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Recognised as some of New Zealand's leading tax practitioners, William Buck provides prompt solutions regarding your tax risk, local and international tax issues, planning opportunities, tax concessions and compliance.

Our commercially minded specialists have deep industry knowledge, enabling us to advise at each stage of your business’ lifecycle.

Our integrated service model means you have access to specialists in Tax, Business Advisory, Corporate Advisory and Audit. Our team can help manage your complete financial affairs, both business and personal, and provide you with the most tax-effective outcome.

Technical expertise

As a client, we understand that you want access to the most astute and technically sound advice, without having to translate the jargon. Our leading tax specialists use their strong technical expertise to navigate complex tax frameworks and clearly explain your tax exposure. Our attention to detail means no stone is unturned as we identify and advise on your tax position.   

Integrated, full service offering

Our firmwide integrated service offering means our tax advisors can work alongside our Business and Corporate Advisory and Audit specialists to manage your business and finances as a complete project, breaking down the traditional barriers between organisational silos and driving maximum value. We will navigate the tax complexities involved in building your personal wealth and realising your business goals.

Leading mid-market specialists

William Buck remains focused on the mid-market drivers of our economy. Our tax specialists have renowned experience working with owner-managed businesses, SMEs, and mid-market listed and unlisted companies. Our deep industry knowledge and business acumen complement our technical skills and enable us to drive value and reach tax-effective outcomes for you and your business.

Our services

Specialist tax advice >

Navigating an increasingly complex tax system can be timely and expensive, especially if done incorrectly. Our tax team specialise in delivering practical, cost-effective tax solutions – without the jargon.

Our tax specialists are commercially minded and provide business advice on tax issues ranging from indirect tax, tax consolidation and tax risk management, through to property and investment tax, trust and estates and remuneration planning

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Deal advisory >

Successful execution of any deal can maximise potential returns, boost growth, and enable transformation. However, potential tax implications can arise, whether you’re merging, acquiring, selling, restructuring or divesting. This is where our tax team, and fully integrated service model, can provide you with valuable assistance.

We will advise on each stage of the deal cycle, working closely with our Business and Corporate Advisory teams to develop the most tax-effective strategy for your transaction.

International tax >

New Zealand businesses looking to expand their business overseas or foreign investors expanding into New Zealand face a complex web of tax issues that we can assist you to navigate. These issues and local tax laws include income tax, indirect taxes and double tax treaties. In addition to these day-to-day compliance matters, broader tax issues will include thin capitalisation, transfer pricing and controlled foreign company rules. Receiving specialist advice on these issues from the outset could mean reduced tax and absolute compliance. This is important considering penalties for non-compliance can be substantial.

Our experienced team in New Zealand is also supported by our Australian offices and an international network of accomplished tax professionals.

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Tax audits and disputes >

Tax audits by the Inland Revenue Department can range from a simple check of your GST registration to a comprehensive examination of business and personal records. By seeking advice from a William Buck tax specialist, you’re giving yourself the best chance at successfully passing the audit, or, where tax avoidance has occurred, receiving the best possible outcome. We will liaise directly with Inland Revenue on your behalf, explaining to you along the way the matter being investigated, the relevant facts, outcomes and implications. If a dispute does arise, our team can assist you in resolving and reaching the best solution with Inland Revenue.

Tax issues for private businesses and individuals >

As a business owner, the last thing you want to do is remove yourself from the day-to-day management of your business to focus on lengthy, complex paperwork that derives from managing your taxes. Even the smallest errors in your reporting can have significant consequences for your business – both on the bottom line and your reputation with the relevant tax authority. A history of compliance issues can also negatively impact your business when expanding across borders or undertaking larger transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and business restructuring.

Let us remove the burden of managing your business and personal taxes, saving you time and stress and providing assurance that your taxes are being managed efficiently and effectively.

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