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Ngā rōpū mahi hī ika nō tāwāhi e mahi ana i Aotearoa Overseas fishing crew working in New Zealand

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If you have come to New Zealand to work as crew on a fishing vessel you need to pay tax on the money you earn.

Your employer will take the tax out of your wages before they pay you.

Who are overseas fishing crew?

Skilled fishing crew from overseas who come to New Zealand to work on vessels in New Zealand waters.

You need a Fishing Crew Work Visa to do this job. You can only work for the employer named in your visa. Talk to your employer about getting a visa. You can also read about it on Immigration New Zealand’s website.


What you need to do

Get an IRD number

Your IRD (tax) number keeps track of the tax you pay and helps make sure you pay the right amount.

Keep your IRD number when you go back home. You will need it if you work in New Zealand again.

Fill in a tax code form

Your employer will give you a Tax code declaration form IR330 to fill out.

Use the tax code NSW.

Pay tax

Every time you get paid your employer will take tax from your wages before they pay you. You do not have to do a tax return before you go back home. You can do one if you think you have paid too much tax. Talk to your employer about this.