Update from Inland Revenue 20 Feb 2023, Recent weather events – Cyclone Gabrielle update

Kia ora,

If you have been affected by the recent cyclones and adverse weather you might be worried about not being able to file or pay your taxes on time.  You do not need to call us right now.  Focus on the clean-up.  When you are able to please contact us via myIR including the word ‘cyclone’ or call us on our disaster line 0800 473 566. 

Inland Revenue update 30 May re Cost of living payment

Cost of Living Payment

As part of Budget 2022, the Government announced the introduction of a Cost of Living Payment to help with the rising costs of inflation for eligible individuals.

Inland Revenue will pay the Cost of Living Payment automatically once eligibility has been established. There is no application process.

The payment will be paid in three monthly instalments beginning 1 August. Eligibility will be assessed over the three-month term of the payment.

Inland Revenue update - Cost of living payment

Kia ora,

Today’s reading of the Government Budget included an announcement that a Cost of Living Payment will be made to eligible people who earned up to $70,000 during the period from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 and are not eligible for the Winter Energy Payment.  

The payment of $350, paid in three instalments of approximately $116, will be made by Inland Revenue from 1 August 2022.   There is no application process.  Inland Revenue will pay the amount automatically to people’s bank accounts.