Your income and taxes
Income is money you earn from your job, running your own business, investments like bank savings and company shares, and regularly selling things for a profit. It doesn’t include most gifts or winning Lotto.
If you have a regular income, you should be taxed on it. Taxes are collected in Aotearoa by Inland Revenue (IR) and pay for things that keep our society running, such as paved roads, schools, healthcare, and more.