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Delays to response times: It is taking longer than usual to answer calls and myIR messages, and to process some COVID-19 Support Payment applications. This is because of the impact of COVID-19. If possible, please contact us through your myIR account. Log in to myIR

Budget 2022: The Government has announced Budget 2022, which includes changes to child support payments. Find out more on our Tax Policy website

Budget 2022: The Government has announced a Cost of Living Payment, which will be paid from 1 August 2022. You do not need to apply for this payment. If you are eligible, we’ll pay it into your bank account. Find out more

Your IRD number keeps track of the tax you pay and helps make sure you pay the right amount or get the right entitlements.

It's unique to you. If you have a company, trust, partnership or other type of business, you'll need a different IRD number for each one.

How do I apply for an IRD number?

You will need an IRD number for situations such as, opening a bank account, joining KiwiSaver, when you're earning income and more.
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Last updated: 12 Jul 2021
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