WooHoo moments as customers receive 2013 tax refunds

Monday 17 June 2013, 4:32PM
By Shine Group

New Zealand’s leading online tax refund company NZ Tax Refunds is responsible for many “WooHoo” moments around the country.  NZ Tax Refunds’ customers who had a tax refund due for the 2013 tax year started receiving payments on Friday.

Cilla Hegarty, the CEO of NZ Tax Refunds Ltd says, “We started paying out tax refunds on Friday to thousands of our WooHoo’ers who have overpaid their tax in the 2013 tax year. The IRD released some of the refunds for the financial year just ended on Friday, 14th June at 12am midnight and we released our WooHoo’s straight away that day.  This makes NZ Tax Refunds the fastest paying tax agent again for the 4th year running.  That’s a massive WooHoo achievement.”

Mrs. Hegarty expects there will indeed be many WooHoo moments as over 93% of NZ Tax Refunds customers have found out they’ve overpaid their tax in the last 5 years.  The average refund is around $460. 

“Anyone that hasn’t already applied for a tax refund since 1 April 2013 can also apply now to see if they have a tax refund due for the 2012 – 2013 tax year, or in fact, any tax year from 1st April 2008. It’s really satisfying to help put that money back into the pockets of thousands of Kiwis creating WooHoo moments everywhere,” she says.
Mrs. Hegarty founded NZ Tax Refunds in 2008 out of a desire to make it simple for people to get money back from the IRD.  She had the idea of making it easier for clients to find out if they were due a tax refund while working in her accounting business.

NZ Tax Refunds custom-built platform that powers the website provides a unique level of automation.  In most cases customers can find out whether they’re owed a tax refund from the past 5 years within 60 seconds. 

NZ Tax Refunds is a bonded member of the Online Tax Association of New Zealand (OTANZ), an incorporated society representing members who provide Personal Tax Summarisation to individuals in New Zealand.