Taxation (Depreciation, Payment Dates Alignment, FBT, and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006

Reprint
as at 19 December 2007

Taxation (Depreciation, Payment Dates Alignment, FBT, and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006

Public Act2006 No 3
Date of assent3 April 2006

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.


Contents

Introductory provisions

Calculation of provisional tax liability

Instalments of provisional tax

Requirements for using GST ratio

Transitional years

When provisional taxpayers start or stop paying GST, or change taxable periods

Penalties and interest provisions

Treatment of groups of companies and amalgamated companies

Attribution rule for services

Overpayments and credits

Disaster relief

Income Tax Act 1994

Goods and Services Tax Act 1985

Other Acts and Regulations


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Taxation (Depreciation, Payment Dates Alignment, FBT, and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006.

2 Commencement

Part 1
Amendments to Income Tax Act 2004

3 Income Tax Act 2004
4 Double tax agreements
  • In section BH 1(4), any other enactment, is replaced by any other Inland Revenue Act or the Official Information Act 1982 or the Privacy Act 1993,.

5 Heading for section CD 1 replaced
  • The heading for section CD 1 is replaced by Dividend.

6 New section CD 1B inserted
  • (1) After section CD 1, the following is inserted:

    CD 1B Distribution excluded from being dividend
    • A distribution, derived by a member of a co-operative company, that is excluded by section CD 24B from being a dividend is income of the member.

      Defined in this Act: co-operative company, dividend, income, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

7 Tax credits linked to dividends
  • In section CD 9(2), section CD 10 is replaced by sections CD 10 and CD 10B.

8 New sections CD 10B and CD IOC inserted
  • (1) After section CD 10, the following is inserted:

    CD 10B Credit transfer notice
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies if a share user under a share-lending arrangement

      • (a) derives a dividend for the original share, with an imputation credit attached; and

      • (b) issues a credit transfer notice for the dividend.

      Credit not included

      (2) The dividend derived by the share user does not include the amount of the imputation credit.

      Income

      (3) The amount of the imputation credit is income derived by the share supplier when the credit transfer notice is issued.

      Definition

      (4) In this section, imputation credit includes a dividend with-holding payment credit.

      Defined in this Act: amount, credit transfer notice, dividend, dividend withholding payment credit, imputation credit, original share, share-lending arrangement, share supplier, share user.,

    (2) After section CD 10B, the following is inserted:

    CD 10C Dividend reduced if foreign tax paid on company's income
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies if a person

      • (a) derives a dividend from a company that is a foreign company; and

      • (b) has a liability under the laws of a country or territory outside New Zealand for income tax on income of the company corresponding to the liability that the person would have under the laws of New Zealand for income tax on income of the company if the company were a partnership in which the person were a partner; and

      • (c) pays the income tax; and

      • (d) provides to the Commissioner upon request, within the time allowed by the Commissioner, sufficient information to satisfy the Commissioner as to the amount of income tax paid.

      Amount of dividend reduced

      (2) The amount of the dividend is reduced by the greater of zero and the amount calculated using the formula

      total tax paid earlier reductions.

      Definition of items in formula

      (3) In the formula,

      • (a) total tax paid is the total amount of income tax on income of the company that the person has paid in the country by the time that the person derives the dividend:

      • (b) earlier reductions is the total amount of reductions under this section that, by the time that the person derives the dividend, have affected other dividends derived by the person from the company.

      Defined in this Act: branch equivalent method, Commissioner, company, controlled foreign company, dividend, FIF income or loss, foreign company, foreign investment fund, income, income tax, .

9 Capital distributions on liquidation
  • (1) In the heading to section CD 18, or emigration is added after liquidation.

    (2) Section CD 18(1), other than the heading, is replaced by the following:

    • (1) This section applies if a shareholder

      • (a) is paid an amount in relation to a share on the liquidation of the company:

      • (b) is treated under section FCB 2 (Emigrating company treated as paying distribution to shareholders) as being paid an amount in relation to a share in the company.

    (3) In the list of terms defined in the Act, emigrating company is inserted.

    (4) Subsections (1) to (3) apply for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

10 New section CD 24B inserted
  • (1) After section CD 24, the following is inserted:

    CD 24B Distribution to member of co-operative company based on member's transactions
    • Election by co-operative company that distribution not be dividend

      (1) A co-operative company may choose that an amount of a distribution (trading distribution) to a member of the co-operative company is not a dividend if

      • (a) the trading distribution is made by the co-operative company, or by a company (subsidiary company) in which the co-operative company owns voting interests equal to 100%; and

      • (b) the requirements of subsection (2) are met.

      Further requirements for election

      (2) A co-operative company may make an election under subsection (1) if

      • (a) the co-operative company is resident in New Zealand for the period to which the trading distribution relates; and

      • (b) the company making the distribution is resident in New Zealand for the period to which the trading distribution relates; and

      • (c) the co-operative company believes on reasonable grounds that the member at the time of the distribution

        • (i) is resident in New Zealand:

        • (ii) has a fixed establishment in New Zealand; and

      • (d) the value of the trading distribution is determined by the value for the period of transactions between the member and the co-operative company or subsidiary company that satisfy subsection (3); and

      • (e) the number of shares in the co-operative company held by the member determines the value of the transactions with the co-operative company or subsidiary company that the member has a right to enter.

