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Budget 2024: The Government has announced FamilyBoost, a proposed new childcare payment to help eligible families with the rising costs of Early Childhood Education (ECE). Find out more:

Before you start

You will need all the required documents for the application.

IRD numbers for Individuals

IRD numbers for businesses and organisations

Make sure the IRD number application includes all the required documents. This is to prevent hold ups if there are any issues with the application.

In myIR go to the 'Intermediary centre'

Select 'Client registration'

From here you can choose to:

  • register a new individual
  • register a new customer - for non-individual customers.

Submit the application

Log in to myIR

What happens next

  • We'll contact you if we need more information about your registration.
  • We'll email or post your IRD number to you. It can take 20 working days to arrive if you choose to have it posted.

Urgent IRD numbers

We can issue an urgent IRD number within 2 businesses days.

Requirements for an urgent IRD number

Please let us know why it’s urgent. We need your specific reasons, so we can prioritise your request over others in our waiting list.

For example, we could agree to urgency if your client is buying a property and an IRD number is needed straight away to avoid penalty payments.

How to apply

For urgent businesses and organisation IRD number applications, email the following to [email protected]:

  • submission/confirmation number
  • the reason(s) for urgency 
  • the date you need the IRD number.

If the urgent criteria is met we’ll issue the IRD number within 2 business days.

Last updated: 25 Mar 2024
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