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NZ - Tax back???

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1. Posted by Missy__Mo (Budding Member 12 posts) 6y


Can anyone advise me on what way tax works in NZ.

I was in Oz for 2 years and after each year was able to claim a percentage of my tax back along with superannuation then when I left the country - Is this the same for NZ???


2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4942 posts) 6y

No superannuation that I remember, but if you work less than a full year (and are in New Zealand for more than 183 days in a given 12 month period, which makes you a "tax resident"), it definitely pays to ask tax back, yes, as the amount of tax which will be withheld at your job is calculated based on the assumption of you working for a full year. (You'll probably have to fill in form IR3.)
Note that the New Zealand tax year runs until March 31, but you can ask tax back before that if you'll leave the country (by filling in form IR50 alongside IR3).

This is probably the most useful page on the Inland Revenue website to start at.

3. Posted by Missy__Mo (Budding Member 12 posts) 6y

OKay, thanks Sander.