• Comparing the New Zealand and Australian tax systems

    The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide a very basic comparison between the New Zealand and the Australian tax system in order to assist residents of one country who wish to carry on business in the other.

    Registration

    Registering your business

    New Zealand

    Australia

    Depending on your circumstances you may need to register for the following numbers or services:

    • an IRD number – when you apply you will be registered for income tax
    • other tax types, for example, GST – you will need to register for these separately

    with the New Zealand Companies OfficeExternal Link if you operate a company in New Zealand.

    Depending on your circumstances you may need to register for:

     

      Last modified: 04 Dec 2013QC 27171