Our team of tax experts will help you mitigate risk, comply with rules, and maximise tax efficiencies, whatever your situation.

In an increasingly complex world, our tax specialists provide trusted advice that’s fit-for-purpose. We ensure your structures are optimised for tax-efficiency, while mitigating risks, and making you aware of tax requirements in a timely manner so there’s no surprises. At Baker Tilly Staples Rodway, we’ll support your project and team whether it’s a startup, established business, multinational enterprise, property development, or family business.

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Payroll compliance, share schemes, motor vehicle tax, global secondment, employee benefits

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Cross-border structuring, transfer pricing, GST, company set-up, immigration

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Do you qualify for a 15% tax credit on research and development?

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We analyse the big picture: structure, succession planning, strategy

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Acquisitions, mergers, due diligence and tax on exit

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Recent articles

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18 May 2023

2023 Budget: Trustee tax rate will increase to 39%

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has released his sixth budget. The government had indicated there would be no real surprises in today’s budget and Robertson has not disappointed. We highlight the key items for business.

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15 May 2023

Kiwis short-changed by wasteful tax spend

Normally, tax policy isn’t a topic the average Kiwi talks about. But over the past month it appears that everyday New Zealanders have been vigorously debating our tax settings.

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12 May 2023

Yes, you can have your PIE and eat it too

Do you have spare cash that you’re contemplating locking into a term investment to generate some interest income?  You should consider the benefits of a PIE Fund, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland Business Advisory Services senior manager Sonia Gaskin.

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10 May 2023

Tax Talk | Tax relief for flood-hit businesses

The government has announced tax relief for North Island businesses hit by flood damage. The relief comes in the form of a deferral of tax on insurance receipts, allowing time for the business to rebuild or purchase replacement assets.

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28 Feb 2023

Tax Talk | 31 March 2023 Tax Planning Checklist

With 31 March approaching, it is the ideal time to consider tax issues and, where available, planning opportunities. Key matters are outlined below.

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01 Dec 2022

Tax Talk | Recent Inland Revenue Updates

The changing interest rate environment has seen Inland Revenue needing to act, with both the FBT interest and Use Of Money Interest rates increasing.  In addition, IR has updated commentary on payments to private schools, charities and buildings, all of which have broad interest.

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27 Sep 2022

The importance of paying tax as prescribed in NZ

Tax evasion is a criminal offence in New Zealand, and the charges carry a maximum sentence of five years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $50,000.

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19 Sep 2022

Tax Talk | Pros and cons in proposed Taxation Bill

The Minister of Revenue recently introduced the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2022–23, Platform Economy, and Remedial Matters) Bill (No 2) into Parliament.

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08 Sep 2022

Your business benefits from tax pooling in NZ

Taranaki Business Advisory Associate Kylie Cronin is a huge fan of tax pooling. Here, she explains the benefits.

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25 Aug 2022

Which business expenses are tax deductible?

From the internet to repairing your motor vehicles, claiming deductible business expenses can add up at the end of the financial year. Are you up to date with what you’re entitled to? Baker Tilly Staples Rodway director Kylie Hollard talks about what’s covered.

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18 Aug 2022

Tax considerations for the current crypto winter

Market conditions can change quickly in the world of crypto. Indeed, it doesn’t seem long ago that people were asking “how high can Bitcoin go?” and considering the extent that altcoins would “go along for the ride”.

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30 Jun 2022

Tax Talk | Rates revamp for the 2022 income year

Inland Revenue has recently published various updated standard rates, and we outline these below:

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