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You will need an IRD number to register as an employer. Use your existing IRD number if you already have one. If you don't have an IRD number, you will need to apply for one first.
Getting an IRD number if you don't already have one
You can apply using an:
- IRD number application - resident individual (IR595) if you are an individual in business
- IRD number application - resident non-individual (IR596) if you are a company, partnership, estate, trust, club, society, superannuation scheme or Maori authority.
How to register as an employer
You can either:
- use our Register as an employer online service, or
- complete an Employer registration form (IR334) and post it to us.
|Companies can automatically register for an IRD number and for GST when they register their company with the Companies Office. They can also register as an employer when they apply for an IRD number through the Companies Office Incorporation Process.|