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Taxation resources

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How does tax work in New Zealand?

Understanding tax is important, so starting early means your students will be prepared for their working lives ahead. 

Build their knowledge with online interactives, resource booklets and learning activities. The package also includes animations, a poster and PowerPoint to provide an overview and explain tax simply. For Year 9 and up.

Resource booklet

Taxation in New Zealand

Get information on a range of taxes including PAYE, GST, tax for business and not-for-profit organisations, and find out about different sources of income with these easy-to-read resources and activities that students can work on in class.

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Interactive resources

What does tax mean for your students?

Find out more about tax with our online interactive resources and get your students to test their knowledge.

Choose from five options which give students real life examples of what tax means for them now and in the future.

- Starting a new job
- Managing a student loan
- Working for Families tax credits
- Reading a payslip
- Side hustle – business

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Tax animation

What does tax pay for?

Watch this animation to learn about types of taxes in New Zealand and the public services it pays for.

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Infographics and PowerPoint

Supporting tax resources for your classroom

Use this tax infographic poster and PowerPoint to explain key points about the New Zealand tax system in your classroom.


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Teacher guide

Teacher information

This teacher guide provides information on how these taxations resources can be used as a cross-curricular resource.

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Māori Medium Education

Written in te reo Māori with resources aligned to Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

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