking longer than usual to answer calls and myIR messages, and to process some COVID-19 Support Payment applications. This is because of the impact of COVID-19. If possible, please contact us through your myIR account. Log in to myIR

Budget 2022: The Government has announced Budget 2022, which includes changes to child support payments. Find out more on our Tax Policy website

Budget 2022: The Government has announced a Cost of Living Payment, which will be paid from 1 August 2022. You do not need to apply for this payment. If you are eligible, we’ll pay it into your bank account. Find out more

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To keep your personal information safe we avoid using email. Contact us by logging in to your myIR account. It will save you time because we'll already have your details handy.

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Call us about income tax and fringe benefit tax (FBT)

Enquiry Phone number Current call wait times
Personal (within NZ) 0800 775 247 Call wait times unavailable
Business (within NZ) 0800 377 774 Call wait times unavailable
Overseas callers +64 4 831 2214 Call wait times unavailable

Contact us about the temporary loss carry-back (LCB) scheme and Small Business Cashflow (loan) scheme (SBCS)

Before you contact us, check out the information on our website, as it may have the answer you're looking for.

Temporary loss carry-back scheme

Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme

If you have further questions or requests related to either of these schemes, you can send a secure message through your myIR account – for the LCB scheme, select 'Income Tax', message category 'Other' and message type Loss carry-back scheme'.

Our team will contact you as soon as they can. 

Calling hours

Our contact centres are open (NZ time):

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Saturday, 9am to 1pm

Write to us about income tax or FBT

Postal address:

Inland Revenue
PO Box 39090
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045
New Zealand

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Top pages for income tax

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Tax credits for donations

Paying your provisional tax

Tax codes for individuals

Last updated: 12 May 2021
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