International tax

International tax

International tax is constantly changing and compliance obligations are ever-increasing, but our tax experts will support you in New Zealand and around the globe.

Our team includes specialists in dealing with other countries, and access to the global Baker Tilly network. We proactively manages cross-border tax regulations and activities, supporting you to make the best decisions, whatever country you’re operating in.

Our services include:

  • Inbound and outbound tax structuring, reducing or eliminating double taxation in New Zealand and offshore.
  • New Zealand Companies Office: act as the registered office, secretarial services, maintain statutory minutes, resolutions, New Zealand resident director etc.
  • Preparation of transfer pricing documentation and Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with New Zealand's Inland Revenue.
  • Assistance with thin capitalisation rules.
  • International tax expertise and country specialists: in particular with our colleagues in Australia, United States of America, United Kingdom, Singapore, France and Japan.
  • Tax advise and compliance for immigrants to New Zealand and high wealth individuals, and advise on transitional residency.
  • GST on imports, non-resident GST refunds, and contractual arrangements.
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