Get an IRD number for a business, charity or trust
If you’re starting an organisation that will involve money changing hands, it’ll need its own IRD number.
When do you need a separate IRD number?
If you’re setting up a new business, you’ll need an IRD number for the business if it's a company, partnership, or a trust or estate. If you’re a sole trader, you can use your own IRD number for your business income.
You’ll also need a separate IRD number if you’re starting a:
- charity or non-profit organisaton
- club or society
- superannuation scheme.
Get an IRD number
If you’re setting up a new company through the Companies Office you can get an IRD number at the same time.
1. Complete an IRD number application
You'll need to know your organisation's:
- type (eg charity, partnership)
- contact details
- start date
- office holder details (the names, titles and IRD numbers of each director, partner, trustee or executive).
2. What you need to do
Print, sign the form and send it to:
PO Box 39010
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045
Include a photocopy of any 1 of the following:
- certificate of incorporation (for companies or incorporated societies)
- deed of trust
- certificate of registration.
3. What happens next
You’ll get your IRD number in 8-10 working days.