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- proposed changes to the laws that Inland Revenue is responsible for
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28 January 2016 NZ-Samoa double tax agreement now in force
17 February 2016 Omnibus tax bill passes third reading
19 February 2016 AEOI consultation launched
29 February 2016 Omnibus tax bill enacted
3 March 2016 Minister’s address to 2016 IFA conference
21 March 2016 Tax bill reported back
21 March 2016 Business Transformation bill reported back
5 April 2016 Special report: Cash out of research and development tax losses
13 April 2016 Prime Minister announces proposals to simplify business tax
3 May 2016 Omnibus tax bill introduced
10 May 2016 RLWT, and GST on online services tax bill passes third reading
12 May 2016 Feedback sought on employee share scheme proposals
17 May 2016 Special report: GST on online services
18 May 2016 NZ joins country-by-country reporting
26 May 2016 Budget 2016
1 June 2016 BT bill passes
13 June 2016 Special report: Residential land withholding tax
27 June 2016 Foreign trust inquiry recommendations and BEPS papers released
7 July 2016 Feedback sought on investment income proposals
13 July 2016 Government’s response to Shewan Inquiry recommendations
14 July 2016 Special report: Simplifying tax collection on employee share schemes
28 July 2016 AEOI update
8 August 2016 Simpler business taxes, tighter foreign trust rules in new tax bill
16 August 2016 SOP to business tax bill released today
19 August 2016 Government to remit late tax payment penalty for Hawke's Bay
1 September 2016 Update on employee share scheme proposals
6 September 2016 Hybrids discussion document released
30 September 2016 SOP to extend overseas student loan interest exemption released
21 October 2016 Further AEOI public information sessions announced
28 October 2016 More time for submissions on hybrid mismatch arrangements
3 November 2016 Next steps announced for simpler PAYE
8 November 2016 Tax policy work programme updated, Inland Revenue Regulatory Management Information released
17 November 2016 Minister's address to the CA ANZ annual conference
17 November 2016 Gang Intelligence Centre information sharing proposal
17 November 2016 Information sharing with MSD
21 November 2016 AEOI - Call for excluded entities and accounts submissions
22 November 2016 Quake relief measures
25 November 2016 Closely held companies bill reported back
28 November 2016 Business tax bill reported back
28 November 2016 OECD releases text of multilateral instrument to counter base erosion and profit shifting
8 December 2016 Further TAA consultation announced
14 December 2016 BEPS Cabinet paper released
15 December 2016 Faster GST refunds
21 December 2016 AEOI draft guidance document