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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News

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:

28 Jun 2022

Here’s what to factor in for your on-farm budget

Two weeks ago, we wrote about the importance of agriculturalists knowing their financial position, ready for what could be a bumpy ride through the 2023 season.

23 Jun 2022

Team touts the benefits of using the right software

It’s an age-old issue – a business purchases software and it isn’t right for the job. Staff throw up their hands in dismay as everyone grapples with a tool that is a help on some levels and a hindrance on others.

21 Jun 2022

Good brand design helps bring business success

You may wonder how people who “just make pictures in Photoshop” can affect your bottom line… well, read on.

16 Jun 2022

Planning is a key buffer against rising farm costs

After a good 2021 season, rising costs are beginning to hit those in agriculture and it’s time to start planning because the 2023 season could be bumpy.

14 Jun 2022

Reducing staff angst over returning to the office

Organisations have been considering how to return their employees to the office without alienating them or causing undue anxiety. Flexibility is a key retention strategy in the time of “the Great Resignation” but how do you balance this with “business as usual” back in the office? 

10 Jun 2022

Trust rules keep focus on high-wealth Kiwis

Are you considered well-off or a high earner by average standards? Then you’ve probably felt the effects of government initiatives focused on ensuring the wealthy pay their “fair share”. Now it’s turned its gaze to trusts, with the implementation of new reporting requirements.

08 Jun 2022

Trusts will wear burden of new compliance costs

If you’re one of the many people who set up a family trust to protect your assets, by now you’ll likely be aware that the government has put a spotlight on trusts.

31 May 2022

Government looks inside use and wealth of trusts

Last month the Government brought in new annual reporting requirements for domestic trusts. It wants a better understanding of how trusts are used and what wealth they hold, so Inland Revenue has introduced two sets of reporting requirements.

26 May 2022

Have we learned any recruitment lessons yet?

Many businesses seemingly have not changed their approach to recruiting talent, despite the almost constant noise from all industries about how hard it is to find the people their businesses need to grow and succeed.  Are we really going through the same old motions expecting a different result?

23 May 2022

Dorian Crighton – director profile

Christchurch director Dorian Crighton tells us a bit about himself and gives his thoughts on the New Zealand business landscape and challenges in 2022.

18 May 2022

Budget 2022 - our analysis

Our tax experts summarise and give their opinion on the main points of the Labour Government’s 2022 Budget.

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