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Service changes and updates IR offices, myIR and phone lines (SPK2IR) are unavailable until the morning of Thursday 28 October for planned system maintenance. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) You will not be able to apply for the RSP in myIR until the morning of Thursday 28 October. Businesses affected by the alert level increase that started on 17 August can apply in myIR from 28 October. Applications for a 4th payment round are planned to open on 29 October. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) The government has announced an increase to the amount and frequency of the RSP from 12 November. Find out more

Forming a company

Companies are a type of business structure that are separate from the people who own it.  Companies can either make a profit or loss at the end of each income year and use losses to reduce income tax in the following years.

Tax summary

To form a company, you will need to register it by:

  • contacting the Companies Office
  • paying for a legal registration process.

Companies need to send tax returns to us and annual returns to the Companies Office.

Last updated: 14 Oct 2020
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