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For companies - An overview



A step-by-step guide to registering your company. By setting up and registering a company you are creating a legal entity for which you are responsible.
Your duties as a company officeholder include notifying us of changes to your company and reviewing your annual statement.

You can also appoint a registered agent to act on your company's behalf.
Steps you can take to voluntarily deregister a company including winding up a solvent company.

We can also deregister a company in certain circumstances. Once the company is deregistered we control any assets it may still have.

You can apply to have a company reinstated to the register.
Check and change company details online
About the fees we charge and how to pay them
Compliance programs aimed at ensuring companies, schemes and various individuals and entities meet their obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act).
Which companies have to lodge financial reports

What makes up these financial reports

Relief
How to raise funds in Australia.

Lodging prospectuses and other disclosure documents.
Releases and resources on takeovers.
An insolvent company is one that is unable to pay all its debts when they fall due for payment.

There are serious penalties for allowing your company to trade while insolvent.

If your company is in financial difficulty, you should seek independent advice on your duties and the options available.
Registered agents act as intermediaries between ASIC and Australian companies to help companies meet their lodgement obligations.

A registered agent does not operate on our behalf but instead operates on behalf of companies.
Some obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 do not apply to companies and registered bodies registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for Profits Commission (ACNC).
On Monday 30 January 2012 the Charges Register was transferred to the Personal Property Securities (PPS) Register.

Some charges not transferred to the PPS Register.
How to lodge with ASIC



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