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Business Formation Service

Afirmo’s business formation service includes everything to make your business official. Select a business structure you need to start, run, and scale your business with confidence.

Starting from $50 NZD (plus GST)

Business formation is the first step in your business journey

Afirmo’s business formation service will make your self-employment status official in no time.

Deciding what business structure is right for you sets the legal foundation for your business, determining it’s legal status, how it will be taxed, and the level of legal liability for you, the business owner.

With Afirmo’s Business Formation Service you will:

Save Time

Set up your business entity faster than anywhere else on the internet, saving you time and energy

Easily create your business entity

With a few clicks officially create sole traders, partnerships and NZ limited liability companies

Store Documents

Your important business documentation can be stored on your Afirmo account’s online Document Vault, and you can access them anywhere, any time

Qualify for free business benefits

Business Formation Service customers qualify for free Afirmo Set Up Checklist and a Free 90 day trial of the Afirmo Scale up service

Save Money

Afirmo’s Business Formation Service is affordable and designed to ensure you get the best value and the best business entity fit for your business

Have peace of mind

Getting your business structure in place and right first time in crucial, and Afirmo provides you with the peace of mind this is done once and to the highest standard

Need help choosing your business structure?

Sole Trader

$50 one-off fee

Ensures simplicity and control

Company (LLC)

$270 one-off fee

Provides personal asset protection and creates credibility with customers and investors

Partnership

$100 one-off fee

You share the responsibility, management, profits and risk with a business partner.

A sole trader structure is the simplest and most common form of business entity in New Zealand. It offers complete control over decision-making and operations, making it an ideal choice for solo entrepreneurs. As a sole trader, you have the freedom to make decisions quickly and adapt to market changes effectively. Moreover, establishing yourself as a sole trader is relatively straightforward, requiring minimal legal formalities and lower compliance costs.

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Forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) for your small business in New Zealand brings several advantages. Firstly, an LLC provides personal asset protection by separating your personal finances from your business liabilities. This means that in the event of business-related debts or legal issues, your personal assets are shielded from potential risks. Additionally, an LLC structure enhances your credibility among customers, suppliers, and investors, as it reflects a level of professionalism and commitment to long-term success.

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If you decide to embark on a business venture with one or more partners, establishing a partnership structure is worth considering. A partnership allows for shared responsibilities, expertise, and resources among partners. It allows you to combine complementary skills, experiences, and networks to drive business growth. Moreover, partnerships provide a flexible framework for businesses that thrive on collaboration and collective decision-making. Similar to sole traders, partnerships offer simplicity in terms of formation and management, with lower compliance costs compared to companies.  Partnerships in NZ are required to pay tax on profits, GST depending on annual earnings, and Income Tax.

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Need help choosing your business structure?

Sole Trader

$50 one-off fee

Ensures simplicity and control

Company (LLC)

$270 one-off fee

Provides personal asset protection and creates credibility with customers and investors

Partnership

$100 one-off fee

You share the responsibility, management, profits and risk with a business partner.

  • Simplest and most common form of business entity in New Zealand
  • Offers complete control over decision-making and operations
  • Is relatively straightforward, requiring minimal legal formalities and lower compliance costs.

+ Comes with access to our Set Up Checklist and a Free 90 day trial of the Afirmo Scale up service

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  • An LLC provides personal asset protection by separating your personal finances from your business liabilities.
  • In the event of business-related debts or legal issues, your personal assets are shielded from potential risks.
  • An LLC structure enhances your credibility among customers, suppliers, and investors. 

+ Comes with access to our Set Up Checklist and a Free 90 day trial of the Afirmo Scale up service

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  • A partnership allows for shared responsibilities, expertise, and resources among partners.
  • It allows you to combine complementary skills, experiences, and networks to drive business growth.
  • Partnerships offer simplicity in terms of formation and management, with lower compliance costs compared to companies. 

+ Comes with access to our Set Up Checklist and a Free 90 day trial of the Afirmo Scale up service

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Get your business entity right first time:

If you want to start a business without Afirmo as part of the business formation process, you need to select your business structure – sole trader, partnership or limited liability company, and then depending on the structure you choose you need to register the business with the relevant government authorities.

Starting a business using Afirmo relieves you of the time required to sort this administration out on your own – and we ensure you get the best business entity fit for your business.

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Spare yourself the countless hours of online research – remember, time equates to money. With just a few clicks, your business can be officially established, and cost effectively.

Further, all your crucial documents will be securely stored in your personal document vault, ready for access anytime, anywhere.

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The Afirmo Business Formation Service includes:

Sole Trader Set Up

$50+GST one-off fee

Business Profile Set Up

GST Registration Application

NZBN Number Application

Afirmo Set Up Certificate

Bank Account Application

Expert Support

INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE

Set Up Checklist – Launch your business instantly

90 days of FREE access to the
IGNITE Scale Up Plan

Partnership Set Up

$100+GST one-off fee

Business Profile Set Up

Partnership Agreement

IRD Number Application

GST Registration Application

NZBN Number Application

Afirmo Set Up Certificate

Bank Account Application

Expert Support

INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE

Set Up Checklist – Launch your business instantly

90 days of FREE access to the
IGNITE Scale Up Plan

NZ Company Formation

$270+GST one-off fee

Business Profile Set Up

Company Name Reservation

Director Consent Form(s)

Shareholder Consent Form(s)

Companies Office Registration

IRD Number Application

GST Registration Application

NZBN Number Application

Certificate of incorporation

Bank Account Application

Expert Support

INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE

Set Up Checklist – Launch your business instantly

90 days of FREE access to the
IGNITE Scale Up Plan

Starting a company from overseas? We can help with that too! Afirmo offers additional services including New Zealand-based nominee directors, a New Zealand office address and support with your legal documentation.

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Ready to get your business formation sorted?

Ensure you have the following information handy, then click get started below.

🚀 Identification In the form of a driver’s license or passport.

🚀 Bank details

🚀 The business name you’d like to register. This can be different from your trading name! If you’re not sure what the difference is please reach out to us on the live chat.

🚀 The names and details of your directors and shareholders (for a company) or partners (if you’re setting up a partnership)

🚀 Your IRD number (if you’re setting up as a sole trader)

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