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- proposed changes to the laws that Inland Revenue is responsible for
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17 December 2009 Big year for tax treaty negotiations
16 December 2009 No change to student loan repayment threshold
16 December 2009 Tax crucial part of capital markets reform
11 December 2009 Issues paper on income splitting released
10 December 2009 NZ-Belgium DTA protocol signed
9 December 2009 Guidelines for Schedule 32 inclusion
9 December 2009 Legislation in the July 09 tax bill enacted
1 December 2009 NZ signs TIEA with St Kitts
30 November 2009 Update of US-NZ DTA progresses
27 November 2009 Rate alignment bill passes
25 November 2009 Tax Working Group: session 5 papers
24 November 2009 Urgent measures to be added to bill
24 November 2009 Minimum family tax credit rises
24 November 2009 FBT rate for low-interest loans down
24 November 2009 NZ signs TIEA with the Bahamas
19 November 2009 Tax bill introduced
12 November 2009 Revenue Minister speech to payroll conference
10 November 2009 Revenue Minister's policy update
9 November 2009 Tax bill reported back to Parliament
5 November 2009 Trans-Tasman super portability in bill
5 November 2009 Proposed changes to GST rules on land sales
28 October 2009 More time for submissions on AIL, NRWT
22 October 2009 Deemed rate of return down
21 October 2009 Tax Working Group papers released
19 October 2009 Finance Minister's speech to NZICA
16 October 2009 Revenue Minister's speech to NZICA
15 October 2009 Special report: associated persons
14 October 2009 Special report: GST & emissions trading
13 October 2009 Special report: R&D tax credit changes
13 October 2009 Special report: payroll giving
13 October 2009 Special report: CFCs & foreign dividends
6 October 2009 Legislation in July 08 bill enacted
2 October 2009 More Tax Working Group papers released
2 October 2009 Govt to consult with tour operators
25 September 2009 Revenue Minister's tax policy update
18 September 2009 Student loan changes to proceed
18 September 2009 Major tax bill passes
17 September 2009 Student loan repayment bonus bill passes
17 September 2009 AIL, NRWT and the bond market
28 August 2009 Minister welcomes Families Commission paper on care of children
21 August 2009 NZ, Singapore sign new DTA
19 August 2009 Further measures added to tax bill
18 August 2009 Tax Working Group papers released
14 August 2009 NZ signs three more TIEAs
12 August 2009 Law change to clarify inbound tourism GST
4 August 2009 Student loan bill introduced
31 July 2009 Views sought on binding rulings law
30 July 2009 Govt to mitigate 'building' interpretation
28 July 2009 NZ signs TIEA with Jersey, Isle of Man
22 July 2009 NZ, Guernsey sign TIEA
21 July 2009 RWT focus of new tax bill
16 July 2009 Super portability agreement signed
10 July 2009 NZ, Cook Islands sign TIEA
7 July 2009 Investment & income tax rates to be aligned
7 July 2009 Australia-NZ super portability on agenda
30 June 2009 Tax bill reported back to Parliament
29 June 2009 New Australia-NZ DTA signed
25 June 2009 Views sought on PDP tax law changes
24 June 2009 Final GST extension for eight local authorities
24 June 2009 Govt consults on student loan changes
23 June 2009 More on UOMI rate changes
22 June 2009 Use-of-money interest rates down
22 June 2009 FBT rates fall for low-interest loans
2 June 2009 Budget tax measures legislation enacted
28 May 2009 Budget tax bill introduced
28 May 2009 Budget 2009 Tax announcements
15 May 2009 Revenue Minister's tax policy update
13 May 2009 Exemption for offshore oil & gas exploration extended
8 May 2009 Tax Working Group set up
28 April 2009 Student loan repayment bonus bill introduced
16 April 2009 Govt to clarify taxation of PDPs
1 April 2009 Many better off under FDR rules - Dunne
31 March 2009 NZ, Bermuda to sign TIEA
30 March 2009 New legislation enacted
26 March 2009 Business Tax Measures Bill passed
25 March 2009 Minister seeks application date deferral
20 March 2009 Govt announces tax policy work programme
12 March 2009 Minister welcomes changes to thresholds
9 March 2009 Business tax measures bill reported back
6 March 2009 ETC square-up should not proceed: Dunne
23 February 2009 Student loan interest rate for 2009-10
11 February 2009 New Zealand tax reform - where to next?
10 February 2009 Business tax measures bill introduced
4 February 2009 Govt announces tax measures to help businesses