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Destination guides > New Zealand & Pacific Islands > Travel essentials > Working in New Zealand > Tax for travellers working in New Zealand

Tax for travellers working in New Zealand

If you’re working in New Zealand, you will have to pay tax to the New Zealand government. Your employer will deduct your income tax and Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) earners’ levy from your wages. The following table shows income tax rates in New Zealand:

 

Tax rates for travellers working in New Zealand
income tax rate (ex. ACC) tax rate (incl. ACC)

$0 to $38,000

19.5%

20.9%

$38,001 to $60,000

33%

34.4%

$60,001 and over

39%

40.4%

 

The tax year runs from April to March and you may need to file a tax return after 31 March and when you return home.


Before you start work you will need to apply for an IRD number from the Internal Revenue Department (tel 0800 227 774).


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