Deregistration and Voluntary Winding Up

In Show 086 – Deregistration and Voluntary Winding Up originally broadcast on Facebook Live on Monday 30 April 2018 we explore this interesting topic.

Show Notes

On Fast Fix Monday today we are talking about deregistering your company and members wind-up.

As your company comes to the end of it’s lifecycle you may want to consider deregistration.  Companies cost money to keep in operation so one option is to simply deregister it.  There is an ASIC form that you have to submit to start this process.  All the members of the company have to sign-off on the deregistration.  The company cannot be currently carrying out any business and can’t owe any debts.  It also has to have assets that are worth less than $1000.  All penalties and fees have to have been paid.  The business can’t be involved in any legal proceedings.

Liquidation is usually associated with a company in financial difficulty.  But that’s not always the case.  A members voluntary liquidation is something different.  If the business is solvent a liquidator can still be appointed to sell-off the companies assets.  There isn’t a one size fits all solution to this.  If you are thinking about using this to wind-up the company you need to consult your advisers first.  There are some tax benefits to doing this.  But it is more difficult to re-register a company that has been subject to a voluntary liquidation.

More about this Show

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