It all starts with an IRD number
Everyone needs an IRD number, which you get from IR (Inland Revenue). This is the number the government uses to keep track of all your tax, entitlements and personal details. It's essential to have one if you are earning money in Aotearoa New Zealand, and, it's really easy to apply for one too.
If you don’t have an IRD number when you start earning money or interest (like through your bank account) you’ll pay more tax than you need to. It’s a good idea to get an IRD number even if you don’t need it now, just to be ready for the future. You may already have one so ask your parent or guardian. If you need one, click on the link below and get yourself set up.