Tax

Is your business operating across multiple international markets?

It can take a huge amount of time and dedication to keep up to date with the ever-growing complexity of tax rules. RSM New Zealand’s tax consultants specialise in working with individuals and organisations that need the latest in-depth knowledge of local taxation rules.

Our team also provide skilled taxation advice that promotes seamless co-operation between tax professionals in different areas so you can make informed choices about your tax strategies.

Our tax services include

Corporate tax compliance and planning

Tax is an unavoidable part of doing business – and getting it wrong can have a negative impact. But working with RSM New Zealand’s tax specialists can make sure your business is equipped to navigate the complexities of tax legislation and meet all its obligations. Our corporate tax advice has benefited a wide range of corporate clients thanks to our balanced and integrated approach.

International tax planning

Are you thinking about expanding your New Zealand business into an overseas market? Looking at New Zealand as a new area for your global operations? Or does your business already have a presence in New Zealand – but you don’t fully understand your tax obligations? With the help of our experienced tax consultants, we can help you with all your international tax planning needs.

Personal tax planning and compliance

The financial needs of high-earning individuals and families can often be complex and difficult to understand. RSM New Zealand’s comprehensive tax planning and compliance service will ensure you’re able to make informed decisions when managing your income and investments – such as taxation advice for overseas investments, income tax planning and charitable giving.

Tax audit insurance

Tax audits can be expensive and are becoming more common. If your business or individual tax return is the subject of a random audit, enquiry or investigation, you’ll be responsible for paying the fees involved – which can run into thousands of dollars. As part of our taxation services, we offer the most complete tax audit insurance available so that you’re protected from this threat.

Tax investigations

Inland Revenue Department (IRD) risk reviews, tax investigations or tax audits can be stressful and time-consuming. But these can also be a fact of doing business in New Zealand. Our tax specialists are trained to deliver a range of support services – including dealing and liaising with IRD on all matters relating to tax audits and investigations.

Transfer pricing

Our tax consultants are uniquely placed to offer high quality, professional transfer pricing advice to our cross-border clients. Our international network and our adoption of the RSM International Tax Centre of Excellence approach means that we’re able to help co-ordinate and tailor effective transfer pricing documentation at any level.

Global Minimum Tax Looms

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26 July 2021

Wellington Lockdown – Inland Revenue announces further support payments

The announcement of a further lockdown in the Capital has resulted means a further resurgence...
5 July 2021

Bright-line test extension and interest deduction limitations.

In our recent property seminar, we covered various tax issues, including the bright-line extension...
24 June 2021

Tax Rate Increase – What you need to know

It may seem like a bad April Fool’s joke but 1 April and an increase in the top tax rate is only...
1 March 2021

Tax Loss Carry Back Scheme – A Recap

On 30 April 2020, the Government enacted a temporary measure to enable taxpayers to carry back tax...
1 March 2021

Ideas & Insights - Tax Update

2020 is nearing an end and what a year it has been! As the international response to the Covid-19...
30 November 2020

Government helps high earners kick coffee habit!

Government Tax Policy - what does it mean? Government helps high earners kick coffee habit. That...
10 September 2020

New R&D Tax Incentive - Unlock Cash Flow Immediately

With the financial year recently ticking over into FY2020/2021, the majority of innovators in New...
27 April 2020

COVID-19 Tax Response

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30 March 2020

Update: Covid-19 Tax Proposals

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17 March 2020

Year End Tax Implications

There are a number of issues  that need to be considered when preparing your year end financial...
26 March 2019

Impact of the Bywater decision

The Bywater Decision and the impact on New Zealand Incorporated Companies...
19 November 2018

Standard Terms and Conditions - RSM New Zealand

Please note this document is only applicable to the trading entities RSM New Zealand (Auckland) and...
1 June 2018

BEPS Tax Bill Introduced

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16 January 2018

Trial balance - Issue 61, December 2017

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1 December 2017

GST and Cross Border Services

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14 November 2017
Tax payment dates for early 2018

Tax payment dates for early 2018

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20 October 2017
International tax news

Non-resident tax update

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17 October 2017

Business vehicles - lease or buy?

