Working For Families
Working for Families is a package designed to help make it easier to work and raise a family. It pays extra money to many thousands of New Zealand families. Greater financial support is available for:
- almost all families with children, earning under $70,000 a year
- many families with children, earning up to $100,000 a year
- some larger families earning more.
This increased assistance is delivered by Work and Income and Inland Revenue.
Working for Families Tax Credits
Working for Families Tax Credits are made up of four types of payments:
- family tax credit
- in-work tax credit
- minimum family tax credit
- parental tax credit.
You may qualify for one or more , depending on your personal situation.
To estimate your entitlement you can use the online calculator below, or call Inland Revenue’s automated phone service INFOexpress on 0800 257 477.
For more information visit Inland Revenue’s website.
More affordable housing
Working for Families is making housing more affordable. The Accommodation Supplement is available to more working families and many people without children.
More help with childcare costs
Subsidies for pre-school and out-of-school care have increased significantly under Working for Families and are available to more parents earning higher incomes.
We can help you with any queries about your entitlements and how to apply for them.