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- proposed changes to the laws that Inland Revenue is responsible for
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Date Title
19 December 2003 Rewrite bill reported back to Parliament
19 December 2003 Retirement income report recommends tax changes
16 December 2003 Student loan repayment, interest write-off thresholds rise
16 December 2003 Taxing offshore portfolio equity investments
11 December 2003 FBT discussion document released
10 December 2003 NZ and Chile sign double tax agreement
2 December 2003 Free post envelopes from next year
25 November 2003 New tax legislation enacted
18 November 2003 FBT on low-interest loans down
13 November 2003 Issues paper: Tax treatment of loans and forward contracts in a foreign currency
12 November 2003 Qualifying trust status amendment to be added to bill
11 November 2003 Reducing tax barriers to recruitment to NZ
11 November 2003 Select committee reports on taxation bill
6 November 2003 Double tax agreement with UK to be updated
29 October 2003 Tax changes to encourage venture capital
28 October 2003 New chairman for tax act 'Rewrite' panel
21 October 2003 Changes made to NRCWT rules
17 October 2003 Closing date near for feedback on small business proposals
10 October 2003 International tax proposals announced
23 September 2003 New double tax agreement with United Arab Emirates
18 September 2003 Tax rules for non-resident contractors to be simplified
17 September 2003 "Making tax easier for small businesses"
9 September 2003 Small business research findings released
28 August 2003 Parliament to consider more progressive SSCWT rate
25 August 2003 FBT rate for low-interest loans down
25 August 2003 Massey compliance cost survey released
6 August 2003 Spotlight on "tax-free" investment products
4 August 2003 New withholding rate for film industry production contractors
28 July 2003 More time for consideration of "Rewrite" bill
21 July 2003 GST law on payments to local authorities to be clarified
4 July 2003 Revenue Minister speaks on tax matters
3 July 2003 Closing date for bill submissions announced
2 July 2003 Private sector R & D group reports
2 July 2003 Discussion document on tax dispute process released
1 July 2003 Government update on compliance cost reduction
23 June 2003 Trans-Tasman imputation bill introduced
13 June 2003 Tax pooling launched
26 May 2003 Government to close "masthead" loophole
26 May 2003 Deemed rate of return, FBT rate for low-interest loans decrease
26 May 2003 NZAID grants transferred to overseas development programmes exempted from GST
15 May 2003 Budget 2003: tax-related announcements
29 April 2003 SSCWT, GST legislation announced
15 April 2003 Tax issues paper on asset transfers released
8 April 2003 Family Assistance: extra payday problem to be resolved
3 April 2003 Imputation rules to be amended to accommodate tax pooling
25 March 2003 Tax bills passed
7 March 2003 Revenue Minister speaks to International Fiscal Assn
5 March 2003 Charities Commission to be set up by next year
28 February 2003 Second reading for taxation bill
27 February 2003 Submissions on Income Tax Bill close on 24 April
25 February 2003 Student loan interest rate to stay at 7%
24 February 2003 FBT review: government reports on consultation
24 February 2003 Student loan interest rate stays at 7%
19 February 2003 Changes to trans-Tasman imputation law announced
3 February 2003 OECD model tax treaty updated