New Zealand's new double tax agreement with Viet Nam has now come into force, Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced today.
An omnibus tax bill introduced today by Revenue Minister Todd McClay proposes changes to bring greater clarity to the tax rules and make them easier for businesses and other taxpayers to understand and comply with.
Inland Revenue (IR) today released its draft minimum requirements for special purpose financial statements.
Bill English tries to claim taxes paid by property traders are an effective substitute for a capital gains tax on profits from the sale of investment property yet today admitted he has no idea what proportion of sales are taxed as traders, says Labour Finance spokesperson David Parker.
The Government is to include changes to the tax treatment of employee allowances, reimbursements and employer-provided accommodation in a tax bill to be introduced to Parliament later this month that will bring clarity for many taxpayers.
A Labour government will substantially simplify tax for small businesses, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. David Cunliffe made this commitment to a business audience hosted by Ernst and Young in Auckland this morning.
Japan and New Zealand today exchanged diplomatic notes, for a new double tax agreement which will make it much easier to do business between the two countries, Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced today.
A just-published international systematic review has found a small and methodologically limited body of evidence which suggests that in-work tax credits such as the one applied in New Zealand since 2006, may have no discernible effects on the health of parents.
A University of Canterbury (UC) marketing expert says the Government has a legitimate case to attempt to retrieve some revenue from overseas sales of goods and services by New Zealand online consumers.
Potentially the biggest issue facing a proposal to make online shoppers pay GST is policing the payments, a University of Canterbury (UC) tax expert says.
The Government should stop its multimillion dollar tax breaks to the oil and gas industry and use the money saved to support the transition to clean energy, says Green Party energy spokesperson Gareth Hughes.
National’s misrepresentation of the OECD’s latest economic survey of New Zealand is cynical bluster and its diversionary tactics should be ignored, says Labour Finance spokesperson David Parker.
Proposals to reform the tax treatment of foreign superannuation and bring the tax treatment of gold, silver and ironsands mining into line with other economic activities are the centrepieces of a tax bill introduced in Parliament today, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has announced.
The Government confirmed today in the Budget it will push ahead with changes to the thin capitalisation rules that invest in New Zealand.
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has welcomed the release today of a tax policy officials’ issues paper exploring options to reform the rules around land-related lease payments such as lease transfer payments and ‘key money’ payments.
Inland Revenue is reminding customers in Christchurch that the time extension for filing tax returns will close on 31 March 2013.
The Government will not continue with a proposal which would have changed the way some employer-paid carparks in central Auckland and Wellington are treated for tax purposes, Finance Minister Bill English and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne say.
The Government is planning to once again attack struggling New Zealand businesses by imposing Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) on company car parks in Auckland and Wellington, says New Zealand First.
Taxpayers who may have reduced their income tax obligations through an income diversion arrangement have until the end of this month to take advantage of Inland Revenue’s concession to make a voluntary disclosure.
The Christchurch rebuild depends on a well-working tax system, so Inland Revenue has undertaken research to examine the impact of the earthquakes on small and medium businesses.
Inland Revenue is reminding customers that end-of-year tax payments are due 7 February 2013 unless they have an extension of time through a tax agent. Payment may be required for Income Tax, Working for Families Tax Credits or Student Loans for the 2012 tax year.
While we do not agree companies operating in New Zealand should aggressively seek to pay the minimum tax possible in New Zealand, this is no time to be signaling we are about to tighten our company tax rules, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced three new appointments to the councils of Massey University, the University of Waikato and the Nelson and Marlborough Institute of Technology.
The must-have guide to what’s on during Wellington City’s sizzling summer events season hits the streets today.
Inland Revenue has issued a Commissioner’s Statement advising employers that they are required to account for PAYE on payments made towards staff accommodation costs.
Inland Revenue has extended its approach regarding taxpayers with income diversion arrangements similar to Penny and Hooper to 31 March 2013.
Deloitte New Zealand’s Teresa Farac recognised as leading advisor in tax law at the Legal Media Group Australasia Women in Business Law Awards.
The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) has today released the second instalment of its thought leadership paper on ways to simplify taxation for New Zealand's thousands of small businesses.
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne today launched Inland Revenue's new mobile web application that will allow people to manage more of their tax and social policy entitlements on the move.