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Changes to the myIR login screen are coming You will not be able to use myIR between 1pm Saturday 8 October and 8am Monday 10 October. This is so we can update our external authentication system. From Monday 10 October the myIR login page will have a new look and feel, but the login process will not change.

Income you get from overseas, including your diplomatic salary, is exempt from tax in New Zealand if you're:

  • a diplomat
  • a non-resident taxpayer employed at an embassy, high commission or consulate in New Zealand
  • an officially recognised family member of a diplomatic or consular employee.

You need to pay tax in New Zealand on any income you get from New Zealand sources. This includes income from:

  • New Zealand bank accounts or other investments
  • private local employment
  • a business you own.

Locally employed staff are not covered by the exemption

Locally employed staff must pay their own tax on income from employment as IR56 taxpayers.

They can register using form IR359. More information is provided in the handbook IR356.


Contact us

If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone, email or post at:

+64 3 951 2020

[email protected]

Inland Revenue
Non-resident Centre
Private Bag 1932
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Last updated: 31 Mar 2021
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