The Tax Lady was formed in 1996 by Carol Rankin and she ran the business from the billiard room in her Stokes Valley residence. In 2007 two of her staff, Ian and Maria, took over the business as she eased into retirement. Wanting to retain the personal service provided by Carol they stayed on in her premises for a further four years before expanding the business and moving to a new processing office in Silverstream, keeping the Dixon St Office to enable appointments in town where a lot of our clients are based. For your initial appointment you will either meet with Ian or Maria.
After working for the P&O Group for 24 years in accounting, completing her Diploma in Business Studies and then seeing her twin boys through their early childhood, Maria came to help The Tax Lady out for a few weeks in 2004 and never left.
If not here Maria would be "in Tuscany eating olives and drinking good red wine"
Ian has been associated with The Tax Lady since 1996 and joined the staff in April 2003 when DOS was still used to do GST returns. He has a diverse range of clients and is knowledgeable in all areas of income tax legislation.
If not here Ian would be "on a World Trip preferably the Queen Mary II bumping into 'widowed billionaires'"
Viv joined The Tax Lady back in February 2003. She is our expert on GST and prepares most of the GST returns for our clients, especially the tricky ones who have withholding tax that needs reconciling with IRD. Viv has experience in small business accounting and outside of work she takes an active role in her boys recreational activities.
If not here Viv would be "seeing the world, one beach at a time"
Gemma joined us in February 2008 and is our Guru with MYOB Accountants Office software and has a keen interest in Xero. She prepares Financial Accounts and Income Tax returns for our wide variety of clients.
If not here Gemma would be "in Costa Rica volunteering at a sea turtle conservation project with lots of sun, sand and no shoes"'
Tanya joined our team in June 2017. Tanya is originally from South Africa and has a background in Auditing and Accounting.
If not here Tanya is not here she would be "At a cafe in Paris watching the world pass her by"
Clare Kynaston (Taxation Consultant)
Clare joined our team in October 2018. Clare moved to New Zealand from England and has a background in accounting.
If not here Clare would be "having a walk on the Great Wall of China with her boys"
Susan joined our team in October 2019. Susan moved to New Zealand from Ireland and has a background in Administration and Client Service Coordination.
If not here Susan would be"" Bungee Jumping and Skydiving all around New Zealand.
Celine has been with The Tax Lady since 2013 and works on the Administration of the office.
If not here Celine would be "Shopping"
Adrienne joined us in January 2013. With many years experience in the Accounting industry her expertise is with Bank Link and preparing Financial Accounts and Income Tax returns for our wide variety of clients. Adrienne is now retired but does come in to help out with a few tasks every so often.
If not here Adrienne would be "spending has much time as possible travelling with an unlimited supply of funds"
Lui is the most recent part of the team and comes in to the office every other day or afternoon. Lui loves to greet all of our clients at the door as they come in.
Woollie (Office Cat) - Now deceased
Woollie started coming to work after breaking his leg and he has kept turning up for work on time ever since. He loves sorting papers to best suit his nap time requirements and offering stress relief for staff and clients!
If not here Woollie would be "sleeping in the sun in between chasing the occasional rabbit"