You can let someone act on your behalf for your Inland Revenue responsibilities. Your nominated person can:
- contact us and act for you
- complete and sign your tax returns and other forms
- receive the information we send to you.
Even though a nominated person can act for you, they cannot use your myIR login.
Who can be a nominated person
A nominated person can be an individual or a non-individual. Entities that can be nominated include:
- incorporated societies
- incorporated charitable trusts
Power of Attorney
If you have been given authority to handle another person’s financial affairs (which would include the other person’s tax affairs) by being granted a power of attorney, you will need to provide IR with a certified copy of the original power of attorney document before you can deal with the other person’s tax affairs.
A certified copy is a photocopy of the original document that has been stamped/endorsed by a solicitor who has confirmed that the copy is a true copy of the original document.
Ways you can provide IR with a certified power of attorney document:
- Electronic scanned copy sent through myIR; or
- Provided over the counter at one of our offices; or
- Posted to the following address:
PO Box 39010
Wellington Mail Centre