      Transactions must involve trading stock

      (3) A transaction must

      • (a) be the sale and purchase of trading stock of the vendor that is not intangible property; and

      • (b) not be subject to section FB 3 (Disposal of trading stock) or FB 4(1) (Income derived from disposal of trading stock together with other assets of business).

      Amount excluded from being dividend

      (4) The amount of a trading distribution that is excluded under subsection (1) from being a dividend for a member is the lesser of the following:

      • (a) the amount of the trading distribution:

      • (b) the amount of the trading distribution relating to shares in the co-operative company that the member acquires for the purpose of obtaining the right to enter transactions with the co-operative company or subsidiary company.

      Form of election

      (5) The co-operative company makes an election under subsection (1) for an income year containing the period to which a trading distribution relates by giving the Commissioner notice of the election when providing the company's return of income for the tax year to which the income year corresponds.

      Period of election

      (6) The election applies for distributions in the income year referred to in subsection (5) and for distributions in later income years.

      Defined in this Act: company, co-operative company, foreign-sourced amount, resident in New Zealand, shareholder, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for distributions made on or after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

11 Available subscribed capital amount
  • (1) Section CD 32(15), other than the heading, is replaced by the following:

    • (15) The subscriptions amount for a company that is an amalgamated company resulting from an amalgamation

      • (a) includes an amount, as if it were consideration received at the time of the amalgamation for the issue of the amalgamated company's shares, equal to the available subscribed capital, at the time of the amalgamation, of all shares in the amalgamating companies that are

        • (i) of an equivalent class to the class; and

        • (ii) not held directly or indirectly by an amalgamating company; and

        • (iii) not shares in the amalgamated company:

      • (b) does not include any other amount for the agreement of shareholders of an amalgamating company to the amalgamation and the resulting property acquisitions by the amalgamated company.

    (2) After section CD 32(15), the following is inserted:

    Subscriptions amount: emigrating company
    • (15B) If a company has been treated under section FCB 2 (Emigrating company treated as paying distribution to shareholders) as paying a distribution to shareholders, the subscriptions amount includes the amount of the distribution that is a dividend.

    • (3) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    • (4) Subsection (2) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

12 Available capital distribution amount
  • (1) In section CD 33(2)(c), capital gain available is replaced by capital gain amounts available.

    (2) Section CD 33(7)(b) is replaced by the following:

    • (b) after 31 March 1988, it receives a capital gain, including a gift, and no part is assessable income of the company; the capital gain amount is the amount of the capital gain; or.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

13 When does a person have attributed repatriation from a CFC?
  • (1) After section CD 34(1)(b), the following is inserted:

    • (bb) at any time in the accounting period, the person is a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident; and.

    (2) In section CD 34(2), the formula is replaced by the following:

    .

    (3) After section CD 34(2), the following is added:

    Definition of items in formula
    • (3) In the formula,

      • (a) income interest is the income interest of the person for the period in the accounting period during which the person is a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident:

      • (b) repatriation is the New Zealand repatriation amount for the CFC and the accounting period:

      • (c) days is the number of days in the accounting period during which the person is a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident:

      • (d) days in accounting period is the number of days in the accounting period.

    (4) In section CD 34, in the list of terms defined in the Act,

    • (a) New Zealand resident is inserted:

    • (b) transitional resident is inserted.

    (5) Subsections (1) to (4) apply for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (6) The law that would apply if subsections (1) to (4) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

14 New heading and section CD 43 added
  • After section CD 42, the following is added:

    Returning share transfers

    CD 43 Replacement payments
    • The amount of a replacement payment derived by a person under a returning share transfer is income of the person when it is paid to the person.

      Defined in this Act: income, pay, replacement payment, returning share transfer, .

15 Value and timing of benefits under share purchase agreements
  • (1) After section CE 2(7), the following is added:

    Disposal of rights under share purchase option
    • (8) For the purposes of subsection (3), a disposal of rights under a share purchase agreement includes the cancellation of a share option in return for a cash payment.

    (2) After section CE 2(8) the following is added:

    Reduction of value of benefit in circumstances relating to non-resident
    • (9) The value of a benefit arising from a period of employment is reduced, from the value that the benefit would have in the absence of this subsection,

      • (a) if, when the employee acquires the shares under the share purchase agreement or disposes of the rights under the share purchase agreement, the employee is a transitional resident; and

      • (b) by an amount given by the following formula:

        .

    (3) In section CE 2, in the list of terms defined in the Act,

    • (a) non-resident is inserted:

    • (b) transitional resident is inserted.

    (4) Subsection (1) applies for income years beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

    (5) Subsections (2) and (3) apply for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (6) The law that would apply if subsections (2) and (3) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

16 Meaning of expenditure on account of an employee
  • In section CE 5,

    • (a) in subsection (3)(i), scheme. is replaced by scheme: and the following is added:

      • (j) a premium for income protection insurance that an employer is liable to pay or make a contribution towards for the benefit of an employee.:

    • (b) in the list of defined terms, contribution is inserted.

