Introducing Nexia Christchurch's new Tax Manager

June 19, 2020

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ew Zealand would like to introduce our new Tax ManagerKaren SullivanKaren joined our Christchurch office last week and comes to us with significant tax advisory experience. 

Karen grew up in South Canterbury and then went on to study Law and Finance at Otago University. 

During her career, Karen has provided tax advice to a diverse range of entities varying in size from start-ups to established multi-national regulated companies, locally in Wellington, Dunedin, Twizel, and internationally in London 

Karen’s husband, Steve, received a great career opportunity in Christchurch which saw them relocate with their young family in 2019. Karen is excited to be working with Maggie Jaques, Nexia New Zealand’s Tax Director, to further grow Nexia Christchurch’s tax division. 

“We are very fortunate to have Karen on board, Karen brings a wealth of experience and is a valuable addition to our team. I am confident our clients will benefit from Karen’s down to earth nature and significant technical expertise.” - Maggie Jaques, Tax Director.

Karen is pragmatic and enjoys working closely with her clientsIs tax working for or against you? The right advice can save time, money, penalties and last-minute frustration. Karen has an in depth understanding of: 

  • Income tax, GST, FBT, RWT and other tax advice 
  • Tax planning and minimisation 
  • Corporate tax issues facing companies both domestically and internationally 
  • Advising on corporate and trust restructuring options including look through companies 
  • International tax issues: corporate residency, foreign investment funds, controlled foreign companies, financial arrangements, transfer pricing, thin capitalisation and interpretation of double tax treaties 
  • Managing IRD audits 
  • Performing audit tax reviews 
  • PAYE and withholding taxes, Working for Families tax credits  
  • Entity regimes including companies, trusts, qualifying companies, look through companies, limited partnerships, portfolio investment entities, partnerships, registered charities and not for profits 

For more information about how Nexia can help you get to grips with tax, please do not hesitate to contact Maggie or Karen. 


Maggie Jaques
Tax Director

  Karen Sullivan
Tax Manager

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