Latest Treaty Updates: New Zealand


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Various

23/11/2016

New Zealand aims to conclude new or updated DTAs with Norway, China, Korea, Slovak Republic, Portugal, and Fiji, the tax agency said in its updated work plan for next year.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Fiji

17/6/2016

During a meeting on June 10, 2016, New Zealand and Fiji called for the conclusion of a DTA.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Samoa

10/3/2016

The New Zealand-Samoa DTA will become fully effective from April 1, 2016.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Samoa

3/2/2016

Concessionary rates of withholding tax in the New Zealand-Samoa double tax agreement became effective on February 1.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Samoa

17/7/2015

New Zealand signed a DTA with Samoa on July 8, 2015.


Treaty Update: Canada - New Zealand

9/7/2015

A new DTA between Canada and New Zealand entered into force on June 26, 2015.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Canada

22/4/2015

New Zealand on April 13, 2015, enacted legislation to ratify the pending DTA and two accompanying Protocols with Canada.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

22/4/2015

New Zealand on April 13, 2015, enacted legislation to terminate the 1963 DTA with Japan, effective from April 28, 2015.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Marshall Islands

17/4/2015

New Zealand's TIEA with the Marshall Islands entered into force on April 9, 2015.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Vietnam

9/5/2014

The DTA between New Zealand and Vietnam entered into force on May 7, 2014.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Papua New Guinea

11/2/2014

The DTA between New Zealand and Papua New Guinea entered into force on February 10, 2014.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

30/12/2013

The DTA signed between New Zealand and Japan on December 10, 2012, will become effective in New Zealand, for withholding taxes from January 1, 2014, and for income taxes for income years beginning on or after April 1, 2014. The agreement will be effective in Japan for all taxes from January 1, 2014.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

27/9/2013

New Zealand and Japan completed their domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed to replace their existing pact. The agreement will be effective from January 1, 2014.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Vietnam

6/8/2013

New Zealand and Vietnam signed a DTA on August 5, 2013.


Treaty Update: Samoa - New Zealand

11/7/2013

According to preliminary media reports on July 4, 2013, Samoa is to commence negotiations with New Zealand.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

10/4/2013

New Zealand is seeking to renegotiate its DTA with Japan, according to New Zealand parliamentary documents.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

1/3/2013

The DTA signed between Japan and New Zealand was forwarded to New Zealand's parliamentary committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade on February 22, 2013, for its approval.


Treaty Update: Japan - New Zealand

11/12/2012

According to the Japanese Ministry of Finance, Japan and New Zealand signed a DTA on December 10, 2012.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Malaysia

7/11/2012

New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Protocol on November 6, 2012, to add tax information exchange provisions to their existing DTA.


Treaty Update: Papua New Guinea - New Zealand

5/11/2012

The government of New Zealand announced that Papua New Guinea and New Zealand signed a DTA on October 29, 2012.


Treaty Update: Samoa - New Zealand

29/10/2012

Representatives from New Zealand and Samoa agreed to open negotiations towards the conclusion of a DTA in meetings during the week ending October 21, 2012.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Canada

8/8/2012

The DTA and an accompanying Protocol signed between New Zealand and Canada was tabled before New Zealand's parliament on August 3, 2012.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

3/7/2012

New Zealand and Japan have agreed in principle to update their existing bilateral DTA, the New Zealand government announced on June 29, 2012.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

22/6/2012

New Zealand and Japan held the first round of negotiations on June 18 towards revising the DTA in place between the two countries.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Canada

21/6/2012

The DTA signed between New Zealand and Canada on March 3, 2012, which replaces the existing DTA signed between the two countries, was forwarded to New Zealand's parliament on June 18, 2012, as part of the nation's ratification procedures.


Treaty Update: Canada - New Zealand

4/5/2012

Canada and New Zealand signed a new DTA on March 3, 2012, replacing the previous agreement dating back to 1980.


Treaty Update: Hong Kong - New Zealand

11/11/2011

The Hong Kong tax authority has confirmed that a DTA between Hong Kong and New Zealand, signed on December 1, 2010, entered into effect on November 9, 2011.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Turkey

15/8/2011

New Zealand's Revenue Minister confirmed on August 10 that the DTA with Turkey has entered into force. The DTA will become effective for withholding taxes on January 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Hong Kong - New Zealand

2/6/2011

The DTA was signed on December 1, 2010 and tabled at the Hong Kong Legislative Council on May 18 for negative vetting.




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New Zealand Planning More BEPS Measures 10/11/2016
New Zealand's tax agency has set out the international tax initiatives it intends to pursue, in particular in response to the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting plan.

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New Zealand Sets Out Limited BEPS Response 29/6/2016
The New Zealand tax system is already quite robust by international standards, the Government has said, adding that a few of the base erosion and profit shifting recommendations do not require a response.

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NZ-Samoa DTA Lowers Withholding Tax Rates 1/2/2016
Concessionary rates of withholding tax in the New Zealand-Samoa double tax agreement became effective on February 1.