17 New heading and section CE 11 inserted
  • After section CE 10, the following is inserted:

    Income protection insurance

    CE 11 Proceeds from claims under policies of income protection insurance
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies if an employer is liable to pay, or contribute to the payment of, a premium under a policy of income protection insurance for the benefit of a person who is their employee.

      Income

      (2) An amount that is or would be derived under the policy is income of the person.

      Defined in this Act: amount, employee, employer, income, pay, .

18 New heading and section CE 12 inserted
  • [Repealed]

    Section 18: repealed, on 19 December 2007, by section 292 of the Taxation (Business Taxation and Remedial Matters) Act 2007 (2007 No 109).

19 Benefits, pensions, compensation, and government grants
  • [Repealed]

    Section 19: repealed, on 19 December 2007, by section 292 of the Taxation (Business Taxation and Remedial Matters) Act 2007 (2007 No 109).

20 Adjustment for closing values of trading stock, livestock, and excepted financial arrangements
  • (1) In section CH 1(1)(c), arrangements). is replaced by arrangements): and the following is added:

    • (d) a share supplier's share-lending right, if the original shares that relate to the right are excepted financial arrangements described in paragraph (c).

    (2) In section CH 1(4), arrangements, is replaced by arrangements or share-lending right,.

    (3) In section CH 1, in the list of terms defined in the Act,

    • (a) original share is inserted:

    • (b) share-lending right is inserted:

    • (c) share supplier is inserted.

21 When attributed CFC income arises
  • (1) Section CQ 2(1)(d) is replaced by the following:

    • (d) at any time in the accounting period, the person is a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident; and.

    (2) In section CQ 2(1)(e), accounting period is replaced by part of the accounting period during which the person is a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident.

    (3) In section CQ 2, in the list of terms defined in the Act, transitional resident is inserted.

    (4) Subsections (1) to (3) apply for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (5) The law that would apply if subsections (1) to (3) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

22 When FIF income arises
  • (1) In section CQ 5(1),

    • (a) paragraph (c)(iv) is replaced by the following:

      • (iv) the exemption for a non-resident or transitional resident in section EX 35 (Income interest of non-resident or transitional resident)::

    • (b) paragraph (e) is replaced by the following:

    • (e) at any time in the year, the person is a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident and holds the attributing interest; and.

    (2) In section CQ 5 transitional resident is inserted in the list of terms defined in the Act.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (4) The law that would apply if subsections (1) and (2) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

23 Exclusion of withdrawal when member ends employment
  • (1) In section CS 7, subsection (4B) is repealed and the following is inserted after subsection (4):

    Increases in employer contributions considered consistent by Commissioner
    • (4B) A withdrawal satisfies this subsection if, at the time of the withdrawal, specified superannuation contributions have been made for the member by the employer, or another employer, such that

      • (a) the contributions relate to some or all of the period that

        • (i) starts on the 1st day of the tax year that starts 2 tax years before the tax year in which the member ends their employment; and

        • (ii) ends on the day on which the member ends their employment; and

      • (b) the Commissioner considers that the contributions are consistent in size and frequency with the employer's specified superannuation contributions for other employees in comparable positions; and

      • (c) the Commissioner considers that the contributions are consistent in size and frequency during the period or periods to which the employer's specified superannuation contributions for the member relate.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

24 New section CW 11C inserted
  • (1) After section CW 11B, the following is inserted:

    CW 11C Proceeds from share or option acquired under venture investment agreement
    • Exempt income: proceeds from share or option

      (1) An amount of income that a non-resident derives from the sale or other disposal of a share, or option to buy a share, in a company is exempt income if the requirements of subsections (2) to (5) are satisfied.

      Requirement relating to company at time of acquisition

      (2) The first requirement is that, when the non-resident first acquires a share, or option to buy a share, in the company in a way that satisfies subsection (3), the company must have in New Zealand

      • (a) more than 50% in value of the company's assets; and

      • (b) more than 50% in number of the company's employees.

      Requirement relating to acquisition of first share or option

      (3) The second requirement is that, when the non-resident first acquires a share or option to buy a share (first interest) in the company, a person (venture capital manager) must acquire, at the same time and on the same terms,

      • (a) the first interest, on behalf of the non-resident; and

      • (b) another share or option that confers the same rights and imposes the same obligations as the first interest

        • (i) on behalf of the Venture Investment Fund or a company owned by the Venture Investment Fund; and

        • (ii) under a venture investment agreement.

      Continuing requirement relating to company

      (4) The third requirement is that, while the non-resident holds the share or option, the company must not have 1 or more of the following as a main activity:

      • (a) land development:

      • (b) land ownership:

      • (c) mining:

      • (d) provision of financial services:

      • (e) insurance:

      • (f) construction of public infrastructure assets:

      • (g) acquisition of public infrastructure assets:

      • (h) investing with a main aim of deriving, from the investment, income in the form of interest, dividends, rent, or personal property lease payments that are not royalties.