If you are considering buying a new vehicle for your business and require finance, you have a...
11 July 2017

7 July vs 31 March - when is your tax return due?

Did you know that if you use a registered tax agent like RSM New Zealand, you are granted an...
5 July 2017
PBE Accounting Standards Adoption –The good, the bad, and the ugly

PBE Accounting Standards Adoption –The good, the bad, and the ugly

New Zealand is now two years into our new accounting framework for Public Benefit Entities being...
29 May 2017

Fundraising Magazine - PBE Accounting Standards Adoption

Fundraising New Zealand magazine has been New Zealand's premiere independent monthly subscriber...
29 May 2017
Narrow-scope amendments to the presentation of financial statements for for-profit entities

Narrow-scope amendments to the presentation of financial statements for for-profit entities

An initiative was launched internationally to explore how disclosures in IFRS can be amended to...
10 May 2017

New transfer pricing developments bring new risk for New Zealand multinationals

The Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”), as we expect, is continuing its work tightening the so...
3 November 2016

Undeclared cash jobs in construction sector

Undeclared cash in the construction sector remains a high priority for the Inland Revenue (IR)....
25 October 2016

Do you provide remote services to NZ residents?

Are you a non-resident business supplying remote services to NZ resident consumers? If so, you may...
12 October 2016

How is your team morale?

A vital ingredient of any successful business is team morale. It becomes of paramount importance if...
12 September 2016

Trial balance - Issue 56, September 2016

Trial Balance is the flagship publication of NZ CA member firms and covers a wide-range of articles...
1 September 2016

Effective law change for related party transactions and transfer pricing documentation

There has been a lot of commentary regarding the Organisation for Economic Co-ordination and...
16 August 2016

Kiwis read annual statements but fail to follow up

KiwiSaver providers must send out an annual statement to all their members in the three months...
7 July 2016

New residential land tax from 1 July

You may be aware that Residential Land Withholding Tax (RLWT) will soon apply to sales of certain...
28 June 2016

Phishing scam alert : IRD warning

Police have urged the public to be vigilant after recent reports revealed that callers...
23 June 2016

Trial balance - Issue 55, June 2016

Trial Balance is the flagship publication of NZ CA member firms and covers a wide-range of articles...
1 June 2016

What are your rights as a trust beneficiary?

Beneficiaries’ rights to trust information have been challenged in the recent Court of Appeal...
4 May 2016

IRD’s 2015 international questionnaire and basic compliance package

In February 500 tax payer groups received a letter from the Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”...
26 April 2016

Government announces the business tax proposals targeted at SMEs

As part of his pre-Budget speech in Wellington today, Prime Minister, John Key, announced a...
13 April 2016
A spotlight on transport

A spotlight on transport

Profit margin is a measure used to define job effectiveness.  Third party logistics (3PL...
6 April 2016
A spotlight on transport

Governance 101

At RSM we love to share good ideas, innovation, and helpful resources. The team at Sport NZ are in...
5 April 2016
Merger Delivers Growth for RSM in New Zealand

Merger Delivers Growth for RSM in New Zealand

The merger of chartered accounting firms RSM and Nexia New Zealand’s Auckland operations will...
1 April 2016
New Trends in Financial Reporting – Integrated Reporting

New Trends in Financial Reporting – Integrated Reporting

In an earlier article we have previously written about new trends influencing financial...
24 March 2016
Innovation a mainstay in modern business  

Innovation a mainstay in modern business  

Innovation is crucial to the continuing success of any organisation, no longer relegated to the...
22 March 2016
Nicola Hammond promoted to Partner

Strength in leadership and diversity at RSM

Announcement of Nicola Hammond as Partner at the Auckland office on 1 April 2016 brings ratio of...
16 March 2016

Could your R&D tax losses translate to a cash refund?

