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Scroll down for recent news articles and clips featuring specialists from our offices across New Zealand.  

'Head scratching' on navigating trust tax changes

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland head of tax Mike Rudd speaks to NBR about confusion and backtracking over trust tax guidance – NBR (paywalled), 21 February 24.

Don't put all your milk in one basket

Dairy farmers who fix prices now can go into next year's budget with real certainty about their costs, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Taranaki director Kylie Cronin – Dairy News, 20 February 24. 

New directors appointed at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway has appointed four new directors and a partner in January and February, paying off its investment in people. – NBR, 13 February 24.

Tough times for construction, but 'it's not a GFC situation'

This year has been a mixed bag for New Zealand construction businesses, but their challenges seem to be dissipating in Canterbury, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Christchurch Business Advisory and Specialist Services, director Dorian Crighton – Stuff, 20 August 23.  

Removal of commercial tax writeoffs – Labour makes another major U-turn

Labour’s intention to removal tax depreciation on commercial buildings so that it can fund the removal of GST from fruit and vegetables is a “politics over policy” decision, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland director Andrew Dickeson. – BusinessDesk (Paywalled), 14 August 23.

‘Boom-bust’ cycle more extreme in construction

The construction sector has led the field in insolvencies recently, and property development is now being affected, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland director Tony Maginness – BusinessDesk (paywalled), 11 August 23.

Baker Tilly global boss on messy partnerships and talent wars

Baker Tilly International CEO Francesca Lagerberg talks about a range of topical points including partnership models and the thriving tax, audit and business advisory service lines across our wider network. “Even in the most difficult times people need help to navigate the complexities of the world,” she says. “The more volatile the economic conditions, the more you need good help.” – NBR, 15 June 2023.

Is LinkedIn the new 'it' platform?

Gen Z are considered the fastest growing demographic on LinkedIn and will ultimately become its largest generation of consumers, so is LinkedIn the next ‘it’ platform? Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Taranaki marketing manager Sarah Ellem provides commentary – Idealog, 30 May 2023.

Bracket creep affecting 'Working for Families' outcomes   

New Zealand's Working for Families policy needs a rethink as part of a broader tax system overhaul, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland Head of Taxation Services director Mike Rudd – RNZ (4m43s), 29 May 2023.  

People planning for a year that is not business as usual

The impacts from Cyclone Gabrielle appear to be a dichotomy – those affected and those not. There is now potentially a third category – those presented with an opportunity in the rebuild, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Hawke's Bay Human Resources director Andrea Stevenson – The Profit, 25 May 2023. 

Bracket creep pushing Tax Freedom Day out

Bracket creep is to blame for New Zealanders’ Tax Freedom Day falling two days later this year, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland head of taxation services Mike Ruddstuff.co.nz, 22 May 2023.

We’re paying more tax than last year

While government expenditure has been increasing remarkably in some areas, those extra tax dollars don’t appear to be getting much more in terms of results, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Christchurch director Spencer Smith – BusinessDesk (paywalled), 13 May 2023. 

Bookkeepers 2023: the inevitable slowdown

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway NZ chair David Searle talks about response to our Auckland office's Working Offshore Policy – NBR, 04 May 2023.  

Bookkeepers 2023: All the quality firms have turned away work

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway NZ chair David Searle talks about industry-wide resource constraints and how all accounting and business advisory firms, Baker Tilly Staples Rodway included, are faring: “Strong growth for three years means we create really good opportunities for our people coming through. But we’ve had good opportunities that … we would have liked to have taken.” – NBR, 02 May 2023.

A broad tax on capital gains may drive away New Zealand's wealthiest

An Inland Revenue report released yesterday found the average earner is taxed at more than double the rate of New Zealand's wealthiest. Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland taxation director Andrew Dickeson suspects the Government will now look at introducing a broad tax on capital, but says it would risk running the rich out of New Zealand – NewstalkZB, 27 April 2023

Tax expert on IRD report into amount paid by NZ's richest

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland taxation director Andrew Dickeson speaks to RNZ about Inland Revenue’s new “high wealth individuals” report – RNZ, 27 April 2023.

