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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

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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.

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