Check you are eligible to apply
You need to meet one of these criteria to apply for a certificate of exemption:
- the double tax agreement (DTA) between New Zealand and your home country allows the exemption
- you provide a bond or other security to ensure you pay any tax you need to
- you have met all your tax obligations in the last 2 years and will continue to comply.
Download the form
Send us the form
Post or email the completed form and attachments us.
Non-resident Contractors Team
PO Box 2198
What happens next
We will respond to you within 10 working days. If we need more information, we will contact you.
We usually issue certificates of exemption for the duration of your contract, up to 12 months. In some circumstances we can issue them for longer.