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Business cessation IR315

(published August 2015)

About this form

Businesses that officially cease trading can use this form (IR315) to finalise their taxable liabilities for GST and employer taxes. In most cases it will be quicker to cease your business over the phone. If you've filed your final GST return, just call us on 0800 377 774. If not, file your final return, wait a few days then email us using your myIR Secure Online Services account or call us on 0800 377 774.

PDF | 86kb | 2 pages

This form can be completed on-screen by typing content directly into the PDF document. Once you have completed the form it is important that you print it out as you will not be able to save the information you enter into the form.

When to use this form

Use this form if you are in business and wish to deregister.

To cease income tax you need to provide different details and some in writing. Find out more about your obligations when ceasing a business.

What you will need

Your business IRD number, and details including cessation date, employer business details including FBT, and GST.

After you finish

Once you have filled in the form, please print, sign and send it to your nearest Inland Revenue office.

Please continue to file all returns until we confirm that we have ceased your business.

List of postal addresses for Inland Revenue >