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

Omnibus tax bill enacted

1 July 2014

Legislation introduced on 22 November 2013 in the Taxation (Annual Rates, Employee Allowances, and Remedial Matters) Bill received Royal assent on 30 June 2014. A special report on the new rules that deal with the taxation of employer-provided accommodation, accommodation payments, and other allowances and payments made by employers to cover employee expenditure is provided here in advance of full coverage of the new legislation in the August edition of the Tax Information Bulletin.  The new Act can be viewed at New Zealand Legislation.