New Zealand


  • Service: Tax, International Executive Services (IES)
  • Date: 27/08/2012

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New Zealand tax guide

New Zealand tax guide for internationally mobile people and business

Tax systems rarely have much regard for the comfort of foreign visitors. Given that tax rules are different in each country – it can be one of the more complex and bewildering parts of trying to relocate, or do business, across a border.


KPMG has an international network of professionals who can help you navigate the complexity and difficulties of doing business, or living and investing, in multiple tax jurisdictions.


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Establishing a new business in New Zealand
Income tax, personal income tax, tax equalisation, employer tax obligations, GST, transfer pricing and customs, financial reporting.

Expanding offshore
Managing foreign taxes, business structure, equity compensation, corporate governance.

Managing expatriates
Employee transfer versus contract, accommodation benefits, trans-tasman projects, Australian LAFHA, Australian temporary residents.

Moving to New Zealand
Tax residence, foreign equities, financial arrangements, superannuation, your own business.

Investing in New Zealand and offshore
Foreign equities, financial arrangements, Portfolio Investment Entities (PIEs).

Offshore trusts
Classification of trusts, managing trust status and distributions.

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Personal tax series

Personal tax
New Zealand tax residence. PIEs. Foreign currency bank accounts. Tax returns. Provisional tax. Offshore share investments.


Our tax advisory team has the skills and commitment to help you to be competitive and compliant in all areas of business tax.