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Aaron Thorn

Tax Partner and National R&D Incentives Leader - Christchurch

Aaron Thorn


Aaron is Deloitte’s National Research and Development Incentives Leader and has returned to New Zealand after over 12 years with Deloitte Australia specialising on the Australian R&D regime.

Aaron leads a national team of Tax legal, Technical Engineering staff, and R&D specialists experienced in foreign R&D regimes, ensuring a local and accessible R&D team who can help clients from across all key New Zealand industries.

Aaron has assisted some of the largest Australian and multi-national corporates claim under the Australian R&D system and successfully navigate the Revenue’s audit programme. He has experience working with clients establishing R&D systems, preparing claims, defending the claims and liaising with Government bodies necessary to provide a complete, effective R&D tax credit solution.

Areas of practice / sector groups
  • R&D tax credit regime
  • Manufacturing
  • Food technology and manufacture
  • Construction
  • Mining and Resources
  • Heavy engineering
  • Utilities
  • Defence
  • IT/Biotechnology
Memberships and qualifications
  • ICAA – Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Contact Aaron: 

Email Aaron or call him on +64 21 590 292

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