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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

Right now our priority is supporting customers impacted by COVID-19. Although we will try to process your request or answer your query within the timeframes indicated, it may take longer - we appreciate your patience at this time.

Thank you for your understanding.

Current processing times

Your query Online Paper
Donation tax credit refund 12 weeks 12 weeks
Employer registration 5 working days 10 working days
Goods and services tax registration 5 working days 10 working days
GST refund (31st or 1st of each month) 15 working days 15 working days
Income tax refund 10 weeks 10 weeks
Tax payment arrangement 5 working days -
IRD number application 10 working days 12 working days
Payment not showing in account* 3 working days -
Paper correspondence -  30 working days
Web messages 15 working days -
Working for Families application 10 working days 10 working days
Working for Families online details updated up to 15 working days -

*Payments will show in myIR within 3 working days. If any of the payment reference fields are wrong or missing, this may require manual intervention and will be cleared within 15 working days. Please check the payment has cleared from your bank account before contacting us.

Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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