Tax & transactions

Tax is a key consideration for all transactions, whether at the start of the business life or the end. We can assist in all matters arising from transactions.

Acquisition & mergers

  • Tax due diligence – identify whether your target business has any hidden tax obligations.
  • Pre-acquisition tax optimisation; including debt/equity mix, repatriation, and optimising tax carrying values.
  • Assistance with system integration for high quality tax reporting.

Exit strategy

  • Preparing your business for succession or sale.
  • Purpose built ownership structures to protect capital and income flowing from business sales.
  • Assistance with sale documentation and the settlement process.

Land transactions

  • The taxation of land transactions is a minefield and can involve significant sums, whether it is a suburban subdivision or major redevelopment.
  • We have expertise in analysing transactions, recommending changes to initial plans to provide the best results, and working with clients to ensure correct implementation.
  • We can assist with obtaining Binding Rulings on land transactions if appropriate or, if you find yourself being asked questions by Inland Revenue, can assist with obtaining the best possible outcome.
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News

27 Jul 2020

The Government Business Finance Guarantee Scheme - at the coalface

The Business Finance Guarantee Scheme was effective from 1 April, introduced in response to the COVID-19...

15 Jul 2020

Tax Talk | COVID-19 Further Measures and Property Tax Announcements

The last few weeks has seen a further flurry of activity with the extension of the small business cashflow...

16 Jun 2020

Tax Talk | A host of new tax measures – both COVID-19 and ‘normal’

New tax payment deferrals, extra time to write-off bad debts, feasibility cost deductions, further tax...

14 May 2020

Budget 2020 - cashing in the chips

Cashing in the ChipsMinister of Finance Grant Robertson presented a budget in an environment that any...

05 May 2020

Tax Talk | Loss carry back rules, small business loans and other relief

Last Thursday the government passed legislation to enable taxpayers to carry back losses to the immediately...

15 Apr 2020

Tax Talk | More tax changes to support business

The government has announced an additional package to support businesses dealing with the economic effects...

06 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Government announces essential workers leave scheme

On 2 April, the government announced an essential workers leave scheme. Broadly, this scheme expands...

27 Mar 2020

Tax Talk | Further relief package details

Now that more information is available, we hope that this issue of Tax Talk will help answer some of...

26 Mar 2020

COVID-19 tax due dates - what to pay | Tax Talk

While it may seem the world is falling apart, income tax payments continue to fall due.

26 Mar 2020

COVID-19 wage and leave package update | Tax Talk

In the last few days, the government has updated their relief package and further clarity has been provided...

26 Mar 2020

COVID-19 frequently asked questions

The government has acted quickly and decisively, ensuring that New Zealanders can concentrate more on...

20 Mar 2020

COVID-19 decision making tools

We have put together this checklist to help identify areas you may need to attend to.

18 Mar 2020

Tax options in times of crisis

In the last couple of months several events have pushed some businesses to their financial limit. Drought...

18 Mar 2020

Cashflow on tap: Provisional tax relief in the wake of COVID-19 and drought

Managing cashflow becomes paramount in an uncertain environment. Right now, a few folks will be trying...

18 Mar 2020

Ask an expert GST and ADLS

A READER ASKS:“I have heard that there have been GST changes to Sale and Purchase of Land Agreements....

17 Mar 2020

Tax Talk | March 2020 | Government to the Rescue!

The government has released a $12.1 billion relief package in an attempt to mitigate the worst economic...

05 Feb 2020

Growth spurs six senior appointments at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway

Reflecting strong growth across the business in recent years, we have appointed six new directors to...

06 Dec 2019

Tax Pooling - An unexpected source of working capital

There’s a source of funding available to most businesses seeking finance that they do not know about...

21 Nov 2019

Tax Talk | Update for Overseas Owned Businesses

Inland Revenue have recently released two items that may impact on businesses who carry on cross-border...

07 Nov 2019

Tax Talk - GST On Low Value Goods

Complete your online shopping before 1 December 2019 to avoid a potential 15% price increase

18 Sep 2019

Residential rental losses now restricted

As forewarned in our previous tax publications, the government has now passed the law which will restrict...

18 Sep 2019

Tax pitfalls: Airbnb, boarders and short-stays

With tightening rules on residential tenancies, people making greater use of flatmates and boarders to...

18 Sep 2019

Non-resident directors' fees & withholding

Many New Zealand companies have non-resident directors, and the taxation of payments to these directors...

09 Aug 2019

Tax Talk Bites | August 2019

In tax talk bites, we briefly comment on items of interest to readers.

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