Every partnership or look-through company (LTC) must complete an IR7 return showing their total income after expenses and attach either the Partnership income/loss attribution (IR 7P) or the LTC income/loss attribution form (IR 7L).
The partnership or LTC is not assessed for tax, but each partner or owner is liable for tax on their share of income from the partnership or LTC.
Each partner or owner must complete an individual tax return showing all income, including their share from the partnership or LTC.
Generally, the due date of the individual’s income tax return is 7 July after the lapse of the financial year but may be extended to 31 March of the subsequent year if the partnership or LTC has an extension of time, for instance linked with a tax agent. Where the taxpayer is in a tax payable position but did not file the return and pay tax on time, IRD may impose interest and penalties.