Paying for Annual Return Filing Fees

Users of Connectworks receive a discount on the annual return filing fee charged by the New Zealand Companies Office (NZCO) for all returns filed via our NZCO API connection. The standard fee for filing annual returns is $41.40, but if you file via Connectworks the fee will be just $37.95.

To be able to e-file through Connectworks, you need to have a valid RealMe login, be registered with NZCO as an authorised agent for the company, and have a direct debit authority enabled on all RealMe account that will be used for filing.

NZCO will then continue to invoice you directly, as per their standard processes, for any returns filed via Connectworks. If you have completed the "Client Reference / Matter Number" field for each client in Connectworks, this will be displayed on the invoice from the Companies Office.