Tax audits, disputes & rulings

Dealing with Inland Revenue audits, making voluntary disclosures and  obtaining binding rulings.

Audits and disputes

We can assist with all stages of Inland Revenue reviews and Audits for all tax types, including:

  • Assisting with collating and presenting information to Inland Revenue requested during risk reviews, audits, and basic compliance package requests.
  • Drafting and submitting technical responses and formal dispute documents to address Inland Revenue queries and challenges.
  • Assistance with strategy and leading negotiations to obtain the best outcomes during settlement discussions, and to minimise penalties.

Voluntary disclosures

If you are concerned you have not returned the correct income we can assist with making a voluntary disclosure to Inland Revenue.  These can usually result in no penalties being charged.

We have significant experience in obtaining favourable outcomes that will let you sleep at night.

Binding rulings

A Binding Ruling is an agreement reached with senior and independent Inland Revenue personnel that locks-down the tax effects and efficiencies of a proposed or recent transaction.

Binding Rulings offer the ultimate ‘tax peace of mind’ to:

  • Stakeholders requiring assurance on a proposed business transaction, including family transactions.
  • Parties to large transactions e.g. construction projects.
  • Cross-border businesses using advanced pricing agreements (APA) to lock down cross-border dealings.
  • Boards of public and larger family companies

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway have the experience to successfully manage your Binding Ruling application.


Contact your usual Baker Tilly Staples Rodway advisor or Mike Rudd (Mike contact details).



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