When Can I Get a 2015 Tax Refund?
The 2015 tax year runs from 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015. You will have to wait until 1st April 2015 before you can process a tax refund for the 2015 financial year. Once you have filed for your tax return, it will generally take the IRD a couple of days to process this and confirm your refund. During the first couple of months of the financial year IRD are extremely busy so they only start releasing tax refund payments for the 2015 tax year around June.
If you wish to claim a tax refund for 2015 the easiest way is to get a tax refund agent to do it for you. Your chosen tax agent will ensure you tax return is filed correctly and that you receive your tax refund in a timely fashion. Otherwise if you prefer, you can file your tax return yourself – the first step in the process is to request a summary of earnings from the IRD.