When looking at spending time in New Zealand everyone focuses on the visa requirements so that they can enter the country. The financial and tax aspects of such a move are too often overlooked.
Migrants moving to New Zealand will usually retain overseas financial assets and investments and will need advice on how the New Zealand tax laws apply to these, and how they might utilise New Zealand tax laws to best structure their affairs in a tax efficient manner after their move.
Companies looking to expand into New Zealand or offshore from New Zealand will need to understand how best to structure any new venture in order to remain fully compliant but also to maximise any tax (or other) benefits available to them under the applicable laws.
We are lucky to have international tax as a specialty within the firm, and our tax team works closely with our immigration team and other professional advisors, such as other lawyers, accountants, financial planners or consultants to make sure our clients receive the best possible all-encompassing advice.