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Registering a company in New Zealand in 2020

Key benefits of doing business in this jurisdiction:

  • The economically developed state;
  • A high level of democracy;
  • A government policy is aimed at attracting investment;
  • It is in the second place is the absence of corruption;
  • It occupies a leading position in social development and living standards;
  • Activities outside the country are not taxed;
  • No currency control.

A cost of registering a business is from €2500

A company registration period is from 30 days

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New Zealand is an independent democratic state, located on two large islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. This jurisdiction is considered stable globally. The main administrative unit is Wellington. The official language is English. It takes the second position after Denmark regarding the lack of corruption. This jurisdiction occupies a leading position in world ratings of the economic, a social development and living standards of citizens. That is why foreign investors decide to register a company in New Zealand, to open a bank account in New Zealand.

To open an offshore in New Zealand. Advantages:
  • a high standard of living;
  • taxes are not paid if income is derived from activities outside this jurisdiction;
  • New Zealand is not applicable to offshore jurisdictions;
  • the government policy is aimed at attracting investments, businessmen feel safe and do not worry about the safety of their investments;
  • lack of currency control;

New Zealand's corporate law is based on the Companies Act 1993. Under the law, you can register a company in New Zealand by choosing the following company forms:

  • a Self Employed;
  • a Partnership;
  • the LLC;
  • an Open Joint Stock Organization;
  • a Foreign Branch;
  • a Subsidiary of a Foreign Company;
  • a Joint Venture;
  • a Trust.
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Features of establishing New Zealand enterprises:
  • If you decide to set up an LP in New Zealand, please note, that this form is popular, beneficial for optimizing foreign business. The income of such firms is not taxable, if non-local partners (must pay taxes only at the place of residence). Minimum 2 partners (a general and the limited).
  • Deciding to register the Ltd in New Zealand, remember, that the ending must be “Limited” or “Tāpui”. It is forbidden to indicate offensive terms, words, that have a royal, a national, the international, a commercial significance.
  • To open a company in New Zealand, one sharer is needed (there are no requirements for citizenship, place of residence). Corporate shareholders are allowed. Shareholder data is publicly available information.
  • The min number of directors is 1 (a resident of New Zealand or Australia). Directors data is a publicly available. Only an individual can be a director.
  • No capital requirements.
  • Nominee sharers and directors are allowed.
  • In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (NZ GAAP), all New Zealand firms must prepare a financial report (within five months from the balance sheet date) and submit an audit report. However, there are exceptions for small companies (which qualify as “exempted” firms).
  • A registered New Zealand office is a prerequisite.
  • The corporate tax rate is 28%. Entrepreneurs, who decide to register an LP in New Zealand are exempt from paying taxes in this state.
  • A financial reporting is required for foreign companies, subsidiaries, firms with 25% foreign ownership, issuers.
The enterprise is considered resident, if it meets such points:
  • registered in accordance with the Companies Act 1993;
  • a management oversees by the firm from New Zealand;
  • a company's control center is located in this jurisdiction;
  • a head office is located in New Zealand.
How to open LP in New Zealand?

A decision to establish a commercial firm in New Zealand or to register a partnership in New Zealand is a good option for entrepreneurs, focused on conducting international business, finding new markets. Our lawyers will help you to start a business abroad quickly and efficiently. To find out the details - contact us, using contacts on our website.

New Zealand Luxury


  • Registration of a company and a trust
  • A set of constituent documents
  • A legal address
  • A notice service
  • A delivery
  • A corporate bank account at a local bank

New Zealand Enterprise


  • A company registration
  • A set of constituent documents
  • A legal address
  • A notice service
  • A delivery
  • A corporate bank account at a local bank

New Zealand Standard


  • A company registration
  • A set of constituent documents
  • A legal address
  • A notice service
  • A delivery
  • A corporate bank account at a local bank
  • The information outlined in the article is actual at the time of its publication.
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