It’s important to check your Prescribed Investor Rate (PIR) annually to make sure you’re paying the right amount of tax on your investment account.
Why is this important?
- If your PIR is too high, any tax over-withheld will be used to reduce any income tax liability you may have for the tax year and any remaining amount will be refunded to you. Inland Revenue will notify you if you're due a refund.
- If your PIR is too low, you’ll be required to pay any tax shortfall as part of the income tax year-end process.
We may be notified by Inland Revenue to update your PIR if they believe it is incorrect. We are required to apply this updated PIR. However, you can provide us with a different PIR if you believe it is incorrect.
Find out more about choosing the right PIR