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Register as an employer

About this service

This service lets you register as an employer online. It is the online alternative to completing the Employer registration (IR334) form.

When to use this service

Use this service if you are a new employer and you want to register yourself or your company with Inland Revenue.

This service will take about 20 minutes to complete.

What you will need

The IRD number to be registered as an employer.

After you finish

Your application will be processed within 8 - 10 working days.

Then you will receive an introductory letter in the post.

If you wish to keep a copy for your own records, please print or save 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.