      Requirement relating to situation at disposition of share or option

      (5) The fourth requirement is that, when the non-resident disposes of the share or option,

      • (a) the venture capital manager must have complied with the venture capital manager's obligations under the venture investment agreement; and

      • (b) the non-resident must have complied with the non-resident's obligations under any agreement between the non-resident and the Venture Investment Fund or a company owned by the Venture Investment Fund; and

      • (c) no person who is resident in New Zealand and no group of associated persons who are resident in New Zealand has a direct or indirect interest of more than 10% in the share or option.

      Venture investment agreement

      (6) In this section, venture investment agreement means an agreement that

      • (a) is an agreement, relating to investment in companies, between parties that include

        • (i) a venture capital manager; and

        • (ii) the Venture Investment Fund or a company owned by the Venture Investment Fund; and

      • (b) provides for investments under the agreement to be managed by the venture capital manager; and

      • (c) provides that an investment under the agreement must be in a company that, when the first investment in the company under the agreement is made, has in New Zealand

        • (i) more than 50% in value of the company's assets; and

        • (ii) more than 50% in number of the company's employees.

      Defined in this Act: employee, income, interest, non-resident, resident in New Zealand, share, venture investment agreement, Venture Investment Fund, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for shares or options purchased for a non-resident by a venture capital manager in relation to a venture investment agreement made on or before 31 March 2010.

25 New heading and section CW 22B inserted
  • (1) After section CW 22, the following is inserted:

    Certain income of transitional resident

    CW 22B Certain income derived by transitional resident
    • Income derived by a person who is a transitional resident is exempt income if the income is a foreign-sourced amount that is none of the following:

      • (a) employment income of a type described in section CE 1 (Amounts derived in connection with employment) in connection with employment or service performed while the person is a transitional resident:

      • (b) income from a supply of services.

      Defined in this Act: employment income, exempt income, foreign-sourced amount, income, transitional resident, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (3) The law that would apply if subsection (1) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

26 New section CW 28B inserted
  • [Repealed]

    Section 26: repealed, on 19 December 2007, by section 292 of the Taxation (Business Taxation and Remedial Matters) Act 2007 (2007 No 109).

27 New section CW 40B inserted
  • After section CW 40, the following is inserted:

    CW 40B Income from conducting gaming-machine gambling
    • An amount of income derived by a person that is gross gambling proceeds from gaming-machine gambling is exempt income if

      • (a) the person is authorised to conduct the gaming-machine gambling under the Gambling Act 2003 by a gaming-machine operator's licence and a gaming-machine venue licence; and

      • (b) the person complies with the Gambling Act 2003 in applying and distributing the net gambling proceeds from the gaming-machine gambling.

      Defined in this Act: exempt income, gaming-machine gambling, gaming-machine operator's licence, gaming -machine venue licence, gross gambling proceeds, net gambling proceeds.,

28 Private use of motor vehicle
  • Section CX 6(1)(b) is replaced by the following:

    • (b) the person who makes the vehicle available to the employee

      • (i) owns the vehicle:

      • (ii) leases or rents the vehicle:

      • (iii) has a right to use the vehicle under an agreement or arrangement with the employee or a person associated with the employee.

29 New section CX 6B inserted
  • (1) After section CX 6, the following is inserted:

    CX 6B Employer or associated person treated as having right to use vehicle under arrangement
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies for the application of the FBT rules to an agreement or arrangement

      • (a) between an employer, or a person associated with the employer, and an employee, or a person associated with the employee; and

      • (b) transferring to the employer or person associated with the employer a right to use a motor vehicle under terms agreed between the parties.

      Person treated as having right to use vehicle

      (2) The employer or associated person is treated as having a right to use the motor vehicle for a period during which the employee

      • (a) uses the vehicle privately:

      • (b) has a right to use the vehicle privately.

      Defined in this Act: employee, employer, FBT rules, lease, motor vehicle, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person and a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006 for which the person or the person's employer is required to forward a return to the Commissioner under subpart ND (Fringe benefit tax).

30 Employment-related loans
  • (1) In section CX 9(2)(c), fund). is replaced by fund): and the following is added:

    • (d) as an advance of salary and wages, if,

      • (i) in the period for which the employer is required to forward a return to the Commissioner under subpart ND (Fringe benefit tax), the total outstanding of such advances to the employee is not more than $2,000; and

      • (ii) the contract of employment does not require the employer to make the advance.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person and a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006 for which the person or the person's employer is required to forward a return to the Commissioner under subpart ND (Fringe benefit tax).

31 Benefits provided instead of allowances
  • (1) In section CX 17, When not fringe benefit is inserted as a subsection heading after the section heading and the following is added as subsection (2):

    Temporary change in workplace
    • (2) A benefit that an employer provides to an employee is not a fringe benefit if it

      • (a) is in substitution for an allowance described in subsection (1)(b); and

      • (b) is brought about because the employee has a temporary change in their place of work while in the same employment; and

      • (c) reimburses the employee for transport costs that would have been incurred relating to travel by one or more of the employee's spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner, and relatives for the purpose of visiting the employee in the temporary place of work; and

      • (d) has a value that is no more than the amount that would be provided under the allowance described in subsection (1)(b).

    (2) In the list of defined words in CX 17, , relative is added.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for a person and a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006 for which the person or the person's employer is required to forward a return to the Commissioner under subpart ND (Fringe benefit tax).

