How to find out your IRD number
So you don’t know what your IRD number is…
We don’t blame you, unfortunately an IRD number is something none of us remember. Its only when we come to filing a tax return or starting a new job that we tend to need it and can leave you asking yourself “What is my IRD number? If you already have an IRD number but have forgotten it or misplaced your IRD number card, there are a number of ways you can find out what it is.
Where can I find my IRD number?
- Check one of your payslips
Quite often your payslip from your employer will have your IRD number on it
- Check any old mail you have from the Inland Revenue Department
Most correspondence you get from IRD will have your IRD number on it
- Give IRD a call on 0800 377 774
After a few quick security questions, the operator will be able to tell you have you IRD number is and will send out a letter confirming it for your future reference – keep it safe this time!
If after all these it appears that you don’t have an IRD number, hopefully the operator at IRD began the process of you getting one. If they didn’t, you will need to fill out an IR595 form and return it to the Inland Revenue Department and they will create a new IRD number for you.
Keep your IRD number safe!
Yes that’s right, avoid wasting time trying to discover what your IRD number is again next year but writing it down in a safe place! If you’re like us and hate paper, send your self an email with you IRD number it in it with the subject line “IRD Number” so next time you need it you can just search within your email inbox, easy!
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For more information check out the IRD website