About Us

Mark Keating – LLB, MTaxS (Hons), LLM

Mark Keating is a barrister specialising in tax law with over 20 years experience. He specialises in Good and Services Tax, S.M.E. tax matters and tax administration (particularly resolving tax disputes or debt issues with Inland Revenue).

He graduated LLB and MTaxS (Hons) from the University of Auckland, and LLM from Cornell Law School in New York.

From 1996-2006 he was a Senior Consultant Solicitor for Inland Revenue’s specialist aggressive tax investigations teams. In 2009 he was a consultant to Crown Law working on large scale tax avoidance litigation. Since 2010 Mark has represented private clients in their dealings with Inland Revenue.

From 2005 to 2017 Mark also taught tax law as a Senior Lecturer in the University of Auckland Business School. He quite literally wrote the book on Tax Disputes with IRD and also co-authored the book GST in New Zealand. Mark has also had numerous articles published in both academic and professional journals and has presented to numerous conferences. He is a regularly media commentator on tax matters. Mark’s published articles and media items can be found in the publications and media tabs above.

As a practicing Barrister all communications and advice is subject to legal professional privilege, meaning we can speak openly about the situation and options available to clients. Clients include:

* accounting firms that do not operate their own tax function and need fast, specialised tax advice for their clients

* law firms and litigators that cannot provide specialist tax advice

* high net worth individuals who need bespoke tax planning services

* private clients who need professional assistance in their dealings with Inland Revenue

Clients can be assured they will be dealing directly with Mark and receive his personal service to help them achieve the best possible tax result.