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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
18 October 2018 Proposed new rules for GST on low-value imported goods announced
17 October 2018 SOP to June tax bill on bloodstock changes released
3 October 2018 R&D tax incentive package announced
26 September 2018 Government consults on information sharing with SFO and Customs
5 September 2018 Research and development tax credit documents released
27 August 2018 Public feedback sought on draft BEPS guidance
14 August 2018 Government moves to close GST loophole
13 August 2018 Hong Kong DTA updated
2 August 2018 BEPS Multilateral Instrument ratified
29 June 2018 Bill introduced to modernise and simplify New Zealand’s tax system
27 June 2018 BEPS Bill passes third reading
17 May 2018 Budget 2018
15 May 2018 BEPS bill reported back
15 May 2018 Issues paper about GST on assets sold by non-profit bodies released
14 May 2018 Four special reports on new tax legislation now available
1 May 2018 GST on imported low-value goods proposals launched
19 April 2018 R&D tax incentive proposals announced
31 March 2018 Tax bill enacted
29 March 2018 Issues paper on loss ring-fencing for rental properties released
28 March 2018 Tax bill passes third reading
5 March 2018 Minister's address to the 2018 IFA conference
2 March 2018 Tax Working Group Chair’s address to the 2018 IFA conference
28 February 2018 Government to retain payroll subsidy
20 February 2018 Employment and investment income bill reported back
15 February 2018 SOP extends bright-line test
15 February 2018 Error in BEPS Bill
18 January 2018 Drought relief for affected farmers