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SOP containing flood relief measures released
10 March 2023

The Minister of Revenue today released a Supplementary Order Paper to the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2022—23, Platform Economy, and Remedial Matters) Bill (No 2). The SOP mainly proposes some urgent measures in response to the recent flooding in the North Island.

The Bill awaits its Committee of the whole House stage.

For more information see the SOP and the Disclosure statement.

Regulations extend deadline for R&D tax credits; update to interest rate on loans for FBT
07 March 2023

Two Orders in Council have been made:

  • Tax Administration (Research and Development Tax Credit Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Weather Events) Order 2023

Deadlines for filing an approval application or supplementary return which fell between 26 January 2023 and 7 March 2023, have been extended until 31 March for taxpayers significantly affected by adverse weather events.

  • Income Tax (Fringe Benefit Tax, Interest on Loans) Amendment Regulations 2023

The new prescribed interest rate of 7.89% for calculating fringe benefit tax on low-interest employment-related loans applies for the quarter beginning 1 April 2023.

Inland Revenue has published special reports detailing the changes ahead of coverage in an upcoming edition of the Tax Information Bulletin.

Special report on reportable jurisdictions
07 March 2023

An update to New Zealand's existing list of 97 reportable jurisdictions was made on 27 February 2023 to include Jamaica.

Jamaica will be a reportable jurisdiction for reporting periods beginning on or after 1 April 2023.

Inland Revenue has published a special report ahead of coverage in an upcoming edition of the Tax Information Bulletin.

Tax Bill reported back
03 March 2023

The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2022–23, Platform Economy, and Remedial Matters) Bill (No 2), introduced on 8 September 2022, was reported back to Parliament on 2 March 2023.

For more information see:

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The Government's property announcements

See the summary page for details about the Government's changes to the taxation of residential investment property (last updated on 31 March 2022).

The new legislation was enacted on 30 March 2022.


16 September 2022 – Proactive release of papers relating to the Government's GST on management services supplied to managed funds

08 September 2022 – Tax Bill introduced

19 May 2022 – Budget announced

5 May 2022 – OECD Pillar 2 consultation

Information releases

View the latest information releases available (includes Cabinet papers, minutes, and key supporting papers for tax policy related decisions).

Tax Working Group (2017–2019)

For the terms of reference, news, reports, and other information see the Tax Working Group website. (This site is now archived.)