Roger Thompson launches new firm in Auckland for Bentleys

 In Bentleys, Staples Rodway

After 20 years at Staples Rodway, Roger Thompson has become a founding partner at Bentleys Chartered Accountants Ltd. This is the first New Zealand office of the Bentleys association of independent accounting firms throughout Australia and New Zealand

Roger will lead 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, manufacturing, superannuation, and professional services.

Roger’s specialist area in taxation consulting 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.

Taxation consulting and compliance
Trusts, LTCs, LPs formation and administration

Property development and investment
Construction, engineering and related services
Trust and fiduciary providers

Professional memberships:
Member – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Fellow – CPA 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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