New Zealand Company Formation

New Zealand Company Formation
  • Firm jurisdiction and justifiably great reputation
  • Time of New Zealand company formation takes 2 WEEKS.
  • Personal presence is not required
  • Popular offshore company type:
    • New Zealand Limited Liability Company
    • New Zealand Limited Partnership

Tax Rates in New Zealand

Corporation Tax in New Zealand: Companies and corporates are taxed at a flat rate of 28%

Income Tax in New Zealand: 10,5% – 33%

VAT Tax in New Zealand: GST rate is 15.0%

About New Zealand

Country: New Zealand

Capital: Wellington

Continent: Oceania

Language: English, Māori

Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Time Zones: GMT +12

Dial Code: +64

Abbreviations: NZ

What we can do for your Company in New Zealand

  • We do all paperwork on forming the company in New Zealand
  • Formation is completely remote
  • Can act as Secretary or Treasury
  • Provide nominee Directors/Shareholders
  • Assist with opening a bank account
  • Registration for Taxes, VAT & EORI
  • Develop a website for your business
  • Create a logo of your brand
  • Provide with full company administration services
  • Arrange a mailing address for your business
  • Arrange a virtual office for your company
  • Telephone answering service
  • Book keeping, audit & reporting
  • Preparing and submitting VAT return
  • Dealing with local authority
  • Trademark registration

New Zealand Company Formation. New Zealand LLC Company Registration

Main Characteristics and the basic rules of Company registration in New Zealand.

You may have ambitious plans for your venture and expanding operations in lucrative foreign markets may be on the cards. In this regard, you may choose New Zealand. NZ has performed well in terms of economic growth and it is no mean feat to get recognition of the World Bank as the easiest place for doing business globally. The stable government is another strong reason for picking NZ as your business expansion destination. However, you still may need assistance of agencies offering services on New Zealand Comp. Formation and you cannot go wrong by choosing us.

When you think of business expansion, it is necessary to think of limitations of the operations in a foreign country. The govt policies in NZ are very conductive for starting businesses and the process does not take much time either.  You can open business in 3 ways in NZ- Limited liability, Partnership and Sole trader.


While starting a new business in New Zealand may be easier compared to other places, you need to have a good understanding of the culture and socio-economic factors. Understanding the needs of local market is also imperative. Without clear understanding of these factors business growth in NZ may be affected. For this, you may opt for our New Zealand Comp. Formation packages.


If you have future plans to expand your business operations in the South Pacific region, taking the venture to NZ makes all the more sense. This is owing to the fact it has free trade agreements with more than a dozen countries. The list includes South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Despite its remote location, NZ remains a sophisticated nation with predominantly western culture and that is why several MNCs prefer it over many other countries. It is also deemed as one of the least corrupt countries in the world. The four-level NZ judicial system has resemblance with that in England and international legal structures


The tax rates in NZ for business operations vary according to type of business. The companies have to pay a tax of 28%. The GST is pegged at 15%. However, the good thing is that there is no capital gains tax, stamp duty, payroll tax in NZ. For detailed information on taxation aspects in NZ, you may seek our New Zealand Comp. Formation services. BRIS group offers services for entrepreneurs willing to start business in the country. Mail us your queries today.

New Zealand Company FormationFinancial Advantages
Taxation:0-28% (taxed only on their New Zealand-sourced income)
Double Taxation Treaty Access:Yes Treaty Access with many countries
New Zealand Tax Information Exchange Agreements:Yes, New Zealand signs Exchange Agreements
Account Filing Requirements:Yes accounting or reporting requirements
Annual Return Filing Requirements:Yes annual return/ reporting requirements
Audit Requirements:No audit required.
New Zealand Company FormationRegistration Requirements
Share Capital:NZD10,000 Minimum paid up share capital NZD1 (not applicable for LP)
Classes of Share Available for New Zealand company formation:Shares with or without voting rights, redeemable shares, registered shares, preference shares (not applicable for LP)
Bearer Shares:Not Allowed
Registered Office Required:Yes required and must be maintained in New Zealand
Shareholders:Minimum number is one
Directors:Minimum number is one. (two for LP). Local Director is compulsory.
Your Company language:English
Name of your Company must be ended:Ltd, Limited
Documents required for New Zealand company formation:A certified copy of your passport or ID and proof of your residential address dated less than 3 months.
New Zealand Company FormationRestrictions
For New Zealand company formation you cannot use words in your company names without justification::“Bank”, “Trustee Company”, “Assurance”, “Building Society”, ”Trust Company”, “Royal” etc.
Restrictions on Trading:None
Not permitted without a licence:Fund management, insurance, Banking, reinsurance, assurance, trust management, collective investment schemes, trusteeship business provision.
New Zealand Company FormationConfidentiality and Security
Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors:Yes, Allowed
Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities:No
Meetings of Directors and Shareholders to be held:Anywhere
Stability:Firm jurisdiction and justifiably great reputation.
About New Zealand
Capital city:Wellington
Region:A country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation
Political System:Parliamentary Democracy
Government:Constitutional Monarchy
Governing corporate legislation:The Companies Act, 1993, Limited Partnerships Act 2008 as amended
Type of Law:Common
Currency:New Zealand dollar (NZD).
Exchange Control:None
Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents:English
Time Zone:GMT+12.

This publication is provided for information purposes only. This info should not be treated as a substitute for a tax or legal consultation or legislation. You should not act on the basis of the information contained in this publication without having obtained individual advice from the professional expert.

BRIS GROUP does not assume responsibility for any damage resulting from decisions made by the reader on the basis of this publication.

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