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What registrations might you need to complete?

When setting up your business you may need to apply for a different type of IRD number. You may also need to register as an employer, or for additional tax types such as goods and services tax (GST) or fringe benefit tax (FBT).

Starting a business - registering for GST

Explains requirements for registering for GST, the three timeframes for filing GST returns, the three GST accounting methods, and how to get further assistance from the business tax information service.

Starting a business - registering as an employer

Explains how to register as an employer.

Starting a business - having an IRD number to operate the business

Explains when an IRD number is needed for the business itself, when a personal IRD number is needed, and how to apply for an IRD number.

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Did you know?

From May 2008 people applying for new IRD numbers will receive a nine digit number. As an employer, your payroll system will need to be able to accommodate both eight and nine digit numbers. 

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