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

GST changes now in effect

11 October 2000

GST changes enacted yesterday will affect most of the business community. Some of the changes reduce compliance costs for businesses, some close loopholes, and others clarify the legislation and generally improve its effectiveness. Most came into effect yesterday. For a summary of the changes, including those made after the Taxation (Annual Rates GST and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill was introduced, see GST changes.