Date posted: 11/11/2019 4 min read

Recent New Zealand consultations

Recent advocacy by Chartered Accountants ANZ in New Zealand.

In Brief

  • Recent CA ANZ advocacy activities
  • Recent CA ANZ submissions
  • Finalised Inland Revenue Items

CA ANZ Advocacy

Over the past month we have received many queries from members regarding Inland Revenue’s recently announced changes to cheques as an accepted form of tax payment. The CA ANZ Tax Team are currently drafting a submission to Inland Revenue on ‘ED0221 – Tax payments – when received in time’ which addresses this issue. We welcome feedback from members with practical suggestions or processes to help ensure the changes work for both taxpayers and Inland Revenue.

The CA ANZ Tax Advisory Group advocates for policy and legislative reform that aims to result in growing the New Zealand economy and reducing compliance costs. The TAG works with the New Zealand Tax Team to:

  • make submissions to government
  • undertake confidential pre-policy statement consultation
  • review and comment on Inland Revenue policy statements, questions and media statements
  • engage with Inland Revenue on operational policies and procedures, and
  • work closely with other key stakeholders in the tax system.

The Tax Advisory Group is meeting at the end of November where we have an opportunity to discuss our key advocacy priorities and policy submissions with Senior Officials from Inland Revenue and Treasury.

CA ANZ presentations and events

The GAA Tax Directors Meeting was hosted by NZ Tax Leader John Cuthbertson in Auckland and Wellington from 6 – 8 November. The Tax Directors Group's 11 members share best practices, expertise and information and develop thought leadership on international tax matters in the public interest. They also act as a voice of the international tax profession on tax issues of global importance and in their home countries. Over the course of their visit the Group met with NZ Tax Experts, Senior Officials from Inland Revenue and Treasury, and the Minister of Revenue to gain a insights into what makes New Zealand’s tax system unique.  

If you haven’t registered for the 2019 Tax Conference yet, there’s still time! Our annual Tax Conference returns to Auckland on the 21 & 22 November 2019. This flagship event is designed to keep tax professionals across policy updates, international changes and current trends.

The NZ Tax Team is well underway in planning the content for the 2020 NZ Tax Roadshow. We’d love to hear from members what topics or areas would be of most interest to you. You can let us know via the poll in the NZ Taxation Group on MyCA or by emailing the tax team directly

Annual Tax Conference

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Recently Finalised Items

CA ANZ has recently submitted on a number of items including:

Have you say on our open for consultation items

There are a number of submissions due in the coming weeks and we invite members to share their views on these items.

View open items

Read the final IR Items

Recently finalised Inland Revenue items can be found on the Tax Technical are of Inland Revenue’s website and will be included in upcoming tax information bulletins.

Read the finalised items

Connect with the NZ Tax team

Members are encouraged to stay engaged in the consultation process and share suggestions and feedback

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Discuss current or upcoming advocacy work

If you’d like to discuss current or upcoming advocacy work get in touch with our Member Knowledge Specialist.

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