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- proposed changes to the laws that Inland Revenue is responsible for
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Date Title
16 December 2002 Income thresholds for student loan repayments and interest write-offs to rise
15 December 2002 Higher threshold for automatic release of income tax refunds
11 December 2002 Wool Industry Restructuring Bill: tax issues
9 December 2002 Closing date near for comments on FBT review
8 December 2002 Select committee reports on tax bill
3 December 2002 "Rewrite bill" available on line
2 December 2002 Submissions on "GST and financial services" close this week
27 November 2002 More time for FDI submissions - now 6 December
26 November 2002 Closing date near for submissions on analysis of FDI proposal
18 November 2002 FBT rate for low-interest loans down
12 November 2002 "Rewrite" bill introduced
6 November 2002 Consultation begins on tax compliance costs
29 October 2002 Views sought on fringe benefit tax review
20 October 2002 New Act available here
16 October 2002 Tax legislation enacted
10 October 2002 Tax policy role in growth and innovation
9 October 2002 Government announces tax policy work programme
7 October 2002 GST and financial services - discussion document released
9 September 2002 Free on-line access to New Zealand legislation
29 August 2002 Tax briefing papers released
20 August 2002 FBT rate for low-interest loans to rise
2 July 2002 Compliance cost, simplification stocktake
20 June 2002 Minister on the economy, tax policy work programme
13 June 2002 Bills to be carried over
12 June 2002 Second report from charities working party
30 May 2002 Tax and privilege changes proposed
28 May 2002 Tax change for superyacht crews
28 May 2002 Bill reported back to Parliament
24 May 2002 Tribute to Sir Ivor Richardson
23 May 2002 Tax highlights of Budget 2002
23 May 2002 Bill submissions close on 28 June
21 May 2002 Deemed rate of return, FBT for low-interest loans increase
14 May 2002 Tax bill introduced
13 May 2002 Tax and charities changes announced
19 April 2002 OECD names unco-operative tax havens
16 April 2002 Niue next to co-operate with OECD tax haven work
11 April 2002 Reform of Maori authority tax rules announced
28 March 2002 Cook Islands to co-operate with OECD tax haven work
26 March 2002 Double tax agreement with Philippines being updated
22 March 2002 Government proposes GST changes for financial services
20 March 2002 Income Tax Act rewrite: submission deadline near
14 March 2002 Tax-related changes to paid parental leave bill recommended
13 March 2002 School board trustee fees: tax treatment to be simplified
7 March 2002 KPMG's corporate tax survey: our note
6 March 2002 Minister on NZ economy, trans-Tasman business law
5 March 2002 Trans-Tasman "triangular tax": discussion document released
1 March 2002 Charities working party reports
28 February 2002 Requirements for non-resident contractors simplified
26 February 2002 Total student loan interest rate stays at 7%
25 February 2002 FBT interest rate for low-interest loans down
18 February 2002 Problem gambling levy to be introduced
17 February 2002 Double tax agreement with South Africa signed
23 January 2002 No changes in taxation of retirement savings
13 January 2002 Mass-marketed tax schemes: issues paper released for comment