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

Consultation

An officials’ issues paper, Residential land withholding tax, seeks public feedback on proposals for a residential land withholding tax.

The proposed withholding tax is intended to help improve tax compliance among property speculators, and would work in conjunction with the Government’s other property tax compliance measures announced as part of Budget 2015.

Submissions close on 2 October 2015.

A summary of the Residential land withholding tax issues paper, available at SlideShare.

Alternative formats available for the summary: PDF (3.68 MB), PowerPoint (412 KB).

A Government discussion document, GST: Cross-border services, intangibles and goods, seeks feedback on proposals for the collection of GST on online purchases of services and intangibles. It also discusses the collection of GST on low-value imported goods.

Submissions close on 25 September 2015.

A summary of the GST: Cross-border services, intangibles and goods discussion document, available at SlideShare.

Alternative formats available for the summary: PDF (518 KB), PowerPoint (1.08 MB).