“Our experience, networks and expertise facilitate excellent outcomes for clients”

As a professional independent firm, we have been providing specialist tax and advocacy services to our clients since 2002.  We are based in Wellington, New Zealand and advise clients throughout New Zealand and internationally.

Your tax and related issues are personally managed by Jeff Owens with the support of a select group of senior specialist advisors who all have in-depth knowledge of New Zealand tax and a working knowledge of international tax regimes and principles.

Principal – Jeff Owens


Jeff Owens is the managing director of Owens Tax Advisors Limited and has led this boutique tax consultancy firm since its inception in 2002.

With over 30 years in tax and business advisory roles, Jeff has extensive experience in influencing and interpreting tax policy and rules, as well as applying it in practice.  He has also developed and maintained effective networks with Inland Revenue’s offices around New Zealand, senior officials in Inland Revenue and other government agencies, Members of Parliament and many other business associates.

Jeff started his tax accounting career at Ernst & Young (previously Arthur Young) in 1986, followed by eight years (1994-2002) as Tax Director of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.  There he led a team representing members’ and the public interest in achieving major beneficial changes to the New Zealand tax system, before setting up Owens Tax Advisors.

Jeff is a frequent commentator on topical tax matters and well-known through his various public presentations, published articles, and media comment. He holds public practice status with CPA Australia [NZ] and ATAINZ.

You can contact Jeff directly on jeff@owenstax.com or mobile +64 29 972 8944.


Qualifications & Professional Memberships

Bachelor of Commerce (1987 University of Canterbury)
Professional MembershipsMembership PeriodPublic Practice Certification
NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA)1990 – 2011 (resigned)2002 – 2011 (resigned)
International Fiscal Association (IFA)2003 – presentN/A
Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of NZ (ATAINZ)2009 – present2009 – present
CPA Australia2006 – present (2017 Fellowship)2012 – present