Sybrand joined Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Tauranga in 2013 as a senior tax manager having spent two years with Baker Tilly Staples Rodway in Christchurch. Sybrand enjoys advising a large range of clients. He also advises accounting and law firms in need of specialist tax advice, and a number of charitable organisations.
Sybrand was appointed a Director of the firm in February 2020.
Sybrand's prior roles include: Four years with big 4 accounting practices (including 2 years spent in the Channel Islands, UK); Three years with Christchurch law firms specialising in taxation; and Three years as a policy analyst advising the Government on Tax Policy working for the Inland Revenue Department.
Areas where Sybrand can help you include:
International tax issues - in-bound and out-bound investment, including foreign investment funds, foreign superannuation, controlled foreign companies, interpretation of tax treaties, and the application of non-resident withholding tax;
Tax issues that arise from individuals migrating to or from New Zealand;
General business tax issues;
Goods and Services Tax issues - especially issues with buying and selling land;
Look through companies or LTCs - technical tax opinions and advice; and
Tax policy assistance - having worked in IRD Policy, Sybrand understands how to lobby on his clients' behalf.
Memberships & qualifications
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand
Bachelor of Commerce and LLB from the University of Canterbury
Master of Laws (LLM) with first class honours - Victoria University of Wellington
Past member of the New Zealand Law Society Taxation Committee
Advanced Diploma in International Taxation - Chartered Institute of Taxation UK