What is a special purpose company?

A company can have its constitution or internal operating rules state that it has been created for a specific purpose. ASIC allows the following special purposes to be nominated for a company to entitle it to a lower annual fee:

Requirements for a special purpose company

A special purpose company must have a constitution that satisfies the appropriate requirements under Regulation 3, Corporations (Review Fees) Regulations 2003 and have signed a declaration of special purpose. Each type of special purpose has its own requirements for the constitution and for the declaration.

If you wish to register a special purpose company make sure that the provider is offering a compliant solution. Most will let you nominate a special purpose but not provide you with the relevant declaration and constitution.

eCompanies has a compliant special purpose Superannuation Corporate Trustee offering.

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