Roger Thompson is a director of the Auckland practice and one of the firm’s founders.  He leads the taxation, trusts and corporate administration teams.

Roger has more than 30 years’ experience both as a chartered accountant and a lawyer. He has acted as professional advisor to a diverse range of high net worth individuals, small and mid-market businesses, as well as larger corporates including those in retail, property development and investment, trust and fiduciary providers, manufacturing, superannuation, and professional services.

Roger’s specialist area in taxation consulting and compliance includes individual, trust and corporate taxation as well as FBT (fringe benefit tax) and GST (goods and services tax). He has particular expertise with the tax issues concerning trusts, property development and investment, trans-Tasman businesses, cross-border structures, PIEs (portfolio investment entities), CFCs (controlled foreign companies), FIFs (foreign investment funds), amalgamations, and other business restructuring.

Roger regularly presents seminars on a wide range of taxation issues and is co-author of CCH publications A Practical Guide to Taxing Property Transactions (all editions) and Fringe Benefits – A Practical Guide to Managing your Tax Costs (4th edition).

Roger’s also advises on and assists with the formation and administration of complying trusts, foreign trusts, LTCs (look through companies), and limited partnerships.

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Qualifications/Professional Memberships/Appointments

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Fellow – Certified Practicing Accounts Australia
  • Member – Institute of Directors in New Zealand Inc
  • Member (non-practising) –  Auckland District Law Society
  • Member – STEP (Society of Tax and Estate Practitioners)
  • Member – IFA (International Fiscal Association)

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Roger has specialist expertise in the following service areas:

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