Inland Revenue - Tax policy Tax Policy

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

Land Transfer Amendment Bill and Tax Administration Amendment Bill

As at 18 March 2016

Parliament information on the Bill

New Zealand Legislation


The property tax rules changed on 1 October 2015. If you’re buying or selling a property visit Inland Revenue's changes to property rules page to find out what you need to know and do.

The Tax Information Bulletin Volume 27, No 10, November 2015 includes detailed analysis of the legislation.


Note: The Taxation (Land Information and Offshore Persons Information) Bill was split on 9 September 2015 by SOP 166 into two bills:

Stage before Parliament Date
Introduction 22 June 2015
First reading 25 June 2015
Closing date for submissions 9 July 2015
Presentation/report back 14 August 2015
Second reading (report back debate) 8 September 2015
Committee of the whole House 9 September 2015
Third reading 10 September 2015
Assent 22 September 2015