Turn hard work into a cash advantage - could your company’s R&D tax losses translate into a...
3 March 2016

Trial balance - Issue 54, March 2016

Trial Balance is the flagship publication of NZ CA member firms and covers a wide-range of articles...
1 March 2016
Corporate tax

Large enterprise focus by the IRD

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has this month released their quarterly large enterprise...
29 February 2016

International tax alert : BEPS action plan

With the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (“BEPS”) action plan final reports having...
24 February 2016

Fast Tax Fact: Samoa double tax agreement

The New Zealand - Samoa double tax agreement "DTA" is now in force....
3 February 2016

What is provisional tax?

Provisional tax is not a separate tax.  It is income tax paid in advance during the year because...
27 January 2016

Press release - Emily Xu promoted to Principal

New Zealand Chartered Accounting firm, RSM New Zealand have today announced the promotion of Ms...
11 January 2016

A trustee's tax liability

Did you know trustees are personally liable for the tax obligations of a trust? You may think this...
21 December 2015
Tax on Christmas presents and parties

Tax on Christmas presents and parties

If you’re holding a Christmas function or giving work gifts, you may be able to claim tax back...
1 December 2015

On the fringe of an IRD Review?

The Fringe Benefit tax (FBT) rules are complex and often misunderstood by employers. FBT seeks to...
29 October 2015

GST changes on imported services and digital content

Are you on-line with the proposed GST changes on imported services and digital content...
21 August 2015
Who holds the keys to change?

Who holds the keys to change?

Getting change to occur in any organisation is difficult. Often it seems even more so in the...
14 July 2015

Are you ready for your IRD risk review?

Multinationals are the focus of the IRD for the next two years...
19 May 2015
Impact of New Zealand's financial reporting changes

Impact of New Zealand's financial reporting changes

There has been huge change in financial reporting legislation in New Zealand in recent years. A...
25 February 2015

IRD risk review focus for multinational corporations

Amongst other things, protecting our clients’ business means, to us, ensuring that they are aware...
19 February 2015
Your organisation is at risk from fraud!

Your organisation is at risk from fraud!

Hopefully that headline gets your attention. Sadly in our experience as auditors this statement is...
14 February 2015

The Evolution of Tax: a fifty year perspective

A thought-leadership paper analysing the future evolution of the tax landscape, benchmarked against...
1 December 2014

Changes to IRD payment service at Westpac

From 1 October 2014 customers will no longer be able to make cheque payments or drop off returns or...
13 October 2014
What you need to know about share based payments

What you need to know about share based payments

A key challenge for owners big and small is how best to keep the attention and motivation of...
7 October 2014

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Tax : reminders and important dates

15 January
Provisional tax instalments, student loan interim payments, GST and employers' returns and payments due  more

28 January
GST returns and payments due  more

7 February
Do you have a bill to pay by 7 February?  more

28 February
Provisional tax payments for ratio option customers and GST returns and payments due  more
28 March
GST returns and payments due  more

31 March
Student loan repayments due for overseas-based borrowers more

Final date for ratio option provisional tax applications more

7 April
Did you have a bill to pay by 7 April? more
30 April
Received your tax credit claim form for donations or childcare? more
7 May
Provisional tax instalments, student loan interim payments, GST returns and payments due  more
28 May
GST returns and payments due  more
28 June
Provisional tax payments for ratio option customers and GST returns and payment due more

7 July
Due date for income tax returns more

* If you are with a registered tax agent, this due date is extended to 31 March the following year

28 July
GST returns and payments due  more
28 August
Provisional tax instalments, student loan interim payments, GST returns and payments due  more
28 September
GST returns and payments due  more
30 September
Student loan repayments due for overseas-based borrowers more
28 October
Provisional tax payments for ratio option customers and GST returns and payments due more

28 November
GST returns and payments due  more