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Trans-Tasman imputation election form (IR488)

(published March 2011)

About this form

This service is for Australian companies wishing to maintain a tax imputation credit account in New Zealand. You can also complete this online.

PDF | 83kb | 2 pages

This form can be completed on-screen by typing content directly into the PDF document. Once you have completed the form it is important that you print it out as you will not be able to save the information you enter into the form.

When to use this form

If you are an Australian company maintaining a New Zealand imputation credit account under section ME 1A of the New Zealand Income Tax Act 2004.

What you will need

  • Your Australian tax file number
  • Your Australian business number
  • The New Zealand IRD number of your company and any subsidiaries
  • Shareholder/director details

After you finish

Please print, sign and post the completed form to:


Chief Advisor (International Audit)

Inland Revenue Department

PO Box 2198

Wellington 6140



You may wish keep a copy of this form for your personal records.

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