Tax opinions and reviews of transactions (e.g. sale and purchase of business or property)
We offer formal opinions on a full range of income tax, GST and other tax matters - with a focus on SMEs. Our clear pragmatic advice will help you to understand the tax consequences of your business decisions and how changes to tax rules affect your business. Specific areas in which we assist our clients:
- Land transactions - income tax and GST treatment (incl. zero rating)
- GST on second-hand goods
- Structuring - including amalgamations / use of Look Through Companies
- Income tax on foreign investments
- GST on imported services
Cross-border tax issues (individuals and companies)
This area can involve New Zealanders working offshore or emigrating, non-residents coming to New Zealand to work, dealing with contractual matters with an offshore parent company or subsidiary. We have experience in all of these matters. Specific areas in which we can assist our clients:
- Tax residence (individuals and entities)
- Non-resident contractors - income tax / GST, registration and minimisation
- Non-resident withholding tax minimisation - royalties and dividends
- Transfer pricing reviews
- Tax planning for immigrants and migrants
Tax compliance reviews (FBT, GST, Income Tax)
A prudent risk management programme should include regular checks to ensure compliance with legislation. We can perform compliance health checks in targeted areas, whether on a tax specific or activity specific basis, or provide a business-wide tax compliance report with suggestions for process improvements.
IRD audit management
Our focus is to minimise the impact of an IRD audit in terms of tax liabilities, penalties and your time. The sooner an IRD dispute is finalised, the sooner you can focus on your business. We can also negotiate reductions in penalties and use of money interest and/or instalment arrangements.
Financial reporting - tax disclosures
The correct disclosure of tax in financial statements is essential for those entities with filing or group reporting requirements. We can assist clients to properly present and simplify their reporting and transition to reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards, ensuring that all relevant requirements are met.
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