An IRD number is the tax identification number that you use for your tax-related activities with New Zealand.

Who is this available to

Everyone who needs to pay taxes in New Zealand.

How do I apply for an IRD number

You can apply for your IRD number online, but you need to have your identification documents verified in person.

To apply:

  1. If you are living in New Zealand, follow this process on the Inland Revenue website
  2. If you are coming to New Zealand, you can apply for an IRD number when you arrive. Refer to the Inland Revenue website for more information about the process:
    New arrival to New Zealand — IRD number application