Most people pay the right amount of tax and don't need to file a tax return.
At the end of each tax year IR3 taxpayers fill in an Individual income tax return (IR3) (external link) and send it to us. This tells us:
You're an IR3 taxpayer if you:
You can fill in an Individual income tax return (IR3) (external link) online or call us on 0800 377 774 and we'll send you one.
Keep records of your income and allowable deductions (eg bank statements, cheque books) so you have all the information you need to complete your tax return.
We'll send you a summary of earnings (SOE) if you're also a salary or wage-earner. An SOE shows the earnings information we've received from your employer(s) during the year. You put this information in your IR3 tax return.
You can make changes directly on your SOE if it's not right (eg you had a one-off job or were paid more than $200 interest). Send the updated SOE back to us with your IR3 tax return.
You can file an IR3 online or mail it to us.
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