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Tax avoidance and information exchanges presentation


This presentation covers:

  • the context:
    • New Zealand’s role in the OECD
    • New Zealand Inland Revenue’s track record in tax avoidance cases
  • key points of comparison between section BG 1 and Part IVA
  • information gathering and audits in cases involving potential allegations of tax avoidance
  • areas of focus for the IRD currently
  • survival tips in dealing with risk, and with scrutiny.

Author profile

Kirsty Keating
Kirsty Keating, is a Principal of Ernst & Young Law in New Zealand and the country leader of Tax Controversy services for the EY New Zealand group. During her career, Kirsty has been a legal adviser to the New Zealand Inland Revenue's Aggressive Tax Issues teams and a Senior Solicitor at Inland Revenue's Litigation Management team. Since that time, she has used a combination of public and private sector experience to assist numerous clients, from individuals to large corporates, on a range of contentious tax issues, including the more recent advice in relation to complex financing tax disputes and assistance in managing BEPS audits. Kirsty also formerly assisted clients in dealing with the ATO as Tax Controversy Leader for EY's Perth practice. Kirsty has been involved in tax disputes and litigation on a wide range of tax technical issues, but has had a particular focus on issues involving allegations of tax avoidance. - Current at 24 November 2014
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This was presented at 2014 Corporate Tax Retreat .

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