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Service changes and updates IR offices, myIR and phone lines (SPK2IR) are unavailable until the morning of Thursday 28 October for planned system maintenance. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) You will not be able to apply for the RSP in myIR until the morning of Thursday 28 October. Businesses affected by the alert level increase that started on 17 August can apply in myIR from 28 October. Applications for a 4th payment round are planned to open on 29 October. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) The government has announced an increase to the amount and frequency of the RSP from 12 November. Find out more

If your business is closing down, there are a number of steps you need to take. We recommend that you call us and talk about closing your business. We can answer any of your questions. It also means we will not send you any more letters or returns.

Stop paying GST

You need to:

  • cancel your GST registration
  • file your final GST return.

Stop employment

If you employ staff, you need to:

  • cancel your employer registration in myIR
  • do the last payday file for employees.

Final steps

All companies need to:

  • file a final Companies income tax return - IR4
  • store business records
  • request a 'no objection' letter from us that says we do not object to their removal from the Companies Register
  • start the process of getting removed from the Companies Register with the Companies Office. 

File a Companies income tax return IR4

Last updated: 21 Sep 2020
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