We've made filing your New Zealand Companies Office Annual Returns quick and hassle-free all from the comfort of your Orchestra portal.
This is currently a beta feature and is available to companies that are in live mode. Contact us if you are ready to file now and you're unable to access this feature.
New Zealand Co-operative companies require an additional document (Special Resolution by Directors) when they submit their Annual Return. Please contact us if you're an NZ Co-operative Company and you'd like to submit.
Does it cost to file my Annual Return through Orchestra?
Filing your Annual Return from Orchestra is free for any company on a paid Orchestra subscription. Please note that you will still be charged to file your Annual Return if you choose to file it through the Companies Office website.
Where do I submit my Annual Return?
To begin your Annual Return, your company must be connected to the New Zealand Companies Office API. If this is not set up, the Orchestra team can help you out with this. Once your company has been set up, you'll be able to find your annual return in your company admin menu:
Reviewing my Annual Return information
Orchestra provides you with an overview of key pieces of information before you are able to submit your company Annual Return. Please check these details are accurate and amend any changes before submitting.
- Company addresses - Make amendments to your registered office address, address for service and address for communication via the NZ Companies Office website.
- Ultimate holding company – Make amendments to ultimate holding company via the NZ Companies Office website.
- Directors – Director support is coming to Orchestra in 2021, make amendments to your company Directors via the NZ Companies Office website.
- Shareholders – To make changes to shareholder details or shareholdings, visit the Share Register section in Orchestra.
Submitting my Annual Return
Finally, before you're able to file your Annual Return you must confirm a statement that the details listed are correct and accurate, and you must make a declaration of your designation within the company.
Once you click on the submit button, Orchestra will queue your filing to be processed with the Companies Office. This takes less than a minute to process.
Orchestra is aware that the NZ Companies Office is experiencing an issue with the filing of Annual Returns. If you submit your Annual Return successfully and the 'Last filed' date doesn't update to the current month and year, please contact us.