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These instructions are for New Zealand resident companies, partnerships, superannuation schemes, Māori authorities, estates or trusts and clubs or societies who need an IRD number.

Gather your information

You need:

  • a certificate of incorporation for companies
  • a deed of trusts for trusts
  • a certificate of incorporation for incorporated societies
  • a certification of registration for limited partnerships
  • a probate, will or letters of administration for estates. (If we've not already been notified of the date of death, you may need a death certificate too.)
  • the personal IRD number of each shareholder, director, partner, executive office holder, trustee or executor.

What happens next

  • We'll contact you if we need more information about your registration.
  • We'll email or post your IRD number to you. It can take 20 working days to arrive if you choose to have it posted.

My responsibilities

  • Keep your IRD number where you can easily find it.
  • Set up a myIR account for your business or organisation when you have your IRD number.
  • Tell us about any changes. The easiest way to update your details is in myIR, you can also send us a message in myIR and attach any required documents to it.

You can complete a paper application and send this to us.