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If your organisation is not-for-profit you can apply for the $1,000 income tax deduction.

Gather your information

You'll need:

  • the IRD number for your not-for-profit
  • a copy of the not-for-profit’s rules, constitution, trust deed or other founding documents. These can be in draft form – we’ll suggest any changes that may be needed for the exemption.
  • a copy of its certificate of incorporation, if applicable
  • a letter stating the types of exemption being requested
  • details of how it has been or will be operating.

Not-for-profit organisation rules for founding documents

Send your application to us

Send your application to us at:

Inland Revenue
PO Box 39010
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045

What happens next

If we need more from you, we'll let you know. For example, we may ask you to update your founding documents before we can accept your application.

If we can accept your application then you will not have to do anything else.

We'll send you a letter telling you if your application is approved.