Tax Matters

Every member needs to provide their own NZ IRD number and most members should also supply tax rates. Providing you give us the right (IRD number, RSCT, and PIR tax rate) information you won’t need to include your Whai Rawa income in any tax returns to Inland Revenue; we’ll make sure the correct amount is deducted from your Te Rūnanga contributions and your earnings.

Easy ways to access your IRD number:

  • If you are employed you can ask your payroll
  • Via online banking or you can go into the branch
  • Either through your own or your parents MyIRD online
  • KiwiSaver tax certificate
  • Studylink
  • IRD


Work out your Retirement Scheme Contribution Tax (RSCT) rate now

Work out your Prescribed Investor Rate (PIR) now

More information for NZ tax residents

Find out about how tax is calculated and deducted on your Whai Rawa income and what information we need from you. Find out more.

More information for non NZ tax residents

If you are not a NZ tax resident you will get the most benefit by having a NZ IRD number. If you don’t have one, join Whai Rawa anyway! To ensure our overseas-based whānau receive the maximum value from their Whai Rawa payments from Te Rūnanga, Whai Rawa can once again assist whānau with getting their NZ IRD number Find out more.

Unsure whether you are a NZ tax resident? Call IRD on 0800 228 884 or +64 4 978 0767, contact them online to ask for a determination or find out more.

Government Benefits and Tax Credits

Here’s some information about government benefits and tax credits and Whai Rawa.