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Tax Accounting


We provide full tax accounting services for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in Wellington, and around New Zealand. As registered tax agents, we can stand between you and the tax authorities, so you can sleep well at night, knowing your taxes are in capable hands! We’re also on top of any regulatory changes that might affect your tax situation.


Long + Cowan have again found things which have reduced tax paid by the Family Trust.

Garry Williams

Our thanks for the excellent and professional service we receive from your company. Your staff are always pleasant and efficient to deal with both in person and on the phone. The prompt manner in which you handle our returns is appreciated.

Milton Mexted


We’re qualified Wellington tax accountants

We’re a tax agent registered with Inland Revenue. We’re chartered accountants, (a member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand), and we’re a member of the Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand (ATAINZ). We’re also proud to be a member of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.


We’ll make your tax bill work in your favour

Tax regulations are becoming more complex, with increased emphasis on the taxpayer’s individual responsibilities. We can help you to optimise your business and personal tax bills, making the most of available relief and allowances, and avoiding unnecessary penalties.

Our tax accounting services are tailored to suit your requirements. Sign us up to be your individual, company, or trust tax agent, and we’ll complete and file all your returns, and correspond with Inland Revenue on your behalf, giving you peace of mind. Our tax accountant services include:


Income tax returns

In addition to completing and filing your income tax return with Inland Revenue, we’ll send you a letter in plain English, summarising the situation, telling you how much tax you need to pay and when to pay it. We also send out reminders three weeks before payments are due.

GST returns

We prepare GST returns, and file GST returns electronically with Inland Revenue. Typically, we use Xero for GST. We send out a reminder to ensure you pay your GST on time.

PAYE returns

We can take care of payroll – your filing and payment responsibilities for salary and wage deductions (confidentiality guaranteed).

FBT returns

Fringe benefit tax is the tax you pay on most non-cash benefits you provide to your employees and is paid quarterly or annually. We can handle your fringe benefit tax returns for you.

Tailored tax advice

This includes provisional and terminal tax reminders about payment dates and amounts, for individual and company clients. With us as your tax agent, you get a two-month deferral on paying terminal tax. We’ll make legitimate use of tax rules to minimise your tax to pay.

Extension of time for filing tax returns

Individuals need to file their tax return by 7 July each year. As your tax agent, we can extend this to as late as the following 31 March.


Look-through company (LTC)

We assist with the tax returns of owners of look-through companies. Each owner of a look-through company is responsible for declaring their look-through interest of company income and deductions on their own tax return. Find out more about this on Inland Revenue’s website.

Thank you for your assistance in completing my tax return. It is probably not often that you come across someone so “tax illiterate” and your tolerance and support was much appreciated.

Jeff Taylor


Want to find out more about how we can help you make the most out of your tax situation? Get in touch.