All About Company Incorporation In New Zealand

  1. A New Zealand LLC can be setup within a week with a minimum paid up share capital of US$1;
  2. Healy Consultants is experienced in helping Clients setup the company without having them to travel for formalities;
  3. Only one shareholder and one director are required for incorporation. They can be of any nationality;
  4. New Zealand company laws permit 100% foreign ownership and allows entrepreneurs to venture in any economic sector of New Zealand;
  5. Corporate tax rate for a New Zealand company formation is a flat 28% on profits;
  6. A local subsidiary of a foreign firm is taxed only on its NZ resident income while a local New Zealand company formation is taxed on its worldwide income;
  7. Offshore companies and an offshore Financial Service Provider (FSP) are legally tax exempt in New Zealand; 
  8. GST (Goods and Services Tax) or VAT is set at 10%;
  9. New Zealandcompanies are subject to removal of tariffs on 99% of exports from the country to ASEAN countries;
  10. The government does not levy any capital tax or stamp duties on resident firms;
  11. Repatriation of capital and profits is easy since there are no exchange controls in New Zealand;
  12. Personal taxes are progressive and lie between 10.5% to 33% on annual earning;
  13. New Zealand has a number of Free Trade agreements with countries like China and Australia. This facilitates resident companies to access these large consumer demand-driven markets;
  14. New Zealand has consistently been ranked the least corrupt country and hence the foreign entrepreneurs can depend on the local laws to resolve all business disputes legitimately;
  15. A New Zealand company must pay Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) on all benefits provided to employees.


Aidan Healy

Business Owner

Healy Consultants
Suite 5028, 24B Moorefield Rd,
Johnsonville, Wellington 6037
New Zealand

Tel: (+64) 4831 8737