32 New section CX 18B inserted
  • (1) After section CX 18, the following is inserted:

    CX 18B Business tools
    • When use of business tool not fringe benefit

      (1) The private use of a business tool that an employer provides to an employee, and the availability for private use of such a business tool, is not a fringe benefit if

      • (a) the business tool is provided mainly for business use; and

      • (b) the cost of the business tool to the employer, including the amount of any deduction for the cost of the business tool that the employer may make under section 20(3) of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985, is not more than $5,000.

      Use away from employer's premises

      (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a business tool that is not taken to and used on the employer's premises may nevertheless be provided mainly for business use if the employee performs a significant part of the employee's employment duties away from the premises.

      Defined in this Act: business tool, business use, employee, employer, fringe benefit, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person and a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006 for which the person or the person's employer is required to forward a return to the Commissioner under subpart ND (Fringe benefit tax).

33 Benefits provided on premises
  • (1) Section CX 20(1), other than the subsection heading, is replaced by the following:

    • (1) A benefit, other than free, discounted, or subsidised travel, accommodation, or clothing, is not a fringe benefit if the benefit is

      • (a) provided to the employee by the employer of the employee and received or used by the employee on the premises of

        • (i) the employer:

        • (ii) a company that is in the same group of companies as the employer:

      • (b) provided to the employee by a company that is in the same group of companies as the employer of the employee and received or used by the employee on the premises of

        • (i) the employer:

        • (ii) the company that provides the benefit.

    (2) Section CX 20(2) is replaced by the following:

    Premises of person
    • (2) In this section, the premises of a person

      • (a) include premises that the person owns or leases:

      • (b) include premises, other than those referred to in paragraph (a), on which an employee of the person is required to perform duties for the person:

      • (c) do not include premises occupied by an employee of the person for residential purposes.

    (3) In the list of defined terms for section CX 20, company and group of companies are inserted.

    (4) Subsections (1) to (3) apply for a person and a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006 for which the person or the person's employer is required to forward a return to the Commissioner under subpart ND (Fringe benefit tax).

34 New section CX 20B inserted
  • (1) After section CX 20, the following is inserted:

    CX 20B Benefits related to health or safety
    • A benefit that an employer provides to an employee is not a fringe benefit to the extent to which it

      • (a) is related to the employee's health or safety; and

      • (b) is aimed at hazard management in the workplace as contemplated in the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992; and

      • (c) would be excluded by section CX 20 from being a fringe benefit if provided on the employer's premises.

      Defined in this Act: employee, employer, employment, fringe benefit, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person and a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006 for which the person or the person's employer is required to forward a return to the Commissioner under subpart ND (Fringe benefit tax).

35 Benefits provided by charitable organisations
  • (1) In section CX 21, When not fringe benefit is inserted as a subsection heading after the section heading and the following is added as subsections (2) and (3):

    When employer provides charge facilities
    • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply, and the benefit provided is a fringe benefit, if a charitable organisation provides a benefit to an employee by way of short-term charge facilities and the value of the benefit from the short-term charge facilities for the employee in a tax year exceeds 5% of the employee's salary or wages for the tax year.

    Meaning of short-term charge facilities
    • (3) For the purposes of the FBT rules, a short-term charge facility means an arrangement that

      • (a) enables an employee of a charitable organisation to obtain goods or services that have no connection with the organisation or its operations by buying or hiring the goods or services or charging the cost of the goods or services to an account; and

      • (b) places the liability for some or all of the payment for the goods or services on the organisation; and

      • (c) is not a fringe benefit under section CX 9.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person and a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006 for which the person or the person's employer is required to forward a return to the Commissioner under subpart ND (Fringe benefit tax).

36 New section CX 26B inserted
  • (1) After section CX 26, the following is inserted:

    CX 26B Contributions to income protection insurance
    • An employer who satisfies a liability to pay, or contribute to the payment of, a premium for income protection insurance for the benefit of an employee does not provide a fringe benefit to the employee if a payment of the insurance to the employee would be assessable income of the employee.

      Defined in this Act: contribution, employee, employer, fringe benefit, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person and a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006 for which the person or the person's employer is required to forward a return to the Commissioner under subpart ND (Fringe benefit tax).

37 New section CX 27B inserted
  • (1) After section CX 27, the following is inserted:

    CX 27B Goods provided at discount by third parties
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies if an employer and a person who is not associated with the employer have an arrangement through which goods are provided by the person at a discount.

      When not fringe benefit

      (2) A discount provided by the person to an employee in a group of employees is not a fringe benefit if

      • (a) the person offers a discount to a group of persons that

        • (i) negotiates the discount on an arm's-length basis; and

        • (ii) does not include the group of employees; and

        • (iii) is comparable in number to the group of employees; and

      • (b) the discount offered to the group of employees is the same or less than the discount offered to the group described in paragraph (a).

      Defined in this Act: arrangement, associated person, employee, employer, fringe benefit, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person and a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006 for which the person or the person's employer is required to forward a return to the Commissioner under subpart ND (Fringe benefit tax).

