About us

Tax Debt Sorted – NZ’s 100% Transparent Tax Debt Consultants

Our tax debt specialists are qualified tax lawyers and accountants who have a minimum of seven years’ experience working at the IRD.  We know the system. We can take care of your tax debt problem from start to finish. Talk to tax debt consultants who you can trust.

David Weaver – Founder

David’s unique knowledge and experience means that you can be assured of the best possible result for you. He is a qualified lawyer who has more than 14 years’ tax debt experience, and is the founder of Tax Debt Sorted. Having started his career with the IRD, David has many years’ experience advising IRD debt collection staff, and has represented the IRD in hundreds of tax cases, so he really does know both sides of the coin.

Since 2009, David has been working with New Zealand business owners who have found themselves with overwhelming tax debt. Using his knowledge of the tax law and of IRD procedures, he is able to successfully negotiate resolutions and help people and their business get back on track. David specialises in dealing with the legal aspects of tax debt and regularly appears on behalf of clients facing liquidation or bankruptcy.

With his unique knowledge and experience as a tax lawyer, David often advises other accountants and tax professionals on how best to assist their clients. He is also a regular presenter on the professional development programme run by Wolters Kluwer, New Zealand’s largest provider of tax information to accountants and lawyers.

Mechelle van Rhyn – Personal Assistant

Mechelle joined the Tax Debt Sorted team from the insurance industry and is the glue that holds the team together.  Mechelle is the friendly voice you hear at the end of the line when you call.  With a strong background in administration and the mother of three wonderful children – she is no stranger to managing stressful situations, so rest assured you are in good hands.

Toni Nickalls – Legal Executive

Toni has over 15 years experience as a legal executive and has been with Tax Debt Sorted from the start. Toni is a valued member of the team and brings a bubbly vibe to the office.

Jess – the tax cat

Jess is one of the most important members of our team. She keeps us all sane and often reminds us that tax is not as important as a pat or a cuddle. Jess came to us from the SPCA, and most of the time can be found lounging around the office.