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Paid parental leave application IR880

(published March 2016)

About this form

This form is for applying for paid parental leave payments. It also has information on paid parental leave and who is eligible.

PDF | 235kb | 8 pages

When to use this form

Use this form to apply for paid parental leave. If you're an employee and will continue working until you start parental leave, you need to confirm with your employer that you qualify for parental leave from your job. For information about parental leave call the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on 0800 209 020.

You can apply for paid parental leave before your parental leave commences, or at any time while you're on leave. You must however apply for the payments before you return to work or go back to self-employment.

This form replaces the Paid parental leave application for a self-employed person (IR888).

What you will need
  • Your IRD number - if you do not have this call us on 0800 227 774.
  • Birth date or expected due date of your child (or child under 6 years old who is now in your primary care).
  • Your bank account number and tax code.
  • Proof you have care of the child.
  • Details of your work and income for the last 52 weeks.

This form includes a declaration to confirm the work and income details you have provided. You (the applicant) need to fill in the applicant's section, and then take the form to either:

  • your employer
  • your chartered accountant or tax advisor, or
  • a Justice of the Peace (or other person authorised to witness a statutory declaration).

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After you finish

When all sections of the form have been completed, send the form to us at the following address:

Inland Revenue
PO Box 39090
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045.

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