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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.

You’ll also need a separate IRD number if you’re starting a:

  • charity or non-profit organisation
  • club or society
  • superannuation scheme.

Apply for a business, charity or trust IRD number

When you can use your own IRD number

If you’re a sole trader, you can use your own IRD number for your business income.

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