New Companies Register fees from 1 July 2017

Last year, the Government approved changes to some Companies Office fees, along with changes to levies to fund the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and External Reporting Board (XRB).

The last time these fees and levies were amended was on 1 August 2012.

The new Companies Office fees apply from 1 July 2017. These changes:

  • better reflect the cost of providing our services
  • provide adequate funding for the FMA and XRB to undertake their functions
  • affect fees and levies for the Companies Register, the Financial Service Providers Register, Personal Property Securities Register, and the Disclose Register.
ServiceCompanies Office feeFMA levy*XRB levyTotal excl GSTGSTTotal incl GST
Company name reservation - existing $8.89 N/A N/A $8.89 $1.33 $10.22
Company name reservation - from 1 July $10.00 N/A N/A $10.00 $1.50 $11.50
Company incorporation - existing $113.04 $8.70 $8.70 $130.44 $19.56 $150.00
Company incorporation - from 1 July $90.00 $9.00 $6.00 $105.00 $15.75 $120.75
Company annual return - existing $21.74 $8.70 $8.70 $39.14 $5.86 $45.00
Company annual return - from 1 July $21.00 $9.00 $6.00 $36.00 $5.40 $41.40
Company annual return (API) - from 1 July $18.00** $9.00 $6.00 $33.00 $4.95 $37.95
Company amalgamation - existing $266.67 N/A N/A $266.67 $40.00 $306.67
Company amalgamation - from 1 July $350.00 N/A N/A $350.00 $52.50 $402.50
Company restoration - existing $177.78 N/A N/A $177.78 $26.67 $204.45
Company restoration - from 1 July $150.00 N/A N/A $150.00 $22.50 $172.50
Financial statement filing - existing $222.22 N/A N/A $222.22 $33.33 $255.55
Financial statement filing - from 1 July under FRA $175.00 N/A N/A $175.00 $26.25 $201.25
Financial statement filing - from 1 July under FMC $175.00 $48.00 N/A $223.00 $33.45 $256.45

Notes

* The FMA levies have been increased to help fund the FMA to maintain a well-regulated business environment for New Zealanders. The FMA was established in 2011 and is New Zealand’s primary financial markets regulator. Since then, its regulatory responsibilities have significantly expanded, largely due to the overhaul of New Zealand’s securities law.

** If you file an annual return using our API, the Companies Office portion of the new fee will be $18, as opposed to $21 if you use our website.

Please contact us if you have any questions about these fee changes.

 

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