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Request a 'no objection' letter for the Companies Office

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Part of the process for removing your company is giving the Companies Register a 'no objection' letter from us. This letter from us tells the Companies Office that we have no objection to your company being removed from the Companies Register.

Draft a letter

Include the following in your letter:

  • Your company’s IRD number.
  • The date you'll close your company.
  • The reason you’re closing your company.
  • Which years the final returns will be filed for, and when they'll be filed if not already.
  • Whether your company has any outstanding returns or debts with us and what's being done about them.
  • Whether you’ve distributed assets to shareholders, directors, general or limited partners or any other person or entity for less than market value including debt forgiveness. We’ll need the relevant details.
  • What company assets there are and what'll happen to them.
  • A copy of the profit and loss account and the balance sheet up to the date of closure.
  • The name and contact details for any further queries.
  • Any other information you think is relevant.

Post your letter to us

Make a copy and post your letter to:

Inland Revenue
PO Box 39010
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045

 

What happens next

We’ll send you a written reply. If it’s our ‘no objection’ letter, you can start the procedure to get your company taken off the Companies Register.