A new top tax rate of 39% will apply on personal income in excess of $180,000 for the 2021-2022 and later tax years.
For most tax payers this will start on 1 April 2021.
The top rate for resident withholding tax (RWT) paid on interest and dividends will also be increasing to 39%. Banks have until 1 October 2021 to update RWT rates so customers at this new tax rate should update their bank at that time.
More information will be released by Inland Revenue by 1 April 2021. In the meantime, detailed information about the Introduction of Taxation (Income Tax Rate and Other Amendments) Bill can be found here.
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