Claire Dilks

Tax, Associate Director, Auckland

Claire enjoys working in partnership with her clients to find practical tax solutions in a commercial environment, taking complex tax concepts and communicating these to her clients in an accessible way.

Claire started her tax career in the UK and comes to Baker Tilly Staples Rodway from EY; she has over 15 years corporate tax experience in New Zealand, including a 2 year secondment to Australia.

Claire has experience across a wide range of industries including retirement, aged care, property, banking, finance and charities. Her particular interests include financial arrangements, land transactions, charity tax and compliance, international tax, structure consulting, tax effect accounting, Inland Revenue liaison and dispute management.

Specialist areas

  • Partnership with corporate clients providing cost-effective, efficient, practical and commercial tax advice
  • Straight-forward communication of complex concepts
  • Risk management
  • Tax technical due diligence (vendor or purchaser)
  • International and domestic structure advice
  • International withholding tax and investment consulting
  • Tax effect accounting advice and corporate tax compliance
  • IRD liaison and dispute management

Industry experience

  • Retirement village and aged care facility operators
  • Property
  • Banking and finance
  • Charities

Memberships & qualifications

  • Llb (hons) University of Central England, Birmingham
  • Post graduate diploma in Legal Studies
  • EY Darden Programme (University of Virginia Darden Business School), 2015