FAQS

Read through some of our frequently asked questions below to find answers to common questions about applying and receiving your tax refund from mytaxrefund.co.nz. If you have any additional queries please feel free to contact us here.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I receive my 2017 tax refund calculation?

We are able to calculate these for you from late April to early May 2017.  This is so that your income details have been updated at the IRD (and we therefore have your full 12 months of income details).  The IRD will then accept these into their system in early June and you can expect payouts of refund amounts from mid to late June.  We will keep you informed on the way through.

What are the benefits of using My Tax Ltd trading as mytaxrefund.co.nz as opposed to doing it myself?

We correctly calculate if you have a refund for the last 5 years, and submit those years where refunds are due. Doing this yourself is both time consuming and can be prone to requesting years where refunds are not due nor required thereby receiving a tax bill. Our guarantee to you is ‘based on the information as provided by yourself’ if we make a mistake we will pay for it – there is no downside.

Will I be owed a tax refund?

Over a five year period our statistics show approximately 90% of you will receive a refund. This is due to many different factors, these include instances such as: working while at school, periods of no employment, bonus payments, more than one job, using an incorrect tax code,etc. Every persons circumstances are different and we ensure that you receive every refund possible over the last 5 years.

How long will it take?

We will process your refund application typically within the same day as received and once all supporting information is received. Once all details are available in our experience, we can ususally get your refund requested and confirmed with the IRD that day and receive and pay out to you from our Trust Account within 3-5 working days of this.

What do I need to provide?

We require a full application form to be completed, including the drivers licence details to be verified. If you do not have a drivers license then on the response page of your online application on our website (we will also send this link in an email to you) print out the information as provided on your online application, sign the form and date it and send it back to us with one of the other approved identification documents (as shown on the form).

How long has Mytaxrefund.co.nz been in business?

My Tax Ltd trading as mytaxrefund.co.nz has been operating in this business since April 2008. We have performed our service for customers numbering in the tens of thousands. We have a very high retention rate with our existing customers and one of the quickest payout times of any refund company.

Is my information secure?

Our site uses 128 bit encryption on any information entered and sent through to our secure servers. We also will not use any personal information for anything other than our specific business purpose use.

How do I get my money?

Your refund is paid to My Tax Trust Account and any fees are deducted at this point prior to the net refund being released to yourself. We aim to pay out from our Trust Account on the same day that we receive funds from the IRD.

I have a business

We don’t specifically deal with these, but our sister company Good Kiwi Accounting will help you with this at great rates.  Go to goodkiwi.co.nz  and they will be able to help you.

What if I owe Inland Revenue money?

If you have an overdue amount with the IRD, the IRD will use any refunds to pay this debt – we have no control over this. If your debt is under arrangement and this is up to date – typically then refunds will be able to be paid out. This is once again up to the discretion of the IRD.

What happens when I appoint My Tax Ltd as my tax agent?

The IRD will automatically send out a letter stating that you have been linked to our tax agency. This is a generic letter sent to all people in NZ who use a tax agent. We are then able to get your income information from the IRD. Once we have checked and calculated your refunds, any personal tax summaries (PTS) applied for will be sent directly to you by the IRD – this means we have actioned these for you. They will show the gross figure of the refund before any fee has been deducted. You may ask – why should I get all this info? Its your information and shows the action we have undertaken for you.

I have loss of income insurance – can I claim for this?

Absolutely. If you have been paying this insurance then it is fully tax deductible (provided the benefit from the policy is taxable) – its usually pretty expensive so definitely worth claiming for – just let us know.

What bank account is on this Personal Tax Summary from the IRD?

A Personal Tax Summary is received by the client from IRD for each year we process for the full amount and it has our My Tax Trust account details on it. This is simply a copy of the work we have done for the client, they do not need to do anything with it.

Why is the amount different on the IRD Personal Tax Summary letter than your letter?

A Personal Tax Summary is received by the client from IRD for each year we process for the full amount of the refund, it does not show our fees.

I have been informed that I need to submit a full tax return (IR3) due to arriving in the country part way through the year or I have received schedular payments – why is this?

If you have arrived in NZ part way through the tax year, then you are required by the IRD to submit a full tax return. We can submit this for you and also tidy up any other returns you may have outstanding which in fact may not be required. The IRD charge late filing fees for these returns, if we can ascertain these are not required we can get these fees reversed for you.

If you have received schedular payments from an employer greater than $200 in any tax year, you are required to submit a full tax return (IR3) also. The reasoning behind this is schedular payments are different to PAYE in that they are a fixed rate, rather than a rate that varies due to greater or lesser income. Therefore an end of year square-up is required. We can easily sort this out and submit for you – also if you have failed to file a back year return but have not been required to file ever since – we can get these coded off for you and any overdue fees charged by the IRD taken off your account.

We have a $90 charge for IR3’s they are more involved and time consuming to submit.

What is the ‘Tax Year’?

A tax year runs from 1st April – 31st March – so when we ask questions we are always referring to this period.

An example of the 2015 tax year is 1st April 2014 – 31st March 2015.

What happens if I am bankrupt?

Your refund will be paid to the official assignee.

I pay child support. Will they take my refund towards this?

If you have any arrears, then possibly. If you are up to date with your arrangement then you may receive it. We will advise you either via letter or email.

How many years can you check if I’m owed any money from IRD?

The last 5 tax years –  2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 tax years. The 2017 tax year finishes on 31st March 2017 and will be available to calculate in late April early May 2017.

Can I apply over the phone?

No, you have to apply online.