Your organisation needs to prove to us that it's a not-for-profit before you can claim any benefits like paying less or no tax. You do this by sending us 1 of the following.
- Proof that you’re a registered charity with Charities Services.
- Proof that you're a registered community housing provider with the Community Housing Regulatory Authority.
- Your rules or constitution showing that you meet the requirements to be a not-for-profit, even if you cannot be registered with Charities Services.
Write to us
Once you’ve got your IRD number, ask us in writing to approve you as a not-for-profit. Attach your proof.
If we’re satisfied that you meet the requirements, we’ll update our records and send you a letter.
Contact us by email at [email protected]
Or by post at:
PO Box 39010
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045
Backdating your tax benefits
If you’ve been running your organisation for a while but never applied to us as a not-for-profit, we may be able to backdate the tax benefits to your organisation’s start date. It depends on your situation.
To find out more, contact us at [email protected]
Get your documents right at the start
Make sure your rules or constitution contain all the right information before you get in touch with us.