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Māori organisations
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Māori organisations: How to become a Māori authority

Electing to be a Māori authority

Once your organisation has determined that it meets the Māori authority eligibility requirements, you'll need to notify us that you want to become a Māori authority. You'll need to complete a Māori authority election (IR483) form.

You can obtain a Māori authority election (IR483) form in one of the following ways:

  • go to "Get it done online" to complete the form through our website.
  • go to "Forms and guides" to download and print the form.
  • order it through our 0800 self-service line on 0800 257 773.
  • complete the form through E-file correspondence (applies to agents only).
  • contact us on our business income tax and general enquiries line at 0800 377 774.
New entities not registered with Inland Revenue will first need to complete an IRD number application - non-individual (IR596) form.