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Service changes and updates IR offices, myIR and phone lines (SPK2IR) are unavailable until the morning of Thursday 28 October for planned system maintenance. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) You will not be able to apply for the RSP in myIR until the morning of Thursday 28 October. Businesses affected by the alert level increase that started on 17 August can apply in myIR from 28 October. Applications for a 4th payment round are planned to open on 29 October. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) The government has announced an increase to the amount and frequency of the RSP from 12 November. Find out more

You will need to have 10 or more other clients to become an intermediary. You, as the applicant, are not included in the number count. If an entity is applying to be a tax agent, bookkeeper, payroll bureau, or other representative, we will need declarations from their key office holders.

Becoming an intermediary

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Select More beside I want to

Select Apply to become an intermediary

Choose the type of intermediary you want to become

  • Tax agents can act on a client’s behalf for tax and social policy activities.
  • Bookkeepers typically represent clients for GST and PAYE.
  • Payroll bureau act for clients PAYE and associated tax activities.
  • Other representatives can act on a clients’ behalf for tax and social policy activities.
  • PAYE intermediaries take care of employer’s obligations, including paying employees and meeting record-filing requirements.

Fill out the details for your application

You will need:

  • your details as a representative
  • your professional details
  • a declaration
  • the names and IRD numbers of your clients.

Check and declare

Last updated: 01 Oct 2020
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