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From time to time changes may occur that impact on your obligations or entitlements. Learn about the impact of these changes and any new services or assistance that you can access.
Date publishedTitle and description
31 March 2015 Veterans' Support Act 2014
  On 7 December 2014 the Veterans' Support Act 2014 ("the Act") replaced the War Pensions Act 1954 and the Veterans' Support Act 2014 will be implemented in two phases, as Scheme 1 and Scheme 2.
31 March 2015 Student loan annual rates for 2015-16
  The annual review of student loan interest, repayment threshold and significant over-deduction rates has been completed. All rate changes take effect on 1 April 2015.
31 March 2015 Changes to the KiwiSaver First Home deposit subsidy and withdrawals
  Effective 1 April 2015, Government has changed the rules around KiwiSaver HomeStart grants and KiwiSaver first home withdrawals.
31 March 2015 Changes to employee allowances
  Effective 1 April 2015, there are changes to the tax treatment of allowances that you might pay your employees.
26 February 2015 Legislation introduced for Research and Development
  The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2015-16, Research and Development, and Remedial Matters) Bill has been introduced into Parliament.
24 February 2015 Related parties' debt remission
  Currently it is the Commissioner of Inland Revenue's technical view that related party debt capitalisation can constitute tax avoidance. We are, however proposing legislative amendments to reverse this view in most cases, with retrospective effect.
13 February 2015 Drought on the east coast of the South Island
  On Thursday 12 February, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy declared that the drought in Central and North Otago, Canterbury and Marlborough is a medium-scale adverse event under the Primary Sector Recovery Policy framework.
28 November 2014 Orchardists affected by recent hailstorms
  We're aware hailstorms in many areas of New Zealand in November 2014 will cause financial issues for some orchardists.
12 November 2014 Briefing for the Incoming Minister of Revenue - 2014 released
  Revenue Minister Todd McClay today released Inland Revenue's Briefing for the Incoming Minister.
30 September 2014 Your payment options have changed
  If you pay Inland Revenue by cheque you need to be aware of changes.
14 August 2014 Taxpayers' Simplification Panel seeks customer views
  The Taxpayers’ Simplification Panel is part of the IR4U programme of better engaging with the public.
16 July 2014 Farmers affected by the Northland floods
  We have a range of support in place for customers affected by July's Northland floods. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy declared that the floods are a medium-sized adverse event.
14 July 2014 Working together for the Canterbury rebuild
  The Canterbury rebuild has an estimated cost of at least $40 billion and is the single biggest economic undertaking in New Zealand history.
01 July 2014 Changes clarifying when accommodation and employee allowances are non-taxable
  The Taxation (Annual Rates, Employee Allowances, and Remedial Matters) Act 2014 enacted on 30 June 2014 has introduced a number of changes to the tax treatment of employee allowances.
15 May 2014 Budget 2014 announcements
  The Government has announced the tax changes as part of Budget 2014.



Date published: 05 Oct 2004

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