Setting Up A Small Business In New Zealand

If you are looking at starting a business or incorporating a company in New Zealand, allow us to help save you a lot of time, stress and money by setting it up correctly.

Setting Up A Business In New Zealand – Do it once, do it right

It is easy doing business in New Zealand. Providing things are done right from the start.

Don’t end up paying tax at over 60% because you didn’t get the right advice.

No one incorporates more New Zealand companies for small Australian business owners than we do. We make doing business in New Zealand easy.

We only deal with owner-operated and family-run Australian businesses wanting to set up a business in New Zealand (and their advisors). Because of that, we know how to best set up a New Zealand company for a small Australian business while ensuring flexibility come tax time.

We can handle the entire New Zealand company incorporation process, register your company with Inland Revenue for the relevant tax types, register with ACC (equivalent of Workers Compensation) and have your entire business ready to go – all for just $660 (which includes all registration costs payable to the Companies Office and GST).

So, if you are considering setting up a New Zealand structure such as a New Zealand company, Trust or partnership, please contact us first. There is no charge for a quick chat so we can talk you through the issues.

Let us help make setting up your company in New Zealand stress-free.

We can handle as much or as little as you need.

$600 +GST

New Zealand Company Registration

Thinking of setting up a small business in New Zealand and want help with incorporating a company or setting things up correctly for New Zealand tax? We can help.

New Zealand is ranked as the fourth easiest country in the world to do business. So why do so many Australian businesses run into problems? Most simply make assumptions (or what we refer to as “misssumptions”) when setting their business up in New Zealand.

The Australia-New Zealand Double Tax Agreement Doesn’t Stop Double Tax for Small Businesses!

One of the most common “missumptions” is the belief that the Double-Tax Agreement between Australia and New Zealand removes double tax.

Unfortunately the agreement was written at a time when only big business traded in other countries. It suits the way big business works and penalises smaller business. It wasn’t designed that way – It’s just the way things are.

What it does mean is that unless you know exactly what you are doing you will almost certainly be setting yourself up to pay tax at a rate of more than 60%.

We help Australian businesses set up in New Zealand quickly, inexpensively and with peace of mind. We’ll give you relief from the double-tax trap.

And we’ll chat it through with your Australian tax agent so they know what we’ve done, why we’ve done it and how it impacts on you in Australia. We are NOT Australian tax agents and don’t touch Australian tax! But we’ve been around long enough to guide your Australian advisor through the maze ensuring you get the best outcome.

If you are ready, contact us to set up or incorporate your New Zealand company for an all inclusive fee of $660. This includes your NZ tax registration. You can start the process by providing your information on this secure form or call us on 1300 791 600.

$450 +GST

per annum

New Zealand Statutory Record Requirements

The Companies Act requires every company in New Zealand (including Australian companies registered to do business there) to have a New Zealand Registered Office address.

We can offer you a comprehensive and fully integrated statutory record keeping package which includes:

1.  We host a secure online document portal to house your Statutory Records, Director Resolutions and Tax Returns (all are enforced legal requirements). For an additional fee of $85.00 + GST, we can also set up your initial Statutory Records.

2.  Easy online approval system (use your computer or mobile device). Any documentation we prepare for your approval will be available for you to easily approve online. We’ll also upload all accounting and Tax Documents, Statutory Records and Resolutions that we prepare for you without you having to do a thing.

3.  Handling visits from the Registries and Integrity and Enforcement Team of the New Zealand Companies Office when they arrive to check on your compliance. Our team is trained to deal with these visits and we ensure all documentation is at hand. We’ll handle any correspondence from the Companies Office and recommend what to do next.

4.  Help you set up a New Zealand Bank Account. We provide you with the Certificates, Registrations, Resolutions and letters to the bank to help you to open a New Zealand bank account for your new company. We can often help you to open a NZ bank account from Australia without you having to travel to New Zealand.

For an additional fee we can even supply you with:-

  • New Zealand phone number.
  • Access to our secure document portal which will give you complete control and enable you to upload any and all documents which will then be made available to the inspectors when they arrive to check on your compliance.

If you would like to discuss our Registered Office solutions call us on 1300 791 600.

Access Document Portal

If you decide to do your tax returns or get someone else to do it, you will need to subscribe to our secure online portal.

We will provide you with complete access to all the records stored there, plus access to upload your tax returns or any additional company information into our secure document portal.

This will give you complete control so you can ensure that all the required documentation is available to the inspectors when they arrive to check on your compliance.

Cost for this is an additional $80 per annum.

NZ Phone Number

We can provide a NZ phone number that is diverted to your Australian landline or mobile.

We offer crystal-clear phone numbers for Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin or tollfree 0800 numbers. Why are our phone lines crystal clear? Because we use certified Tier1 suppliers with ISDN quality lines and our servers are in Australia so there are no pesky voice delays.

Prices for our crystal-clear phone services start from $15 +GST per month access fee with calls forwarded at just 15c +GST per completed minute, plus a $15 +GST setup fee.

Opening A Bank Account In New Zealand?

Getting a New Zealand bank account is essential for your tax registration and can be tricky.

This is due to New Zealand’s Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act, which places obligations on New Zealand’s financial institutions to detect and deter money laundering and terrorism financing.

We can point you in the right direction to opening a bank account without travelling to New Zealand. To get help setting up your New Zealand business bank account, contact us on 1300 791 600.

NZ Income Tax

Once we apply for your New Zealand tax file number (IRD number) we can usually have all tax types registered and ready to go with in a couple of days.

Because we complete more New Zealand tax registrations for Australian residents than anyone else, we know exactly what Inland Revenue needs to expedite the process.

Often we have the tax registration complete within a few hours of filing our applications.

NZ GST Returns

Because we help more small Australian business owners set up GST in New Zealand than anyone else, we are well versed in determining the correct structure for you. We’ll work alongside your Australian advisor to ensure you are confident the structure works perfectly for you.

And once it’s up and running we can help you make sure that you comply with the various New Zealand tax and company requirements. And, being based here in Australia, we are always a local call away.

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NZ Payroll

We offer flexible and accurate payroll services tailored for your business requirements.

We can take care of registration, processing of payroll and Kiwisaver and filing of all employment-related tax forms.

Let us look after your payroll needs from as little as $150 +GST per month.

Contact us if you would like a competitive quote to handle your New Zealand payroll.

Get access to the NZ version of XERO while dealing with a New Zealand accountant based in Australia.

If you are looking for a NZ accountant familiar with XERO. Then you’ve come to the right place!

Naturally, as New Zealand accountants based in Australia, we can supply you with a version that’s made for New Zealand’s different GST periods and GST rates.

New To XERO – If you are new to XERO we can set a trial up for you at absolutely no cost to you. We’ll provide you with a fully functional working version of the New Zealand edition of XERO so you can see what a joy it is to work with.

Already Using XERO? – If you’re already using the Australian version of XERO then we can connect you to the New Zealand version allowing you to transact business on the one familiar system.

Using MYOB? – Have a chat to us about our cost effective conversion deals to transfer all of that MYOB data into XERO.

Through us you can access the New Zealand version of XERO for as little as $10 per month (including GST). To get started or to find out more, simply give us a call on 1300 791 600.

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NZ Tax Returns

We can register you for all relevant nz taxes and complete the tax returns for you to ensure you get everything you can.

NZ Business Specialists

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