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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

Withholding tax is a type of income tax deduction. It helps people to pay tax on all their income, not just salary or wages.

When someone earns income from interest, contract work or other sources that are not salary or wages, there are some situations when the payer must withhold tax from that income and pay it to us on the person's behalf.

For example, a bank deducts resident withholding tax (RWT) from interest it pays to investors, or a company deducts withholding tax from schedular payments it pays to contractors.

Last updated: 29 Jun 2021
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