About NZ US Tax Specialists

Managing Director and Chartered Accountant Gina Gatchell founded NZ US Tax Specialists in 2007 after identifying the need for specialist tax services for U.S. citizens residing in NZ.

Gina’s early career involved tax, accounting and auditing roles with NZ corporates including Air New Zealand, Vector and Vero Insurance.

She also held roles in public accountancy firms in Auckland.

Collectively, Gina gained experience across a range of roles in organisations of varying systems and complexity.

The launchpad for her career in U.S. taxation commenced at Peace Software NZ Ltd where she handled the expatriate tax requirements for employees on international assignments.

Gina’s areas of expertise include:

U.S. Individual Expatriation Taxation including:

U.S. expatriate citizens and residents living outside the U.S.

U.S. tax for non-resident aliens.

Expatriation from the U.S. tax system.

Foreign trust, financial account, company, partnership reporting and taxation.

U.S. estate and gift tax for U.S. citizens and non-resident aliens.

Streamlined Foreign & Domestic Offshore Procedures.

Relief Procedures for Certain Former U.S. Citizens.

U.S. retirement accounts.

U.S. disregarded entities.

U.S. tax treaties.

U.S. payroll and tax equalization.

U.S. Corporate International Taxation including:

U.S. Corporation formations, reorganization, acquisitions, and liquidations.

U.S. transfer pricing and global BEPS.

U.S. tax treaties.

U.S. outbound and inbound transactions.

NZ US Tax Specialists now serves clients throughout NZ and offshore and has built a reputation for quality services.

Memberships and Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand qualified January 2002 membership 2009812.
  • IRS Enrolled Agent qualified November 2011 licence 101153.
  • International Associate: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
  • AICPA Certificate in U.S. International Tax.
  • Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.


New Zealand’s Most Trustable Financial and Tax Consultant – 2022 – APAC Business Headlines.