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- proposed changes to the laws that Inland Revenue is responsible for
- updates on the progress of bills through Parliament
- policy announcements

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10 February 2014 NZ-PNG tax agreement in force
18 February 2014 Amendment to Foreign Super bill announced
21 February 2014 Foreign super bill passes
27 February 2014 New legislation enacted
28 February 2014 Convention on tax assistance to enter into force
7 March 2014 Student loan bill passes
13 March 2014 Changes to financial reporting requirements
14 March 2014 Address to IFA
8 April 2014 Special report: Changes to the taxation of foreign superannuation
15 April 2014 Employee allowances bill reported back
17 April 2014 Tax conference announced
7 May 2014 NZ-Viet Nam DTA enters into force
15 May 2014 Budget 2014
15 May 2014 Budget bill tabled – changes to the parental tax credit
15 May 2014 Budget bill tabled – repeal of cheque duty
16 May 2014 Parliament passes Budget 2014 parental tax credit changes
16 May 2014 Cheque duty repealed
21 May 2014 Budget tax bills enacted
27 May 2014 Omnibus tax bill passes second reading
28 May 2014 Info sharing to fight serious crime
29 May 2014 FBT rate for low-interest loans up
5 June 2014 Special report: cheque duty repeal
6 June 2014 Govt seeks feedback on proposals to clarify GST treatment of bodies corporate
9 June 2014 Rewrite panel to be disestablished
12 June 2014 Intergovernmental agreement signed
12 June 2014 Speech to 21st century tax conference
19 June 2014 Omnibus tax bill passes
26 June 2014 Deemed rate of return set for 2013-14
1 July 2014 Omnibus tax bill enacted
3 July 2014 Tax pooling rules to be amended
15 July 2014 IRD announces relief for Northland farmers
24 July 2014 Address to BDO national tax conference
29 October 2014 Timetable for automatic exchange of information announced
31 October 2014 Address to CAANZ tax conference
12 November 2014 BIM released
17 November 2014 Minimum family tax credit to rise next year
26 November 2014 Officials’ reports released
2 December 2014 Rewrite panel now disestablished
4 December 2014 Taxation (KiwiSaver HomeStart and Remedial Matters) Bill has first reading
5 December 2014 Review of tax pooling
18 December 2014 New measure to counter tax evasion begins next year