New Zealand IRD Numbers for working holidaymakers
An IRD number is an eight or nine digit number unique to you, and whilst in NZ, all your tax and personal details will be linked to this number. This tax number is provided by the Inland Revenue Department and is required to legally get paid from a job and organise a tax return.
Apply for your IRD
Do it yourself - You can apply for your IRD in 4 steps:
- Complete the right IRD application form IR742
- Get a New Zealand bank account and make sure it’s fully functional
- Gather originals and legible copies of your passport, proof of last address, overseas drivers licence, work visa, proof that you have a fully functional NZ bank account
- Take all required documents to an authorised Inland Revenue agent
After you apply, it will take about 10 working days for your IRD number to be processed. You can ring the IRD and obtain your number over the phone or wait for it to get sent out to you – this takes roughly 2-3 weeks.
Need some help? IRD application assistance is part of UltimateNz Gap Year Arrival Package!