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- proposed changes to the laws that Inland Revenue is responsible for
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Date Title
21 December 2007 Special report on R&D tax credit legislation
21 December 2007 Special report on KiwiSaver changes
20 December 2007 Tax legislation enacted
14 December 2007 Reform of life insurance tax rules proposed
12 December 2007 Parliament passes tax bills
11 December 2007 Income Tax Act 2007 amended
11 December 2007 Proposed KiwiSaver legislation fine-tuned
11 December 2007 Govt introduces redundancy payment rebate
11 December 2007 Finance lease amendments added to bill
11 December 2007 Student loan repayment threshold rises
6 December 2007 Climate change legislation introduced
5 December 2007 Limited Partnerships Bill reported back
5 December 2007 Reducing tax compliance costs for SMEs
4 December 2007 NZ in top ten of easiest tax systems
4 December 2007 Austria-NZ DTA comes into force
4 December 2007 Further consultation on international reforms
27 November 2007 Discussion document on payroll giving released
26 November 2007 Petroleum mining tax changes considered
20 November 2007 Paper seeks views on tax-free employer payments
15 November 2007 Select committee reports on tax bill
13 November 2007 Minimum family income tax credit to rise
8 November 2007 UK-NZ DTA to be updated
2 November 2007 Income Tax Act 2007 enacted
1 November 2007 Tax law on volunteers' payments under review
30 October 2007 NZ, Czech Republic sign DTA
26 October 2007 Govt explores further tax incentives for charitable donations
26 October 2007 Govt tax policy work programme announced
25 October 2007 Parliament passes Income Tax Bill
24 October 2007 Tax-free relocation expenses, overtime meal allowances
12 October 2007 Views sought on active income exemption for CFCs
9 October 2007 Govt seeks more time for tax scheme legislation
24 September 2007 Emissions trading scheme tax issues
5 September 2007 Govt to close PIE tax loopholes
5 September 2007 Responsible investment disclosure for KiwiSaver
3 September 2007 FBT on low-interest loans up
22 August 2007 Charities eligible for employer tax credit
21 August 2007 Changes to Income Tax Bill
16 August 2007 Speech: Tax & economic transformation
13 August 2007 Further KiwiSaver technical changes
7 August 2007 Bill introduces partnership reforms
23 July 2007 Deemed rate of return set
17 July 2007 Income Tax Bill reported back
2 July 2007 KiwiSaver technical change to be made
28 June 2007 Budget 2007 information release
20 June 2007 Govt moves on overseas asset lease schemes
14 June 2007 Mexico-NZ DTA comes into force
13 June 2007 Views on compliance costs sought
11 June 2007 Latest KiwiSaver regulations
29 May 2007 Speech - tax policy update
28 May 2007 FBT on low-interest loans rises
23 May 2007 FEC sets submission closing date
22 May 2007 Urgent legislation enacted
22 May 2007 Speech - tax & charitable giving
17 May 2007 Tax bills introduced
17 May 2007 Budget 2007 tax announcements
3 May 2007 Finance Minister on Budget tax package
29 March 2007 'Associated persons' under review
29 March 2007 Student loan changes enacted
27 March 2007 Technical changes for savings reforms
22 March 2007 Student loan scheme bill passes
20 March 2007 IFRS tax changes announced
7 March 2007 Law changes to relax tax penalties
7 March 2007 Life insurance submission date change
2 March 2007 NZ, Netherlands Antilles sign agreement
2 March 2007 Minister of Revenue speech to IFA
27 February 2007 Life insurance tax reform: stage 2
27 February 2007 Student loan bill reported back
26 February 2007 Student loan regulations
23 February 2007 More on offshore investment changes
12 February 2007 Use-of-money interest rates to rise
1 February 2007 More time for submissions
29 January 2007 Australia-NZ DTA to be updated
25 January 2007 Tax on Cullen-Costello agenda