What is an IRD Number?

Inland Revenue Department (IRD) number is your unique identification number issued to you by the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department. 

IRD number is a 8 or 9 digit number will last you your entire life – and well beyond it! Overseas, they refer to it as a Social Security number. Kiwis are often issued an IRD number at birth – the IRD make it really easy to get one. 

Both your employer and your bank need this number in order to tax you properly from any money you earn. All of your personal details such as taxes, entitlements, and work histories are linked this number, so it’s important to keep it in a safe place.

If you want run a campaign and withdraw money to your bank account, you need to provide the IRD number under the account details at SYNE. And here’s the thing: it’s super easy to get one. All you need to do is fill out an application form and supply the necessary documentation through https://www.mytax.co.nz/tax-resources/ird-number/