Businesses, organisations, non-profits and charities have certain tax obligations when setting up. They may also have obligations with other government agencies like the Companies Office or Charities Services.
- Companies Office - tax registration
- Charities Services NZ
Registering for GST
If you supply goods or services you might need to register for GST. Find out if you need to register and how to do it.
Register as an employer
How to register as an employer when you start employing staff.
Paying tax in your first year in business
Your first year in business is not tax free. If you make voluntary payments before your tax is due, you may get an early payment discount.
Pay less tax with a not-for-profit income deduction
If your not-for-profit cannot get an exemption, an income deduction lets you pay no tax on your first $1,000.