Income tax returns are due by 7 July. Find out about:
The quickest and easiest way to file your income tax return is to do it online, using myIR. If you don’t have a myIR account, you can register for one on the Inland Revenue website.
Filing online using myIR, means that details that Inland Revenue already have for you will be pre-populated. You’ll receive immediate confirmation your return has been received.
Register for a myIR account(external link) — Inland Revenue
File your tax return online(external link) — Inland Revenue
If you received the wage subsidy during the 2020-21 tax year, this is taxable income.
If you’re self-employed or received the wage subsidy directly or through an associated entity, eg, a company, partnership or trust, and tax was not deducted at the time, you’ll need to declare this income by completing an individual tax return – an IR3. You can do this online in myIR.
If your employees received the wage subsidy through you and tax was deducted at the time, they don’t need to do anything.
Wage subsidy for self-employed(external link) — Inland Revenue
If you own residential rental properties you can claim deductions, or expenses, up to the total amount of income you earn from those properties. You can no longer use excess deductions from your property to offset income from other sources, such as salary and wages.
Most residential rental properties are subject to the residential property deduction rules (also known as the ring-fencing rules). The rules do not apply to some residential properties, such as your main home, and residential properties that are subject to the mixed-use asset rules.
More information about the rules, and how to include residential rental income in your income tax return, are available on Inland Revenue’s website.