Dunne: Govt considers Christchurch quake tax issues

Although Inland Revenue had already put in place a number of urgent measures in response to last month’s Christchurch earthquake, the Government is looking at further measures in response to issues raised by the public, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said today. \”I am very pleased with Inland Revenue’s response to the position people found themselves

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Parliament passes quake holiday bill

Parliament has unanimously passed a bill creating a public holiday for the Christchurch earthquake commemoration, although some MPs think next Friday is too soon. Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson introduced the Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day Bill and it passed all its stages today. She said she expected tens of thousands would attend the commemoration in Hagley

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[DOL] DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR UPDATE ON IMPORTANT LAW CHANGES

DOL now have a new guide to the changes to the Employment Relations and Holidays Acts that are coming into effect from 1 April. This guide is now available on our website. It explains how the new changes work and how to apply them. More details are also available on the following topics: cashing up one week’s annual

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[IRD] Business Tax Update – March 2011 – GST rules change for land transactions

In this issue: Changes to the GST rules, non-resident seasonal workers rate reduced, qualifying company changes and the new look-through company, tax help for businesses affected by the earthquake, GST on foreign currency invoices, new tax depreciation rules, Maori authority update, completing your employer monthly schedule, minimum family tax credit increase, ceasing to operate a

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