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Bill commentary
Published 6 September 2023

Commentary to Supplementary Order Paper No 423 to the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2023–24, Multinational Taxation, and Remedial Matters) Bill

Supplementary Order Paper No.423 contains proposals to:

  • ensure that the main home exclusion from the bright-line test is not affected by a property owner needing to vacate their North Island flood/cyclone damaged home for more than 12 months so it can be remediated/repaired 
  • ensure that the bright-line and other land-based timing tests in the Income Tax Act 2007 are not triggered when local authorities or the Crown buy-out properties impacted by the 2023 Auckland flood events and/or Cyclone Gabrielle, and
  • allow Fonterra to deduct certain distributions to its shareholders, consistent with the treatment that applied under the previous constitution.

Supplementary Order Paper No 423