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- proposed changes to the laws that Inland Revenue is responsible for
- updates on the progress of bills through Parliament
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Date Title
23 December 2010 GST legislation enacted
15 December 2010 SOP to the Student Loan Scheme Bill released
15 December 2010 Address to NZ/PNG Business Council
10 December 2010 GST bill passes
8 December 2010 RWT on trusts' interest income to be amended
7 December 2010 Budget-related measures added to GST Bill
1 December 2010 Hong Kong DTA signed
23 November 2010 Tax bill introduced
23 November 2010 Address to New Zealand Payroll Providers Association
23 November 2010 UOMI rates to change
19 November 2010 Address to Grosvenor end of year conference
17 November 2010 FEC reports back on GST Bill
16 November 2010 Minimum family tax credit rate to rise
13 November 2010 NZ-US double tax agreement comes into force
1 November 2010 Abolition of gift duty to go ahead
28 October 2010 Update to the tax policy work programme
26 October 2010 International tax bill introduced
12 October 2010 Qualifying company reforms: questions and answers
11 October 2010 Qualifying company reforms announced
8 October 2010 Tax treatment of demolition costs clarified
7 October 2010 Software Developers' Working Group launched
1 October 2010 GST zero-rating of emissions units transactions
30 September 2010 Extension to redundancy tax credit
16 September 2010 Minister’s address to Chambers of Commerce conference
15 September 2010 Government agrees to waive use of money interest
14 September 2010 Minister's speech to Eriksen's conference
8 September 2010 Legislation in the November 09 tax bill enacted
2 September 2010 Views sought on options for child support reforms
30 August 2010 Views sought on proposals to promote fairness
27 August 2010 Student loan bill introduced
25 August 2010 Supplementary order papers released
19 August 2010 RWT rates set to come down from 1 October
18 August 2010 Deemed rate of return set
16 August 2010 Income sharing bill introduced
13 August 2010 NZ-Singapore DTA enters into force
11 August 2010 Release of depreciation issues paper
10 August 2010 Government smoothes way for GST rate transition
5 August 2010 New tax bill closes GST “phoenix” fraud schemes
23 July 2010 Minister calls for feedback on the tax system
23 July 2010 Minister's speech to NZICA on opening the Auckland branch
8 July 2010 Feedback sought on disputes process proposals
21 June 2010 GST advisory panel website launched
10 June 2010 Government considers repeal of gift duty
9 June 2010 Government consults on changes to simplify the tax system
28 May 2010 Budget tax measures legislation enacted
21 May 2010 Parliament passes Budget tax bill
21 May 2010 GST advisory panel set up
20 May 2010 Budget tax bill introduced
20 May 2010 Budget 2010 tax announcements
19 May 2010 Tax bill reported back to Parliament
12 May 2010 NZ-Singapore DTA a step closer
29 April 2010 No tax on KiwiSaver first home subsidy
23 April 2010 NZ signs double tax agreement with Turkey
22 April 2010 Australia-NZ DTA - Competent authority determinations
14 April 2010 Issues paper released on taxation of foreign funds in PIEs
31 March 2010 Law change for PIE timing rules
29 March 2010 NZ to enter into tax agreement with Hong Kong
22 March 2010 Australia-NZ DTA comes into force
19 March 2010 IFA speech: new role for Rewrite Panel, views sought on non-portfolio FIFs
16 March 2010 TIEAs with Dominica, St Vincent and the Grenadines
25 February 2010 Student loan exemptions bill passes
22 February 2010 Interest-free student loans: charity named
17 February 2010 Finance Minister's economic policy update
16 February 2010 Australia-NZ DTA progresses
8 February 2010 PM signals tax reform changes
19 January 2010 Tax Working Group releases final report