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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
6 September 2016 Hybrids discussion document released
1 September 2016 Update on employee share scheme proposals
19 August 2016 Government to remit late tax payment penalty for Hawke's Bay
16 August 2016 SOP to business tax bill released today
8 August 2016 Simpler business taxes, tighter foreign trust rules in new tax bill
28 July 2016 AEOI update
14 July 2016 Special report: Simplifying tax collection on employee share schemes
13 July 2016 Government’s response to Shewan Inquiry recommendations
7 July 2016 Feedback sought on investment income proposals
27 June 2016 Foreign trust inquiry recommendations and BEPS papers released
13 June 2016 Special report: Residential land withholding tax
1 June 2016 BT bill passes
26 May 2016 Budget 2016
18 May 2016 NZ joins country-by-country reporting
17 May 2016 Special report: GST on online services
12 May 2016 Feedback sought on employee share scheme proposals
10 May 2016 RLWT, and GST on online services tax bill passes third reading
3 May 2016 Omnibus tax bill introduced
13 April 2016 Prime Minister announces proposals to simplify business tax
5 April 2016 Special report: Cash out of research and development tax losses
21 March 2016 Business Transformation bill reported back
21 March 2016 Tax bill reported back
3 March 2016 Minister’s address to 2016 IFA conference
29 February 2016 Omnibus tax bill enacted
19 February 2016 AEOI consultation launched
17 February 2016 Omnibus tax bill passes third reading
28 January 2016 NZ-Samoa double tax agreement now in force