Meet the team

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Sybrand van Schalkwyk

Sybrand van Schalkwyk

Sybrand joined Staples Rodway Tauranga in 2013 as a senior tax manager having spent two years with Staples Rodway in Christchurch. Sybrand enjoys advising a large range of clients. He also advises accounting and law firms in need of specialist tax advice, and a number of charitable organisations.
Sybrand's prior roles include:
Four years with big 4 accounting practices (including 2 years spent in the Channel Islands, UK);
Three years with Christchurch law firms specialising in taxation; and
Three years as a policy analyst advising the Government on Tax Policy working for the Inland Revenue Department.

  • International Tax issues - in-bound and out-bound investment, including Foreign Investment Funds, Foreign Superannuation, Controlled Foreign Companies, Interpretation of Tax Treaties, and the application of non-resident withholding tax;
  • Tax issues that arise from individuals migrating to or from New Zealand;
  • General business tax issues;
  • Goods and Services Tax issues - especially issues with buying and selling land;
  • Look through companies or LTCs - technical tax opinions and advice; and
  • Tax policy assistance - having worked in IRD Policy, Sybrand understands how to lobby on his clients' behalf.
  • Chartered Accountant - Institute of Chartered Accountants;
  • Bachelor of Commerce and LLB from the University of Canterbury;
  • Master of Laws (LLM) with first class honours - Victoria University of Wellington;
  • Past member of the New Zealand Law Society Taxation Committee; and
  • Advanced Diploma in International Taxation - Chartered Institute of Taxation UK.

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