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New Zealand, Samoa Sign DTA 15/7/2015
The governments of New Zealand and Samoa have welcomed the signing of a double tax agreement on July 8, 2015 –†Samoa's first – which will provide greater certainty for taxpayers doing business between the two territories and potentially lower cross-border tax rates.

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New Zealand Planning Response To BEPS 17/3/2015

On March 13, 2015, New Zealand's Minister of Revenue, Todd McClay, announced the Government's tax policy work program for 2015/16, which includes key international tax reforms aimed primarily at countering base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS).

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NZ, Japan DTA 'Boosts Trade And Investment Opportunities' 27/9/2013
New Zealand Revenue Minister Todd McClay has said that changes to the country's tax treaty with Japan will reduce tax impediments to cross-border trade and investment.

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New Zealand, Vietnam Ink DTA 6/8/2013
New Zealand's Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the signing of a new double tax agreement with Vietnam, which he says recognizes the Government's "commitment to lifting its engagement with South East Asia."

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NZ, Japan Ink New Double Tax Agreement 12/12/2012
New Zealand and Japan have signed a new double tax agreement to replace their existing 1963 treaty, which will lower withholding tax rates on a variety of cross-border payments.

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Malaysia DTA Further Evidence Of NZ's Tax Transparency 12/11/2012
New Zealand and Malaysia have signed a protocol to amend their current double tax agreement, a deal New Zealand's Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says will better equip both jurisdictions to exchange tax information and combat tax evasion.

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New Zealand, Papua New Guinea Sign Tax Deal 31/10/2012
New Zealand and Papua New Guinea have inked a double tax agreement, a deal ministers say will help reduce tax impediments on doing business.

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New Zealand Consults On Taxation Of Foreign Pensions 26/7/2012
New Zealand's Revenue Minister Peter Dunne is seeking feedback on proposals designed to offer clarity on tax arrangements for foreign superannuation funds.

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NZ, Japan To Update DTA 29/6/2012
New Zealand and Japan have agreed in principle to a new double tax agreement which will implement a range of business-friendly tax changes.

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New Zealand, Canada Sign DTA 3/5/2012
On May 3, New Zealandís Revenue Minister, Peter Dunne, and the Canadian Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast, signed an updated double tax agreement to replace their countriesí 1980 bilateral treaty.

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New Zealand, Hong Kong DTA Enters Into Force 11/11/2011
The bilateral comprehensive double taxation agreement between Hong Kong and New Zealand, which was signed on December 1, 2010, entered into force on November 9, 2011.

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Withholding Tax Cut In NZ's DTAs with Mexico, Chile 17/8/2011
Peter Dunne, New Zealandís Minister of Revenue, has announced new lower non-resident withholding tax rates on dividends and royalty payments under New Zealandís double tax agreements with Chile and Mexico.

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OECD Reviews Jurisdictions' Tax Transparency 2/6/2011
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has released a series of new Peer Review reports, covering the exchange of information for tax purposes, and making recommendations for improvements in this area.

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Hong Kong Gazettes DTAs 17/5/2011
Five orders implementing the double taxation agreements with Liechtenstein, France, Japan and New Zealand, and the protocol to the agreement with Luxembourg, have been gazetted by Hong Kongís Chief Executive under the Inland Revenue Ordinance.

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Hong Kong, New Zealand Sign DTA 2/12/2010
On December 1 in Auckland, Hong Kongís Financial Secretary, John C Tsang, and New Zealandís Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Bill English (pictured), signed a bilateral double taxation agreement between their two countries.

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Updated NZ, US DTA Now In Force 17/11/2010
New Zealandís Revenue Minister, Peter Dunne, has announced that the protocol updating the double tax agreement between New Zealand and the United States is now in force.

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New Zealand, Singapore Revised DTA In Force 13/8/2010
New Zealandís Revenue Ministry and Singaporeís Ministry of Finance have announced that the revised double taxation agreement between the two countries came into force on August 12.

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IoM, NZ Tax Agreements In Force 2/8/2010
The Isle of Man government announced the entry into force of two tax cooperation agreements on July 27 that it had entered into with New Zealand.

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Lugar Welcomes Passage Of US Tax Treaties 20/7/2010
US Senator Dick Lugar has praised the Senate for giving its advice and consent to the US-Malta tax treaty and the protocol amending the existing US-New Zealand tax treaty.

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NZ Ratifies DTA With Singapore 14/5/2010
New Zealandís Revenue Minister, Peter Dunne, has announced that the new double tax agreement with Singapore, which was signed in August last year, has been ratified with the signing of an Order in Council which incorporates the agreement into New Zealand law.

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New Zealand, Turkey Sign DTA 26/4/2010
New Zealandís Prime Minister, John Key, and Turkeyís Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met in Ankara on April 22 and completed various bilateral arrangements between their two countries.

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HK Expanding Treaty Network 1/4/2010
Hong Kong and Japan have negotiated a bilateral agreement for the avoidance of double taxation, which will be signed after the completion of necessary internal procedures by the respective governments. Hong Kong has also decided to proceed with negotiations towards a tax treaty with New Zealand.

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