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Ird Number New zealand

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1. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member 106 posts) 9y

I Need help obtaining a ird tax number i know where to apply , id just like to know , can you get one if you apply outside nz and do you need a permanent nz address

anyone had problems getting one

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 9y

If it's like the Australian one, you need to be in the country to apply for it. (I had one several years ago, but don't remember any of the rules around it.)
In New Zealand you can have it sent to your hostel, or there's several backpacker services in Auckland which'll hold mail for you.

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

Hi Anglosurma,

I think you have to be in the country to arrange one. ACB backpackers here in Auckland provided a service where they applied for your IRD number for you and stated that the hostel was your temporary address. You then had to ring up the Inland Revenue about 2 weeks later to get it.

Pretty straightforward :)