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I earned less than $200 NZD dividends

If you earned less than $200 in dividends from your shares through Hatch, you don't have to do anything at tax time. We're assuming that you haven't earned any other money that the IRD doesn't know about.
Published on
July 18, 2022

Do I need to pay tax on my dividends?

If you earned less than $200 in dividends from your shares through Hatch, you don't have to do anything at tax time. That’s assuming that you haven't earned any other income that the IRD doesn't know about. This could be things like income from self employment or rental income.

If you’re unsure, you might want to check these out:

Key takeaways

  • You don’t have to file a tax return if you earned less than $200 NZD in untaxed income (this could just be your Hatch dividends).
  • You only have to pay tax on your profits if you’re a trader.

No tax today!

As an employee in New Zealand, your tax is already sorted for you through PAYE. So, as long as you haven’t earned any other income that hasn’t been taxed, you don’t need to do anything this year. Nice!

You only need to complete an individual tax return (IR3) if you’ve received more than $200 NZD in things like dividends, rental income or other untaxed income.

What about Kids Accounts?

Your kids are special, but not so special that they’re exempt from the IRD’s tax rules. If your children earned less than $200 NZD, there’s nothing to do at tax time. Otherwise, they may fall into one of these scenarios:

Do I have to pay tax on my profits?

As long as you didn’t buy your shares with the intention of selling them in the short term to make a gain (like a trader) then you probably don’t need to pay tax on any profits you make. 

Remember, at Hatch we believe in investing over the long term. #diamondhands 💎🙌

I need more help!

We don’t know your individual tax situation but we are happy to point you in the right direction. If you have any questions:

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