Cross-border Employees – Tax implications arising from and for them (Webinar)

Businesses cannot always find the talent they are after in New Zealand. Therefore, they look internationally to find the right people to grow their business. Historically, this could have resulted in the employee being relocated to New Zealand or the location they are needed. Now, however, with borders being closed, businesses are finding new and innovative ways for “people expertise” to be provided from wherever the employee is currently located.

Whether you want to know about some of the tax implications that might arise if you need to hire an offshore employee, are relocating an employee within New Zealand or are looking to plan now for when the border reopens, this webinar is for you.

This webinar seeks to work through: 

  • The New Zealand employee/contractor distinction.
  • New Zealand income tax obligations / implications
  • Overseas employment tax obligations;
  • Allowances, when taxable and when not?
  • Common pitfalls
  • Tax equalisation and assignment policies.

If you’re looking to employ people outside New Zealand for a New Zealand business, or you’re looking to employee New Zealanders in an offshore business, this webinar is for you.

Following this webinar you will be able to:

  • Appreciate and plan for tax implications if hiring an employee to work for you overseas
  • Know what costs you can cover for an employee relocating within New Zealand
  • Plan for relocations which are to occur once the borders reopen
  • Consider whether any existing arrangements need to be reviewed or amended.

Total CPD Hours: 1.25

Suited to:

You may be looking for that one person with the specific knowledge / skill set you need to grow your business. If that person is in another country or even another region of New Zealand, this webinar is for you.

Aimed at in-house finance teams, CFOs, payroll administrators and human resource specialists, and those advising such teams on recruitment or employee relocations. This is equally relevant to those advising employees who have accepted a cross-border role either to New Zealand or from New Zealand to another country.


Richard Muth, Senior Manager – Tax Advisory, Findex/Crowe

Richard Muth is an experienced taxation practitioner at Findex / Crowe having more than 10 years of experience with clients ranging from large
multinational groups, Australasian groups, New Zealand based SMEs along with high net worth individuals.

A core specialty of Richard’s is helping those who are looking to call New Zealand home understand what this means for them from a tax
viewpoint. Richard also helps those looking to take up opportunities overseas understand how New Zealand will or will not tax them while they are away.

  • 22 October 2020
    10:00 am - 11:15 am
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