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Proposed tax changes

Proposed tax changes

The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2018-19, Modernising Tax Administration, and Remedial Matters) Bill was introduced into parliament in June 2018. The Bill seeks to improve tax administration and modernise the revenue system by making tax “simpler and easier” for individuals.
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Farmers: Have you been affected by the floods?

Farmers: Have you been affected by the floods?

On 15 July 2014, the Minister of Revenue, the Hon Todd McClay, announced that flood affected farmers in Northland will be offered assistance through Inland Revenue’s income equalisation scheme following the declaration of a medium scale adverse event by the Primary Industries Minister, the Hon Nathan Guy. The income equalisation scheme allows farmers to better manage peaks and troughs in their income by allowing money to be put aside from a better year and withdrawn against a not so good ...
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    Until recently, new parents received paid parental leave for just 18 weeks, one of the lowest allowances in the OCED.
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  • Proposed R&D tax credit

    The Labour-led Government recently released the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive Discussion Document, which proposes a 12.5% R&D tax credit on eligible expenditure from 1 April 2019.
  • Holiday pay

    The MBIE Labour Inspectorate have recently announced that they are going to prioritise employer compliance with the Holiday Pay Act. They expect businesses to calculate leave and holiday pay entitleme...