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- proposed changes to the laws that Inland Revenue is responsible for
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Date Title
11 November 2011 Speech to NZICA
10 November 2011 NZ-Hong Kong DTA in force
11 October 2011 Earthquake relief provisions extended
5 October 2011 Child Support bill introduced
3 October 2011 Submissions to Rewrite Advisory Panel requested
14 September 2011 Tax bill introduced
7 September 2011 Student Loan Scheme Amendment Bill introduced
1 September 2011 Gift duty and foreign investment PIEs special reports
30 August 2011 Legislation enacted
23 August 2011 Views sought on GST business-to-business proposals
22 August 2011 Child support changes to go ahead
18 August 2011 Issues papers released today
18 August 2011 Parliament passes tax bill
17 August 2011 Student Loan Scheme Bill passes
12 August 2011 NZ-Turkey DTA now in force
12 August 2011 Lower NRWT rates for business with Chile and Mexico
11 August 2011 SOP to November bill released
28 July 2011 Student loans bill reported back
13 July 2011 Further relief for Canterbury
7 July 2011 Summary of child support submissions released
22 June 2011 Software development costs
20 June 2011 November 2010 tax bill reported back
14 June 2011 SOP tabled
9 June 2011 Speech to KPMG Tax Conference
3 June 2011 Global Forum report on NZ tax system released
31 May 2011 FBT rate for low-interest loans down
26 May 2011 Earthquake tax legislation enacted
25 May 2011 Budget tax measures legislation enacted
23 May 2011 Parliament passes earthquake measures tax bill
20 May 2011 Budget bill passed
19 May 2011 Budget tax bill introduced
19 May 2011 Budget 2011 tax announcements
11 May 2011 Deemed rate of return set
10 May 2011 International bill reported back
4 May 2011 Earthquake bill tabled
12 April 2011 Further earthquake relief measures
5 April 2011 New rules for non-resident PIE investors
28 March 2011 Decisions on earthquake tax relief announced
23 March 2011 Tax relief for Australian donors to earthquake appeal
23 March 2011 Income-sharing bill reported back
17 March 2011 Speech to EMA annual payroll conference
16 March 2011 Minister to consider further earthquake issues
11 March 2011 Speech to IFA
8 March 2011 Speech to Tax Agents Institute of NZ
25 February 2011 Tax relief measures for quake victims