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- proposed changes to the laws that Inland Revenue is responsible for
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Date Title
22 December 2004 Tax legislation enacted
21 December 2004 Student loan income thresholds rise
20 December 2004 Bill submissions close on 28 February
30 November 2004 Securities lending - discussion document
29 November 2004 FBT rate for low-interest loans to rise
25 November 2004 Consultation on proposed foreign trust policy
16 November 2004 Stobo report on taxing investment income
16 November 2004 Banks focus of new tax bill
27 October 2004 GST on financial, imported services - guidelines
15 October 2004 Michael Cullen speech to ICANZ
14 October 2004 'Doing business with Australia' - speech
29 September 2004 Tax compliance costs to be surveyed
23 September 2004 ITA rewrite - Part I, Treatment of tax losses
23 September 2004 More consultation on changes for NZ-based foreign trusts
23 September 2004 Gas exploration change to cover development, seismic ships
22 September 2004 Changes to depreciation rules in November bill
22 September 2004 Select committee reports on March tax bill
21 September 2004 New tax rules for foreign-owned banks
15 September 2004 Savings Product Working Group reports
14 September 2004 Privilege for tax advice to be extended
25 August 2004 Gas exploration tax change announced
24 August 2004 FBT rate for low-interest loans to rise
23 August 2004 Updated Netherlands DTA in force
18 August 2004 1 Oct deadline for amnesty submissions
17 August 2004 Countering industry-wide evasion with limited amnesties
16 August 2004 More on environmental expenditure changes
5 August 2004 Minister speaks on property depreciation rules
4 August 2004 Changes to treatment of environmental costs
2 August 2004 GST reforms to apply from 1 January
2 August 2004 Deemed rate of return down
29 July 2004 United Arab Emirates DTA in force
27 July 2004 New requirements for foreign trusts in NZ
23 July 2004 South Africa DTA, new UK protocol in force
12 July 2004 Depreciation issues paper released
7 July 2004 Taxation of investment income - chair appointed
1 July 2004 Death and distribution rules to be clarified
24 June 2004 Relationships (Statutory References) Bill
21 June 2004 South Africa DTA in force soon
14 June 2004 Measures to boost gas exploration
4 June 2004 'Working for families' law enacted
3 June 2004 New Determinations G9C and G14B
31 May 2004 Submissions on further flood legislation
27 May 2004 Budget 2004 - tax issues
24 May 2004 FBT rate for low-interest loans rises
17 May 2004 Submissions on unit trust changes
13 May 2004 Savings product group members appointed
12 May 2004 Unit trust loophole to be closed
7 May 2004 New Income Tax Act enacted
8 April 2004 Parliament passes 'Rewrite' bill
29 March 2004 Tax bill introduced
24 March 2004 Review of tax laws for trading banks
23 March 2004 Charities Bill introduced
18 March 2004 Disaster relief act now available
17 March 2004 Disaster relief legislation enacted
5 March 2004 Govt tax policy work programme updated
4 March 2004 Flood relief law changes announced
2 March 2004 First-year provisional tax discount
26 February 2004 Deadline for FBT submissions extended
24 February 2004 Student loan interest rate stays at 7%
23 February 2004 FBT rate for low-interest loans up
30 January 2004 Cullen and Costello on trans-Tasman co-operation
29 January 2004 Govt to consult on tax treatment of fruit trees and vines