Tax & transactions

Tax & transactions

Tax is a key factor in all transactions, whether they're for business, work or family. Our tax specialists help manage all your tax affairs, leaving you to concentrate on the big picture.

Our services include:

Mergers & acquisitions

  • Due diligence: Identify any hidden New Zealand tax obligations.
  • Pre-acquisition tax optimisation: Debt/equity mix, repatriation and optimising tax-carrying values.
  • System integration for high-quality tax reporting.
  • Planning for the best tax result on exit.
  • Advice on sale and purchase contracts, and tax warranties and indemnities. 

Business exit strategy

  • Identify tax implications to prepare your business for succession or sale.
  • Purpose-built ownership structures to protect capital and income.
  • Vendor due diligence assistance.
  • Sale documentation and the settlement process.
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News

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30 May 2024

Modest tax cuts for most Kiwis, but 2024 Budget lacks imagination

The sixth National government’s first budget was released earlier today, and while the faces might be new, there was little in the way of bold new initiatives.

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16 May 2024

Commercial buildings: How tax depreciation removal affects you

Do you own commercial or industrial buildings and report under IFRS or PBE standards? Have you considered how the recent removal of tax depreciation deductions on these buildings will affect you?

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14 May 2024

Tax freedom comes early – but it’s a likely sign of rough weather ahead

A lower corporate tax take, wage inflation and plummeting spending indicate a difficult 2024.

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21 Mar 2024

What is provisional tax? It’s a tax that, strangely, makes our lives easier!

The word “tax” typically isn’t music to anyone’s ears, but there is a tax that makes our lives easier. We’re talking about provisional tax, which lets us spread our income tax payments across the financial year, rather than make one crippling payment at the end.

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20 Mar 2024

Bright-line tax and rental interest deductibility – what you need to know

Late last week, the government announced changes to the tax Bill now working its way through Parliament. This bill is bringing in the new trust tax rate of 39% with effect from 1 April 2024.

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07 Mar 2024

Tax Talk: App tax to stay – here’s how the new regulations will apply

With National having promised to repeal the platform economy GST rules (the so-called “app tax”), it came as a surprise to many when late last year, the incoming coalition government indicated they would not repeal the “app tax”.

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14 Dec 2023

Ask an expert: What are employers’ obligations around directors’ fees?

Ask an expert: I have recently taken on an independent director who is not also an employee. What do I need to be aware of?

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31 Aug 2023

Pre-Election Survey paints a broad picture of business sentiment

Over the past month, we've been carrying out our 2023 Pre-Election Survey, with 741 clients sharing their thoughts on everything from government performance to tax settings.  There is also some crystal-ball gazing on export prices and housing market expectations.

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17 Aug 2023

Savings of $4m-plus: Clients find tax pooling is well worth the plunge

If you read an article about a group of people in essence reaping more than $4 million, you might assume they’d had a Lotto win.  

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08 Aug 2023

Tax Talk: Inland Revenue updates a range of 2023 income year tax rates

Our specialists outline the amendments to FBT interest rates, use of money interest, kilometre- and square metre rates, short-stay accommodation and more. . .

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18 Jul 2023

Government's game development boost fails to move the joystick

Two months ago, the New Zealand government announced in its 2023 budget that it would assist video game developers and the wider digital industry.

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20 Jun 2023

Gifting and taxes feel like a minefield, but are they?

Ask an expert: Christchurch directors Dorian Crighton and Spencer Smith package up the answers to your gifting questions…

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