You might already have an IRD number - ask your parent, guardian or caregiver.
An IRD number is a unique identification number from Inland Revenue - and it will last you your whole life. You need to have your IRD number handy every time you deal with us.
Your employer and your bank also need your IRD number to take out the correct amount of tax from any money you earn.
For further information on how to apply, check out the IR website (external link) .
Call us on 0800 227 774 and we'll ask you some personal questions to prove your identity and protect your privacy. Then we'll give you your IRD number over the phone, and send you out a new card.