Tax specialists warn over intricacies of capital gains tax

RNZ speaks to tax specialists, including Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland taxation director Andrew Dickeson, about issues raised within Inland Revenue’s new “high wealth individuals” report – RNZ, 27 April 2023.

Fair or not? Experts react to IRD wealth report

Inland Revenue’s new “high wealth individuals” report gives the Government ammunition to start a conversation around “improving fairness”, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland taxation director Andrew DickesonNBR (Paywalled), 27 April 2023.

How to make your meta land better

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Taranaki marketing manager Sarah Ellem explains why businesses shouldn’t exclusively rely on organic posts on Facebook and Instagram – Idealog, 26 April 2023.

Tough times ahead 

With a fraction too much friction in Aotearoa New Zealand workplaces, what should employers do when tolerance levels are frayed and tension is on the rise? Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Hawke's Bay director Andrea Stevenson and associate Kerry Tattersall offer their thoughts. Build magazine, issue 185 (page 84), 1 April 2023.  

Meet Kerry, HR Professional of the Year for 2023

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Hawke's Bay associate Kerry Tattersall is a Jill of all trades and master of plenty. Here, the employment relations/HR consultant and licensed private investigator talks about her background and receiving the HR Professional of the Year award – HRNZ, 27 March 2023

Boost your bottom line by leading from the middle

How can you make your employees happier and more productive? It might be as simple as changing your approach to leadership, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Hawke’s Bay associate Kerry Tattersallstuff.co.nz, 08 March 2023.

Leading through lean times – managers need more support now

When a recession is in the forecast, it's natural to look for areas to cut costs. But if you're already running on a skeleton crew after years of skills shortages, doing away with corporate away-days and learning and development training could actually be counterproductive. Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Hawke's Bay HR Director Andrea Stevenson discusses why investing in your management team makes business sense – NBR (paywalled), 4 March 2023

Lending a hand to new cancer centre

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Christchurch director Dorian Crighton talks about why the firm has sponsored a room at the Cancer Society's new care facility, which is now under construction (interview from 1m15s) The Breeze Christchurch, 13 February 2023    

Twelve Days of Kiwiana Christmas: The cost-of-living edition

We calculate the cost of giving your true love a very Kiwi festive season if they live in Australia – NZ Herald, 25 December 2022

Foreign investment funds: Time to ask questions of IRD

Owners of foreign shares have received an early but rather unwelcome Christmas present this year with Inland Revenue taking a new stance on how foreign shares are taxed, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland Taxation Services director Mike Rudd – NBR (paywalled), 18 December 2022

Key steps small firms can take to keep their heads above water

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Christchurch director Dorian Crighton covers some of the key things small business owners can do to get in good shape for 2023BusinessDesk, 14 December 2022

NZ business needs to look to Japan for opportunities

There are big two-way trading and partnership opportunities between New Zealand and Japan, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland’s Team Japan director, Annette AzumaNew Zealand Herald (paywalled), 12 December 2022

Lower tax rates may boost foreign investment

Embracing more foreign investment by removing tax barriers could pay off in the long term, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Wellington Business Advisory & Taxation Services partner Matt Bonner  RNZ, 12 December 2022  

Bolster your small business for problematic times ahead

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Christchurch director Dorian Crighton explains how businesses can prepare for upcoming challenges in 2023 – NBR (paywalled), 10 December 2022

Clients thinking outside the box

Reusing empty shipping containers brought growth opportunities for Auckland firm MatchBox Exchange, says Baker Tillys Staples Rodway Auckland Taxation Services director Andrew Dickeson – FTD Mag, pages 24-25, December 2022 - January 2023

NZ Tiny Homes has gone into liquidation

It was too early to tell how much trade creditors were owed or what the estimated deficiency would be to those who were owed money, said Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland Specialist Services directors Tony Maginness and Jared Booth – New Zealand Herald (paywalled), 23 November 2022 

Small businesses face increasing compliance pressures

Large corporates are required to report on their carbon footprint and this pressures often gets pushed down to their SMB suppliers, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Christchurch Business Advisory and Specialist Services director Dorian Crighton (interview from 1m19s to 2m20s) – RNZ, 22 November 2022

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