38 Government grants to businesses
  • (1) Section CX 41(3) is replaced by the following:

    Exclusions
    • (3) This section does not apply to

      • (a) a large budget screen production grant:

      • (b) a grant made under the Agriculture Recovery Programme for the Lower North Island and Eastern Bay of Plenty, to the extent that the grant relates to expenditure

        • (i) incurred by the recipient before the grant; and

        • (ii) for which the recipient would be allowed a deduction in the absence of section DF 1 (Government grants to businesses).

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

39 New heading and section CX 44B inserted
  • After section CX 44, the following is inserted:

    Share-lending arrangements

    CX 44B Share-lending collateral under share-lending arrangements
    • An amount of share-lending collateral derived by a person under a share-lending arrangement is excluded income of the person.

      Defined in this Act: amount, excluded income, share-lending arrangement, share-lending collateral, .

40 New section DB 9B inserted
  • (1) After section DB 9, the following is inserted:

    DB 9B Base price adjustment under old financial arrangements rules
    • A person is allowed a deduction for an amount that is a deduction under section EZ 34(6) (Cash basis holder) or EZ 35(3) or (4) (Income and expenditure where financial arrangement redeemed or disposed of).

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

41 New heading and sections DB 12B and DB 12C inserted
  • After section DB 12, the following is inserted:

    Share-lending arrangements

    DB 12B Share-lending collateral under share-lending arrangements
    • No deduction

      (1) A person is denied a deduction for the amount of expenditure incurred as share-lending collateral under a share-lending arrangement.

      Link with subpart DA and other subject matter

      (2) This section overrides

      • (a) the general permission:

      • (b) sections DB 17 to DB 19.

      Defined in this Act: amount, deduction, general permission, share-lending arrangement, share-lending collateral,

    DB 12C Replacement payments and imputation credits under share-lending arrangements
    • A person is allowed a deduction for

      • (a) the amount of expenditure incurred as a replacement payment under a share-lending arrangement:

      • (b) the amount of imputation credit attached under sections ME 6B and NF 8B (which relate to imputation credits) to the replacement payment.

      Defined in this Act: amount, deduction, imputation credit, replacement payment, share-lending arrangement, .

42 Research or development
  • (1) After section DB 26(6), the following is inserted:

    Choice for allocation of deduction
    • (6B) A person who is allowed a deduction under this section for expenditure that is not interest may choose to allocate all or part of the deduction

      • (a) to an income year after the income year in which the person incurs the expenditure; and

      • (b) in the way required by section EJ 21 (Allocation of deductions for research, development, resulting market development).

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

43 Some definitions
  • (1) In section DB 27(1), section DB 26 is replaced by sections DB 26, EE 1 (What this subpart does), EJ 20 (Deductions for market development-product of research, development), and EJ 21 (Allocation of deductions for research, development, resulting market development).

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

44 Adjustment for opening values of trading stock, livestock, and excepted financial arrangements
  • (1) In section DB 40(1)(c), arrangements). is replaced by arrangements): and the following is added:

    • (d) a share supplier's share-lending right, if the original shares that relate to the right are excepted financial arrangements described in paragraph (c).

    (2) In section DB 40(4), arrangements had is replaced by arrangements or share-lending right had.

    (3) In section DB 40, in the list of terms defined in the Act,

    • (a) original share is inserted:

    • (b) share-lending right is inserted:

    • (c) share supplier is inserted.

45 New heading and section DB 45 added
  • (1) After section DB 44, the following is added:

    Use of motor vehicle under certain arrangements

    DB 45 Expenditure incurred in operating motor vehicle under agreement or arrangement affected by section CX 6B
    • Deduction

      (1) A party to an agreement or arrangement referred to in section CX 6B (Employer or associated person treated as having right to use vehicle under arrangement) is allowed a deduction for expenditure incurred in operating a motor vehicle during a period for which an employer or associated person is treated under that section as having a right to use the vehicle.

      Link with subpart DA

      (2) This section overrides the private limitation and exempt income limitation. The general permission must still be satisfied and the other general limitations still apply.

      Defined in this Act: arrangement, deduction, exempt income limitation, FBT rules, general limitation, general permission, lease, motor vehicle, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for expenditure incurred on or after 1 April 2006.

46 Deductions for business use
  • In section DE 2(1)(a), ; or is replaced by :.

47 Heading to subpart DF
  • [Repealed]

    Section 47: repealed, on 19 December 2007, by section 292 of the Taxation (Business Taxation and Remedial Matters) Act 2007 (2007 No 109).

48 Government grants to businesses
  • (1) In section DF 1(1)(d), exist. is replaced by exist; and and the following is added:

    • (e) the payment is excluded income under section CX 41 (Government grants to businesses).

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

49 New section DF 4 added
  • [Repealed]

    Section 49: repealed, on 19 December 2007, by section 292 of the Taxation (Business Taxation and Remedial Matters) Act 2007 (2007 No 109).

50 When attributed CFC loss arises
  • (1) Section DN 2(d) is replaced by the following:

    • (d) at any time in the accounting period, the person is a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident; and.

    (2) In section DN 2, transitional resident is inserted in the list of terms defined in the Act.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (4) The law that would apply if subsections (1) and (2) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

51 When FIF loss arises
  • (1) Section DN 6(1)(c)(iv) is replaced by the following:

    • (iv) the exemption for a non-resident or transitional resident, in section EX 35 (Income interest of non-resident or transitional resident):.

