Law changes to help companies comply with their rules CWP 2

CWP 2 Legislation passed on 15 May 2020 gives companies relief from certain obligations in their rules that they may not be able to fulfil due to COVID-19. It also enables them to make use of electronic means (including electronic voting and the use of electronic signatures) when their constitution or rules wouldn't normally permit this.

Keeping director details up to date

The name, address and appointment status of your company directors must be kept up to date on the Companies Register.

Filing your annual return

Your annual return, which includes your address, and details of directors and shareholders, must be updated on the Companies Register every year.

Removing a company

When you apply to remove your company from the Companies Register, our guide can help you complete the process.

News and notices

Safe harbour for company directors to expire

Company directors are reminded that the temporary ‘safe harbour’ from their insolvency-related duties will expire on 30 September 2020 as planned.

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Companies Office fees and levies are changing

Annual return and company registration fees paid after 1 September 2020 will include an insolvency practitioner regulatory regime levy.

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We’re accepting ‘remote’ declarations during COVID-19

In response to the need for physical distancing during COVID-19, the Companies Office will, as a temporary measure, accept statutory declarations that meet the requirements of the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957 but are taken by alternative means.

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