New Zealand

Grace Wee
Senior Tax Specialist


Grace Wee is a Tax Specialist at the RSM Auckland office and joined the firm in 2016

While at university, Grace worked part time at a major New Zealand retailer in front line customer service and later in the office and preparing payroll.  This background gave her an introduction to big business in New Zealand.  After graduation, Grace left the retail industry and began working at Inland Revenue where she spent a number of years moving around the department gaining valuable experience and finally settled into a role in investigations with a focus on property. 

Since joining the RSM team, Grace has had the opportunity to apply the experience and knowledge gained at Inland Revenue to some significant audits and tax risk reviews which have resulted in favorable outcomes for our clients.  Her understanding of the legislation and rule applications has been a real asset to her clients. 

Grace studied at Massey University completing a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy, and became a Chartered Accountant in 2015.  Grace is also a Member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), a professional association of Chartered Accountants.

With a keen desire to expand her knowledge in the tax field, Grace is looking forward to working with any new or existing client to help them be legislatively compliant in all their transactions. 

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today”

~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


News articles

Ideas & Insights - Tax Update

30 November 2020
2020 is nearing an end and what a year it has been! As the international response to the Covid-19 outbreak continues we are working closely with clients both domestically and globally to prepare, respond, and share our experiences from a New Zealand perspective. Our commitment continues, but we are equally mindful that business “as usual as po...

An interview with 2019 RSM ITax Fundamentals Attendees

3 February 2020
 In October this year, over 50 tax professionals from 22 countries and five continents travelled to Eindhoven to gain an in-depth understanding of international tax in our week-long residential training programme, RSM ITax Academy. The RSM ITax Academy comprises two international tax training programmes, ‘Fundamentals of International Ta...

“Amazon Tax” - Legislation Enacted

10 September 2019
In 2018, the Government introduced draft legislation regarding the GST treatment of low-value imported goods, commonly referred to as the “Amazon tax”.  The  Taxation (Annual Rates for 2019-20, GST Offshore Supplier Registration, and Remedial Matters) Bill was enacted on 26 June 2019. The changes to the taxation of such goods will...

民宅出租损失的围栏政策 - 工党政府的倡议 Ring-Fencing Rental Losses – a Labour Government Initiative

4 December 2018
继延长明线测试(从2018年3月29日起由2年延至5年),2018年3月新西兰税务局部门提交的修订法案将导致业主无法用其民宅出租的损失抵消其应缴纳收入。   政府认为物业投资者和业主之间的竞争环境需得到平衡,因为租赁物业投资者可以从税收损失中受益...

Capital gains on land transactions – tax free or taxable?

30 July 2018
The New Zealand property market, especially Auckland has grown exponentially over the past few years. Property/land is a favoured asset as it generally appreciates in value over time and New Zealand does not have a comprehensive capital gains tax. However, it is a common misconception that because New Zealand does not have capital gains tax ...

Non-resident tax update

17 October 2017
On 30 March 2017, the Government enacted the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2016-17, Closely Held Companies, and Remedial Matters) Bill which contains amendments to the non-resident withholding tax on related party debt and branch lending. New Zealand imposes non-resident withholding tax (NRWT) on New Zealand sourced interest paid to foreign len...

RSM World Day 2017

19 September 2017
A day when the independent member firms of the RSM network celebrate our shared values of Understanding, Collaboration and Ideas and Insight – this year, with an innovative twist. September marks ‘Innovation month’ internationally across all RSM member firms, in line with this, RSM New Zealand took the opportunity to mark our global day by...

RSM sponsors the LPGA New Zealand Tour

29 August 2017
Audit, tax and consulting specialists RSM New Zealand have joined the family of sponsors to support next month’s MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open. The event, New Zealand’s richest golf tournament with NZ$1.85 million in prizemoney, will be staged at the new Windross Farm golf course in Auckland from 28 September to 1 October and will ...

Undeclared cash jobs in construction sector

25 October 2016
Undeclared cash in the construction sector remains a high priority for the Inland Revenue (IR).  You’ll probably recall recent advertising that they have done, and you may have seen the advertising that they are running at the moment. We’re just letting you know the IR are going to write to some construction clients again about it.&n...

New residential land tax from 1 July

28 June 2016
You may be aware that Residential Land Withholding Tax (RLWT) will soon apply to sales of certain properties in New Zealand. Will the implications of this new regime be relevant to you or your business? RLWT will generally apply when the sale amount is paid or payable on or after 1 July 2016 and: The property is located in New Ze...