Our Story

NZ US Tax Specialists is a boutique accountancy firm based in the heart of downtown Auckland, New Zealand.

Now ten years old, it is the original firm of US expat tax specialists in New Zealand. NZ US Tax is a leading source of multi-jurisdiction tax expertise with a reputation for outstanding client service.

 

Complying with the US tax regime can be a challenge for expats. Finding the right accountant is important, as every tax situation is unique. We will need to learn about you or your organization before we can advise you so it is only fair to share a little about ourselves too.

Gina Gatchell, our Director, was born in Nelson, New Zealand. She’s always had a fascination with the US and a passion for her career in accountancy and taxation, which has spanned 18 years. During this time Gina has worked in a range of different operating environments, through which she has developed her current skill set.

Gina’s exposure to corporate accounting includes roles in taxation and financial accounting at Air New Zealand, Peace Software and Vector. This experience is complemented by many years in public practice, and it is this blend of knowledge and ambition that has seen Gina build her own successful tax practice in New Zealand's largest city.

She first came into contact with the US tax system through her role as Expatriate Tax Specialist at Peace Software New Zealand 10 years ago. Where she thrived on the challenge presented by expatriate employees’ taxation affairs. Gina worked closely with the company's North American accountants preparing United States tax returns. After a long-term contract role with Peace, she set up her own practice in 2008.

Gina soon realized there was a niche to be filled with the demand for her growing expertise in United States’ taxation. NZUS Tax Specialists was born when she rebranded her practice in 2010 to focus solely on tax in only these two jurisdictions. She has surrounded herself with a team of specialists. Together they have grown the firm into one of the most trusted United States taxation practices with referrals from clients, lawyers, wealth advisors and accountants all over New Zealand and offshore. Gina and her team work regularly with clients' other advisors, delivering outstanding results.

Despite managing a busy practice, Gina continues her professional development, through authoring, staff training and development, attendance at overseas conferences and relationship building. Relationships with stakeholders including staff, revenue authorities, wealth advisors, attorneys and other tax professionals in New Zealand and offshore are very important to the business. Gina has become a thought leader in her field and a taxpayer advocate, a contributor of tax articles for the American Chamber of Commerce and occasional presenter on behalf of AMCHAM on topics such as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

NZUS Tax Specialists is based in the PWC building in downtown Auckland. If we can help take the stress out of your tax situation, please to drop in to see us. Alternatively, call our client relationship manager, to find out how we can help.

 

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Gina Gatchell CA(PP) EA
Chartered Accountant
IRS Enrolled Agent
Founder / Managing Director