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If you’re earning any sort of income, you have to pay tax. Make sure you're paying the right amount so you do not end up with a large bill.
When you pay tax or do a tax return you need to know what to include as income. Check to see what counts as a source of income.
Most people automatically get a tax refund if they’re owed one.
If you start or stop work, remember that you may need to change the tax code you use for any other sources of income, such as NZ Superannuation, investments or another job.
You pay tax on income from all your savings and investments, whether they're in NZ or overseas. Your tax rate is based on your income.
GST is tax on goods and services. The GST rate is 15%.
You can donate money to charities and organisations directly from your pay.
When you start getting NZ Super you might still have other sources of income. You need to make sure you're using the correct tax code.
If you’re coming to NZ to work, you’ll need to pay tax.
Page last updated: 10 February 2020