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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.

Apply online

Apply for an IRD number

If you're applying for an IRD number for an estate you need  choose the 'Trust' organisation type. You can then select that it's an estate.

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.

Last updated: 09 Jun 2021
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