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Find out about: Have someone act on your behalf
You can authorise someone to act on your behalf to help you when dealing with us.
- What a nominated person can do
- Who can be a nominated person
- Who can set up a nominated person
- How to set up a nominated person
- Removing a nominated person
- A nominated person can't use your myIR login
You can grant a nominated person access to one account type, or every account type you're registered for. For the accounts you nominate them for, they'll be able to:
- contact us and act on your behalf, either in writing or by phone,
- complete and sign your tax returns and other forms, and
- receive the information we post you - if you want it to go to them.
A nominated person for child support can discuss your child support account, but can't authorise forms or take other actions on your behalf.
A nominated person is useful if you:
- are going overseas, or
- would like someone to contact us or complete forms for you if you can't.
|Having a nominated person doesn't change your responsibilities. You are still responsible for all your tax obligations.|
A nominated person can be an individual or non-individual.
A non-individual must be a separate legal entity, such as:
- a company
- incorporated society, or
- incorporated charitable trust
A partnership or unincorporated club are examples of entities that aren't separate legal entities so can't be a nominated person.
If the nominated person will act for your own personal account, you must set them up.
If the nominated person will act for a non-individual account, they must be set up by:
- a company director
- a trustee or estate administrator
- an executive holder, or
- a partner of a partnership
To set up a nominated person you can:
- complete an Elect someone to act on your behalf (IR597) form,
- send us a message through secure mail, or
- call us
To add your nominated person we need to know:
- their full name,
- the account types you want them to access and act on,
- how long you want the nomination to last, and
- their IRD number (if you have it).
If you have a business account you can view, manage and remove your nominated person(s) in myIR. You can also view the accounts you're a nominated person for.
You or your nominated person can cancel the nomination at any time. You can cancel the nomination in myIR or by calling us.
Even though a nominated person can act on your behalf, they can't use your myIR login. If you want your nominated person to access your business account, you can grant them separate access in myIR.