The New Zealand Foreign Trust is an internationally recognized business vehicle, offering 0% New Zealand taxation on all foreign sourced incomes. NZFTs are an ideal solution for international businesses or wealthy individuals looking for an advantageous structure to expand their multinational operations or protecting assets.
Our New Zealand Foreign Trust formation services are some of the most cost-effective in the market, with prices starting from as low USD 500.
A New Zealand Foreign Trust is a legal arrangement between a non-resident Settlor, a non-resident Beneficiary, and New Zealand Resident Trustee. All three roles may be filled by an individual or a corporate body. While there may be any number of Trustees, at least one is required to be a New Zealand resident.
The New Zealand Foreign Trust is able to hold or trade properties, enter into contracts, or conduct any type of business. The NZFT’s scope activities are not restricted to New Zealand, and operations may be carried out in any jurisdiction around the world. The New Zealand Foreign Trust faces 0% taxation on foreign sourced incomes, and the Trust’s non-resident beneficiaries do not hold any New Zealand tax obligations for distributions derived from genuine offshore transactions.
Our products are tailored to the specific needs of the client and their requirements for the trust, whether it is a straightforward structure with a limited number of assets, or a multinational trading trust with affairs and holdings in multiple jurisdictions.
Depending on the customer’s circumstances, we can assist in all the steps involved with forming and operating a New Zealand Foreign Trust, including the entire New Zealand Foreign Trust formation process; administrating New Zealand Trustee companies for the client; taking on the role of the New Zealand Resident Trustee (if needed); and incorporating and providing all ongoing accounting and taxation services for the trust.
To begin registering a New Zealand Foreign Trust, please fill our and return our New Zealand Foreign Trust Registration Form, or use the contact form on the side to discuss your requirements with us. For further information on New Zealand Foreign Trusts, please see our informational brochures and publications.