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Employer responsibilities Ngā kaiwhakawhiwhi mahi takohanga

Registering as an employer

You'll 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'll need to apply for one first.

How to register as an employer

You can register as an employer:

Companies can automatically register for an IRD number, GST and as an employer when they register their company with the Companies Office website.


Getting an IRD number if you don't already have one

You can apply for an IRD number if you're:

  • an individual in business
  • a company, partnership, estate, trust, club, society, superannuation scheme or Maori authority
  • residing offshore.

Apply for an IRD number online