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Register as an IR56 taxpayer

About this service

Use this service if you are an IR56 taxpayer and need to register with Inland Revenue. This is the same as completing the IR56 taxpayer registration (IR359) form. IR56 taxpayers deduct and pay their own PAYE.

When to use this service

Use this service if you are an IR56 taxpayer who deducts and pays their own PAYE.

This will apply to:

  • NZ-based representatives of overseas companies
  • United States Antarctic program personnel
  • Embassy staff
  • Private domestic workers who work part-time, such as home helpers, attendant caregivers, nannies, gardeners and domestic odd-jobbers.

This service should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

What you will need

Your IRD number - if you don't have your IRD number contact us by calling 0800 227 774.

After you finish

Once we have received your registration we will send out an IR56 taxpayer's handbook (IR356), PAYE deduction tables (IR341) and the paperwork you'll need to get started.

If you wish to keep a copy for your own records, please print the confirmation page.

This service may require you to send confidential information to Inland Revenue so it is located on a secure part of our website to prevent unauthorised interception. If you are unable to access this service, your browser and/or firewall settings may need updating.

Inland Revenue takes online security very seriously. We have systems in place to protect the information you provide us, and regularly update our standards and technology to provide protection for your personal information.

You play an important role in protecting your information by taking basic precautions to protect your computer and data. You should keep your computer secure, only deal online with people and organisations you know and trust, and check that your personal information travels across the internet on secure connections.

There are many resources about computer security (such as websites, books and magazines) that can help guide you on what security precautions are appropriate for your situation.