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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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Date Title
9 December 2015 Tax bill passes first reading
27 November 2015 New rate for calculating FBT on low-interest loans
27 November 2015 Minimum family tax credit to rise for 2016–17 tax year
19 November 2015 NZPPA conference
19 November 2015 Address to CAANZ annual conference
18 November 2015 Special report: new bright-line test
16 November 2015 Bright-line bill enacted
16 November 2015 2014-15 deemed rate of return set
16 November 2015 November tax bill introduced
12 November 2015 Bright-line bill passes
11 November 2015 Second round of simplification proposals launched
4 November 2015 “Bright-line” tax bill passes 2nd reading
3 November 2015 SOP to R&D tax bill introduces technical changes
21 October 2015 Tax bill proposals to support innovation
21 October 2015 Omnibus tax bill passes second reading
20 October 2015 Bright-line bill reported back
15 October 2015 FATCA competent authority arrangements now in place
14 October 2015 First business transformation bill passes first reading
6 October 2015 Finalised BEPS action plan released
23 September 2015 Assent for new property tax legislation
17 September 2015 Officials call for feedback on proposed GST rule fixes
15 September 2015 Loss grouping issues paper released
10 September 2015 Property tax bills receive third reading
9 September 2015 Bright-line bill passes first reading
8 September 2015 Closely held company taxation issues
4 September 2015 Omnibus tax bill reported back
3 September 2015 Debt remission proposals to proceed
31 August 2015 Feedback sought on residential land withholding tax
24 August 2015 “Bright-line” tax bill introduced
18 August 2015 Feedback sought on GST and online purchases paper
14 August 2015 Property tax rules bill reported back
8 July 2015 DTA with Samoa signed
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