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Approved issuer levy (AIL) payer registration

About this service

You have to apply to us to become an approved issuer if you pay interest to a non-resident lender, and want to pay it at a zero rate of NRWT (Non-resident withholding tax). This service is equivalent to completing the. Approved issuer levy (AIL) - payer registration (IR396) form.

When to use this service

Use this service to register for approved issuer status. This service will take about ten minutes to complete.

What you will need

IRD number to be registered

After you finish

Once you have completed this registration, it will be processed within 20 working days. Shortly after that confirmation of your registration will be sent in the post.

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

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