    (2) Section DN 6(1)(e) is replaced by the following:

    • (e) at any time in the year, the person is a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident and holds the attributing interest; and.

    (3) In section DN 6, transitional resident is inserted in the list of terms defined in the Act.

    (4) Subsections (1) to (3) apply for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (5) The law that would apply if subsections (1) to (3) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

52 Enhancements to land, except trees
  • (1) In section DO 1(1), in paragraph (f), rabbit-proof. is replaced by rabbit-proof: and the following is added:

    • (g) the regrassing and fertilising of all types of pasture, if the expenditure is not incurred in the course of a significant capital activity.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies to expenditure incurred on and after 1 April 2005.

53 Improvements to farm land
  • (1) After section DO 4(7), the following is inserted:

    Order in Council to amend schedule 7
    • (8) The Governor-General may from time to time by Order in Council make regulations amending schedule 7 to vary the categories of improvements and percentages of diminished value of those improvements allowed as a deduction.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

54 Improvement destroyed or made useless by qualifying event
  • (1) In the heading to section DO 5B, by qualifying event is omitted.

    (2) Section DO 5B(1), other than the heading, is replaced by the following:

    • (1) This section applies if, in an income year of a person,

      • (a) the person owns land, or operates a business on land, to which an improvement described in schedule 7 (Expenditure on farming, aquacultural, and forestry improvements) has been made for the purposes of the business; and

      • (b) the improvement is destroyed or irreparably damaged and made useless for the purpose of deriving income; and

      • (c) the person would be entitled for the income year to a deduction under section DO 4 or DO 5 for expenditure on the improvement if the improvement had not been destroyed or irreparably damaged and made useless; and

      • (d) the damage occurs in an income year that corresponds to the 2005-06 or a subsequent tax year; and

      • (e) the damage is caused other than as a result of the action or failure to act of the person, an agent of the person, or an associated person.

    (3) In section DO 5B, in the list of terms defined in the Act, qualifying event is omitted.

55 New section DO 7 added
  • After section DO 6, the following is added:

    DO 7 Improvement destroyed or made useless
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies if, in an income year of a person,

      • (a) the person carries on an aquacultural business in New Zealand

        • (i) that satisfies section DO 6(1)(b); and

        • (ii) for the purposes of which an improvement described in schedule 7 (Expenditure on farming, aquacultural, and forestry improvements) has been made; and

      • (b) the improvement is destroyed or irreparably damaged and made useless for the purpose of deriving income; and

      • (c) the person would be entitled for the income year to a deduction under section DO 6 for expenditure on the improvement if the improvement had not been destroyed or irreparably damaged and made useless; and

      • (d) the damage occurs in an income year that corresponds to the 2005-06 or a subsequent tax year; and

      • (e) the damage is caused other than as a result of the action or failure to act of the person, an agent of the person, or an associated person.

      Deduction: diminished value of expenditure

      (2) The person is allowed a deduction of the amount of the diminished value, for the income year, of the expenditure on the improvement.

      Link with subpart DA

      (3) This section overrides the general permission and the capital limitation. The other general limitations still apply.

      Defined in this Act: business, capital limitation, deduction, diminished value, general limitation, general permission, income, income year, .

56 Improvement destroyed or made useless by qualifying event
  • (1) In the heading to section DP 3B, by qualifying event is omitted.

    (2) Section DP 3B(1)(b) is replaced by the following:

    • (b) the improvement is destroyed or irreparably damaged and made useless for the purpose of deriving income

      • (i) in an income year that corresponds to the 2005-06 or a subsequent tax year; and

      • (ii) other than as a result of the action or failure to act of the person, an agent of the person, or an associated person; and.

    (3) In section DP 3B, in the list of terms defined in the Act, qualifying event is omitted.

57 Disposal of property
  • (1) In section DR 2(4), section EY 46(6) is replaced by section EY 46(3).

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

58 New section DV 10B inserted
  • (1) After section DV 10, the following is inserted:

    DV 10B Distribution to member of co-operative company, excluded from being dividend
    • Deduction

      (1) A co-operative company, or a company owned by a co-operative company, is allowed a deduction for a distribution made for an income year to a member of the co-operative company if an amount of the distribution is excluded by section CD 24B (Distribution to member of co-operative company based on member's transactions) from being a dividend.

      Amount of deduction

      (2) The amount of the deduction is the amount of the distribution that is excluded by section CD 24B from being a dividend.

      Timing of deduction

      (3) The deduction for the distribution is allocated to the income year for which the distribution is made.

      Link with subpart DA

      (4) This section supplements the general permission. The general limitations still apply.

      Defined in this Act: company, co-operative company, deduction, general permission, general limitation, income year, shareholder, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

59 Trading stock, livestock, and excepted financial arrangements
  • (1) In section EA 1(1)(c), arrangements). is replaced by arrangements): and the following is added:

    • (d) a share supplier's share-lending right, if the original shares that relate to the right are excepted financial arrangements described in paragraph (c).

    (2) In section EA 1, in the list of terms defined in the Act,

    • (a) original share is inserted:

    • (b) share-lending right is inserted:

    • (c) share supplier is inserted.

