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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

To link a client, you must have authority to act for them. This gives you or your agency legal permission to work with us on their behalf.

An authority to act for an individual does not extend to their businesses or other related entities. Authority to act for non-individuals must be given by the members that control the entity.

What is in the authority to act

Your client’s authority to act document must include:

  • the intermediaries full name
  • the client’s full name, IRD number, a space for their signature and date
  • the words “obtain information from Inland Revenue through all channels”
  • the authority given to obtain information for a specific tax type (except child support)
  • if there’s an agreement to sign on behalf of the client, stipulate this in the authority
  • the words ‘and staff/contractors as applicable’ if the intermediary is in the name of an individual.

If a client has been delinked, you need a new authority to act letter or electronic authority before you can re-link them.

Last updated: 15 Jun 2021
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