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Date publishedTitle and description
20 May 2015 Budget 2015 announcements
  The Government has announced the tax changes as part of Budget 2015.
20 May 2015 Proposed: Removal of the Government KiwiSaver $1,000 contribution
 
30 April 2015 Use-of-money interest (UOMI) rate change
  Effective 8 May the UOMI rates on underpayments and overpayments of tax will change.
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.

 

 


Date published: 05 Oct 2004

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