Tax Advisory

Cutting edge tax advice to meet your business needs.

The effective management of your tax position is critical, and getting the right advice upfront can make a significant difference to your bottom line.

We have expert teams across areas including GST, customs and excise, transfer pricing, research and development taxation.

Managing your tax risks and exposure.

Whether you have an issue with Inland Revenue, need assurance around current processes or require assistance in determining the tax treatment of particular items, our tax advisers know the complexities of the law and can help you make the correct decision.

Proactive, tailored advice on corporate tax issues.

We work with clients from medium-sized private groups to large listed and international corporations helping you to deal with tax issues including legislative changes, cash flow impacts of tax payments and employee tax. There are also tax implications to consider if you’re buying or restructuring a business, or conducting a management buy-out.

Managing risk, assessing compliance and identifying new opportunities.

Our advisers are on hand to help your business with all aspects of corporate tax. Whether it be advice to boards and shareholders around landmark events, intangible asset valuations or fulfilling statutory compliance requirements we partner work closely with you to make sure we have a full understanding of how we can support your corporate tax requirements.

Research & Development

Helping your business drive innovation.

Investing in research and development (R&D) can increase returns for your business and create a competitive advantage for New Zealand. The R&D tax regime is designed to encourage business innovation and it covers the full spectrum of R&D activities, including pure research, applied research and experimental development.

Driving innovation and long term value.

Our team of advisers can help you take full advantage of the available incentives, while minimising disruption to your operational and finance personnel. Working with you, we’ll help identify eligible activities and projects, and assist in the preparation of plans and application documents. Managing on-going reporting requirements and analysis of the implications for corporate and indirect taxes.

International Tax

Reliable advice from our local but global tax experts.

Whether you’re moving or have moved from overseas to New Zealand or you’re a non-resident considering New Zealand investments we can help.

We have experience in helping New Zealand businesses expand into international markets. Crowe Australasia offers in-depth and reliable international tax advice. Our tax environment is constantly changing, so you can be assured our advisers work closely with offices in our international network to give you up-to-date, practical and relevant international tax advice.

Helping you minimise the effective tax rate on every dollar of profit.

Our team will be on hand to help you navigate through areas such as transfer pricing, thin capitalisation rules and the compliance requirements associated. We can advise you on foreign and hybrid trusts and partnership structures to best suit your needs, withholding taxes on payments out of New Zealand and foreign jurisdictions and structuring to minimise overseas withholding taxes. In addition, we can work with you to maximise the use of foreign tax credits now and in the future, ensuring the benefits to your business are not lost.

Customs and International Trade

Save money and improve compliance

One of the key problems facing companies today is the frequency by which customs regulations undergo change, with the complex interplay between national and international legislation being hard to digest and creating many confusing implications. A lack of time or expertise in paying attention to this area of your business may result in unnecessary overpayment of customs duty or excise, or costly delays in clearing goods.

A strategic approach to customs compliance.

By identifying and mitigating risks, and developing an improved compliance framework for the future, your business can save on customs duty and related taxes. If you need guidance on international customs and trade matters, our specialists have the experience and resources to minimise your costs and administration. Delivering relevant, up-to-date information to clients, our team regularly monitor government policy, legislative changes and related court cases and precedents.