RSM New Zealand

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.

International tax alert : BEPS action plan

With the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (“BEPS”) action plan final reports having been released late in 2015, it’s now time to take note of the potential risks that the plan poses. This article provides an overview of the main risk areas and for this reason we have not provided commentary on all 15 action points.
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 of the way you, your company or your trust earns its income.  Provisional tax helps you to “spread the load” to avoid a large end of year tax bill. 
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 Emily Xu to Principal of its Asian accounting group. She will continue to be responsible for the growth and development of specialised services to migrant and overseas investors. 
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 is obvious, but have you thought about what tax consequences there may be when you resign as a trustee? The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) have recently released a notice reminding trustees to keep their records up to date -
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 tax all non-cash benefits provided by an employer to an employee or shareholder-employee as a result of their employment, with the obligation to return the tax falling on the employer.
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 NFP/charity sector. We explore some of the reasons why and seek to answer the question; “Who holds the most effective keys to facilitating change.” Background
14 July 2015

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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