If your business is a registered company, a law change means you must have a director who lives in New Zealand – or who lives in Australia and is a director of an Australian registered company – by 28 October.

You’ll also need to provide some extra information about directors and any ultimate holding company with your next annual return.

Make sure you’re sorted by following this quick and easy checklist:

2015_SEP_NZ_TAX - Checklist: Companies Amendment Act changes

Companies Amendment Act

Compliance Checklist

By 28 October 2015 make sure:

  • your company has at least one director who:
    • lives in New Zealand; or
    • lives in Australia and is a director of an Australian registered company. You’ll be asked for the Australian company’s name, address and Australian Company Number (ACN).
      (Note: if your company has more than one director living in Australia and they are a director of an Australian registered company, each director will be required to provide the details of an Australian company that they are a director of).
  • you provide the following details of any ultimate holding company (if applicable):
    • name of the ultimate holding company
    • its registration number or code (if any)
    • its country of registration
    • its registered office.

Contact us if you have any queries.