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News and information about the Government's tax policy work programme, including:
- 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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Date Title
2 July 2015 NZ-Canada double tax agreement now in force
30 June 2015 Bill to pave way for simpler tax system
29 June 2015 Relief for taxpayers affected by last week’s floods
29 June 2015 Feedback sought on proposed bright-line test
25 June 2015 Property tax rules bill referred to select committee
23 June 2015 Property tax rules bill introduced
27 May 2015 Budget 2015 KiwiSaver changes enacted
23 May 2015 Budget 2015 KiwiSaver changes passed
22 May 2015 Extra funding for IRD compliance activities
21 May 2015 Budget bill introduced – changes to in-work tax credit
21 May 2015 Budget bill introduced – repeal of KiwiSaver kick-start
21 May 2015 SOP to the February tax bill released – changes to address child support debt
21 May 2015 Budget 2015
17 May 2015 Budget 2015 – property compliance proposals announced
7 May 2015 NRWT issues paper released
1 April 2015 UOMI rates updated
1 April 2015 Feedback sought on simplifying tax collection for employee share schemes
31 March 2015 KiwiSaver HomeStart Bill enacted
31 March 2015 Launch of modernisation consultation
26 March 2015 KiwiSaver HomeStart Bill passes
16 March 2015 Taxation (KiwiSaver HomeStart and Remedial Matters) Bill reported back
13 March 2015 IFA 2015 – release of work programme
6 March 2015 Speech to ATAINZ conference
26 February 2015 Bill clarifies GST-bodies corporate rules
26 February 2015 Omnibus tax bill introduced
24 February 2015 Feedback sought on proposed changes to related parties debt remission rules
12 February 2015 Drought relief measure for affected farmers