From 1 May 2015 new registration requirements come into force for applications to incorporate a New Zealand Limited Liability company. All New Zealand incorporated companies must have at least one director who lives in New Zealand or who lives in Australia and is a director of an Australian incorporated company. Existing companies on the companies register will have 180 days to comply with these New Zealand ‘resident director’ requirements. In addition, all directors must provide their place and date of birth and all companies must supply their ultimate holding company details (if applicable).
Being the proactive accountants as we like to be, we have sent a letter out to all our companies advising them of the above. If you file your own Annual Return with the Companies Office, then you will have to supply them with the above information or risk your company being de-registered.