Applying to deregister a limited partnership
How to remove your limited partnership from the register
If your limited partnership has ceased doing business, you can apply to the Registrar to deregister the limited partnership and have it removed from the register.
Forms and documents you'll need to provide
A completed form to request deregistration
To remove a limited partnership from the register, the general partner, limited partner, or any other person permitted by the partnership agreement is required to complete, and upload, form LP8. This form must be signed by the applicant.
Written notice from the Commissioner of Inland Revenue
Your request must also be accompanied by written notice from the Commissioner of Inland Revenue stating that the Commissioner has no objection to the limited partnership being deregistered.
Authority to apply for deregistration
To upload form LP8 (along with any supporting information) and apply for deregistration, you must have:
- a RealMe® login
- an online services account with the Limited Partnerships Registers
- confirmed your authority to manage information on behalf of the limited partnership.
How to apply for deregistration
- Log in to your online services account.
- On the dashboard, select the limited partnership you wish to deregister from your 'My Businesses' list.
- From the menu, select 'Maintain Limited Partnership' and click 'Request to Deregister'.
- Upload your completed application to deregister a limited partnership (Form LP8).
- Upload letter from Inland Revenue.
- Upload any supporting documents and click 'Submit'.
What happens next
The Registrar must give public notice of intention to deregister a limited partnership
The Registrar is required to give public notice of the intended deregistration, and provide a period of 20 working days for any objections to be made by the public. The notice is published on the Companies Office website and the New Zealand Gazette.
The applicant is sent a letter when they lodge their documents confirming the date the Registrar will give public notice of their intention to deregister the limited partnership from the register.
Wait 20 working days to allow for any objections
Once the notice has been published, the public has 20 working days to object to the removal of the limited partnership. Anyone can object during this time, as long as their objection is for a reason defined under section 321 of the Companies Act 1993.
Remove the limited partnership from the register
If we've received no objection after 20 working days, the limited partnership will be removed from the register as soon as possible (generally the next working day).