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Before you start

You will need the:

  • company’s name and IRD number
  • name, signature and IRD number of one of the owners of a look-through interest in the look-through company.

The revocation application must be made by the current owner.

Complete the form

Print and complete the Revocation of look-through company election - IR896 form.


If you use your own document you will need to use the same headings as the Revocation of look-through company election - IR896 form.

You will need to include your:

  • name
  • address
  • IRD number
  • contact details
  • details of revocation.

Sign the form and send it to us

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What happens next

  • We'll send a letter confirming that your look-through company has become an ordinary company and the date the change applies from.
  • You can only choose to stop being a look-through company from the start of an income year. We can only backdate the change under exceptional circumstances.
  • If the look-through company used to be a qualifying company it will not go back to being a qualifying company.

You can post the signed form to:

Inland Revenue
PO Box 39010
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045
Last updated: 28 Apr 2021
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