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Frequently asked questions

Our most frequent questions:

1. Who can form a company in New Zealand?
Anybody can form a company in New Zealand provided they are over 18 years of age and are not an undischarged bankrupt.
2. Can I form a company in New Zealand if I live overseas?
3. Can I form a company with one person?
4. How much does it cost?
Prices start at $399 including government charges and GST. 
5. How long does it take to form a company?
Using our easy online application it takes as little 5 minutes to apply.
Need your company formed in a hurry? Choose our expedited service and enjoy priority company formation and your company will be registered as soon as possible. 
6. What do I need to form a company?
1. A name for your company
2. At least one director and one shareholder (this can be the same person)
3. Certified copy of your passport, birth certificate, or driver's licence
4. A physical address in New Zealand
If you do not have a physical address in New Zealand, Company Formation Specialists Limited can be your registered office and store your company documents (fees apply).
7. Does my new company need an IRD or GST number?
IRD number
All companies require an IRD number. We can apply for an IRD number at the same time we form your company.
GST registration

You must register for GST if you carry out a taxable activity and if your turnover:
         - was over $60,000 for the last 12 months, or
         - is expected to go over $60,000 for the next 12 months, or
         - was less than $60,000, but you include GST in your prices

You can choose to register for GST even if your annual turnover it less than $60,000. This is referred to as voluntary registration. 
8. Are new companies required to have a constitution?
If you choose to have a constitution, we can provide one for a small fee.
9. What is a look-through company (LTC)?
A look-through company (LTC) is a new tax entity that enables shareholders to offset the company's losses against their other income.
We can register your new company as a look-through company for a small fee.