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News and information about the Government's tax policy work programme, including:
- proposed changes to the laws that Inland Revenue is responsible for
- updates on the progress of bills through Parliament
- policy announcements

Tax policy news

26 March 2015

The Taxation (KiwiSaver HomeStart and Remedial Matters) Bill passed its third reading today and now awaits Royal assent. For more information see the media statement.

16 March 2015

The Taxation (KiwiSaver HomeStart and Remedial Matters) Bill, introduced on 1 December 2014, was reported back to Parliament on Friday 13 March 2015. For more information see the bill as reported back and the officials’ report on submissions received.

13 March 2015

At the International Fiscal Association conference today, the Minister of Revenue announced the Government’s tax policy work programme. The new work programme continues the focus on three main areas:

- Inland Revenue’s transformation programme;
- BEPS and international tax reform; and
- further improvements and enhancements to tax and social policy within the broad-base, low rate (BBLR) policy framework.

For more information, see the Minister’s speech, the announced work programme and planned consultation for 2015 (subject to Government approval).

6 March 2015

The focus of the Minister of Revenue’s opening address to the Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand’s annual conference was tax administration and the Government’s programme for simplifying and modernising it. For more information see the Minister’s speech.

26 February 2015

Measures to clarify the GST position of bodies corporate were introduced in the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2015–16, Research and Development, and Remedial Matters) Bill today. For more information see the Minister of Revenue’s media statement.

Highlights

The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2015–16, Research and Development, and Remedial Matters)...

An officials’ issues paper released today seeks feedback on proposed changes to make the...