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1. Posted by LauraC87 (Budding Member 19 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hey, Im going to New Zealand in a couple of weeks and I wondered if anyone can help me??
I am currently in Australia and want to know if I can use my tax file number from working here in nz or do i need to get a new one??
Also the same questions with banks... im with westpac in australia, can I use this bank in nz or is it best to start again with an nz bank??
any help would be great
thanks millions x laura x

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3859 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

You will need to get a new tax number and bank account here. The website for getting your tax number (IRD number) is

I've got a Westpac electronic account, which means you don't pay any monthly fees as long as you are happy to do everything electronically and not get statements. It's a good deal as most banks charge here.

Hope you enjoy NZ - send me a message if you have any questions.

3. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

The IRD process is extremely quick too. after the simple paper work you can call them like 5-7 days after and they will give you the number over the phone. be prepared though, you will have to have an address to give to them. it can be a hostel address.