Simply fill in the Application Form, and discover your tax refund entitlements!



Open an  Application Form  (pdf) get_adobe_reader.gif   



  • Fax to: (06) 929 3572
  • Scan and email to:
  • Mail to: (no stamp required)                                                                   
            FreePost Recapture Refunds,                                                   
            PO Box 9085,                                                                      
            Bell Block, New Plymouth 4351

Don’t forget to include a copy of your approved photo ID and any other relevant forms (including tax credit receipts)


Currently most tax refunds are being paid out within TWO WEEKS of receipt of application.

NB: IR3 Tax Returns can take up to 50 working day to be processed by Inland Revenue.


Approved Forms of Photo ID for individuals 16 years and over are:

  • New Zealand Driver's Licence
  • New Zealand Passport (please scan/copy the pages showing photo, name and specimen signature)
  • Overseas passport with New Zealand immigration visa/permit (please scan/copy the pages showing photo, name any pages showing current work, visitor permits, or residency documentation and a specimen signature) or call Inland Revenue on 0800 227 774 for exempt list
  • New Zealand firearms or dealers' licence
  • New Zealand 18+ card
  • International Drivers' Permit (issued by a member country of the UN Convention on Road Traffic)
  • New Zealand certificate of identity (issued by Department of Labour or Department of Internal Affairs)

Approved Forms of ID for a child under 16 years old:

  • Full New Zealand birth certificate issued on or after 1 January 1998. Birth Certificates issued after 1 January 1998 carry a unique identification number. If you hold a birth certificate issued before 1 January 1998 and wish to hold a birth certificate with a unique identification number contact the Department of Internal Affairs.


  • Full proof of the parent or guardian identity by providing one legible scanned copy of an identity document which must conatin a photo as listed above.


Contact us with any queries.

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