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Thread: What do you use for an IRD number on a bank acct application?

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    Default What do you use for an IRD number on a bank acct application?

    Hubby and I are planning on opening an account in NZ from overseas and then picking up cards etc when we arrive there on vacation in March.


    I have a friend's address in NZ to use (with her blessing) but not sure what to put for IRD number.


    Do you just leave it blank?


    Thanks.



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    Yep, you can leave it blank; that way you'll pay the highest rate.


    When you do have an IRD number, you let the bank know.


    We did it the same way

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    Yeah same with my bank account. The clerk said it was irrelevant for setting up a basic chequing account, the ird number only affected the rates for savings accounts (ASB)

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    Apologies if everyone knows this already, but if you start working as soon as you get here you need to get an IRD# ASAP,


    else your employer will have to deduct tax at the "no notification" rate (45%).


    Applying at the Post Shop or wherever, getting your number takes 8-10 working days,


    but if you apply at AA and pay $10 for expedited handling, you'll have it in 48 hours.

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    Forgot about that....hadn't notified the bank of my IRD no. Must get OH to pop in with it this week!!!

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