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Te tono i tētahi tau tāke mō tētahi pakihi, whakahaere rānei kei Aotearoa Apply for an IRD number for a business or organisation residing in New Zealand


These instructions are for New Zealand resident companies, partnerships, superannuation schemes, Māori authorities, estates or trusts and clubs or societies who need an IRD number.

Gather your information

You need:

  • a certificate of incorporation for companies
  • a deed of trusts for trusts
  • a certificate of incorporation for incorporated societies
  • a certification of registration for limited partnerships
  • a death certificate and probate or letters of administration for estates
  • the personal IRD number of each shareholder, director, partner, executive office holder, trustee or executor.

What happens next

  • We will contact you if we need more information about your registration.
  • We will email or post your IRD number to you. It can take 20 working days to arrive if you choose to have it posted.

My responsibilities

  • Keep your IRD number where you can easily find it.
  • Set up a myIR account for your business or organisation when you have your IRD number.
  • Tell us about any changes. The easiest way to update your details is in myIR.

You can complete a paper application and send this to us.

Applying for an IRD number IR596 (PDF 122KB) Download form