60 New section EC 5B inserted
  • (1) After section EC 5, the following is inserted:

    EC 5B Transfer of livestock because of self-assessed adverse event
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies to livestock that is donated, or supplied for consideration with a value that is less than the market value of the livestock, to a recipient

      • (a) for use in a farming or agricultural business that is affected by a self-assessed adverse event; and

      • (b) by a donor or supplier who is not associated with the recipient.

      Treatment by donor or supplier

      (2) The donor or supplier must treat the livestock as having on the day of the transfer of the livestock

      • (a) no value, if the livestock is donated to the recipient:

      • (b) the value of the consideration provided by the recipient, otherwise.

      Treatment by recipient

      (3) The recipient must treat the livestock as having on the day of the transfer of the livestock

      • (a) no value, if the livestock is donated to the recipient:

      • (b) the value of the consideration provided by the recipient, otherwise.

      Defined in this Act: market value, self-assessed adverse event, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for transfers of livestock in income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

61 First income year in breeding business
  • In section EC 39(4), section EC 41 or EC 42 is replaced by section EC 41, EC 42, EZ 4B, or EZ 4C.

62 Later income years in breeding business
  • In section EC 40(4), section EC 41 or EC 42 is replaced by section EC 41, EC 42, EZ 4B, or EZ 4C.

63 Reduction: bloodstock not previously used for breeding in New Zealand
  • In section EC 41,

    • (a) in subsection (2), 25% is replaced by 50%:

    • (b) in subsection (3), 37.5% is replaced in both places it appears by 75%:

    • (c) subsections (4) and (5) are repealed:

    • (d) in subsection (6), in the formula, 11 is replaced by 9:

    • (e) after subsection (7), the following is added:

    Relationship with subject matter
    • (8) This section is overridden by section EZ 4B.

64 Reduction: bloodstock previously used for breeding in New Zealand
  • In section EC 42,

    • (a) subsections (2) and (3) are repealed:

    • (b) in subsection (4), in the formula, 11 is replaced by 9:

    • (c) after subsection (5), the following is added:

    Relationship with subject matter
    • (6) This section is overridden by section EZ 4C.

65 Replacement breeding stock
  • (1) In section EC 48(1)(a)(ii), applies the proceeds in buying is replaced by buys.

    (2) In section EC 48(1)(b)(ii), applies the payment in buying is replaced by buys.

    (3) In section EC 48(2), of the proceeds of sale under subsection (1)(a) or payment under subsection (1)(b) is repealed.

    (4) Subsections (1) to (3) apply for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

66 Valuation of excepted financial arrangements
  • (1) The heading to section ED 1(1) is replaced by Valuation methods for excepted financial arrangements.

    (2) After section ED 1(1), the following is inserted:

    Valuation method for right to acquire share under share-lending arrangement
    • (1B) Despite subsection (1), a share supplier's share-lending right has the value at the end of each income year that is equal to the amount described in subsection (1D).

    Valuation method for share acquired by share supplier under share-lending arrangement
    • (1C) Despite subsection (1), the original share or an identical share acquired by a share supplier from a share user under a share-lending arrangement has the value at the end of each income year that is equal to the amount described in subsection (ID).

    Amount
    • (1D) For subsections (1B) and (1C), the amount is the value of the original share at cost, determined by applying this section to the share immediately before the share supplier's disposal of the share under the relevant share-lending arrangement.

    (3) In section ED 1, in the list of terms defined in the Act,

    • (a) identical share is inserted:

    • (b) original share is inserted:

    • (c) share-lending arrangement is inserted:

    • (d) share-lending right is inserted:

    • (e) share supplier is inserted:

    • (f) share user is inserted.

67 Transfers of certain excepted financial arrangements within wholly-owned groups
  • In section ED 2(1), the following is inserted after paragraph (a):

    • (ab) the transfer of the excepted financial arrangement is not made under a share-lending arrangement; and.

68 What this subpart does
  • (1) After section EE 1(4), the following is inserted:

    Choice for allocation of deduction for depreciation lossproperty used for research, development, market development
    • (4B) A person who in an income year uses an item for research or development or for market development that gives rise to a deduction allocated under section EJ 20 (Deductions for market development product of research, development), and as a result has an amount of depreciation loss for the item for the income year, may choose to allocate all or part of the deduction for the depreciation loss

      • (a) to an income year after the income year for which the person has the depreciation loss; and

      • (b) in the way required by section EJ 21 (Allocation of deductions for research, development, resulting market development).

    (2) In section EE 1, in the list of terms defined in the Act,

    • (a) development is inserted:

    • (b) research is inserted.

    (3) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

69 Section EE 25 replaced
  • (1) Section EE 25 is replaced by the following:

    EE 25 Setting of economic depreciation rate
    • Relevant provisions

      (1) The economic depreciation rate that applies to a kind of item of depreciable property is set under

      • (a) section EE 25B, for items that

        • (i) are not buildings, fixed life intangible property, excluded depreciable property, or property for which an economic rate is given by section EE 25D or set under section EE 25E; and

        • (ii) are acquired on or after 1 April 2005:

      • (b) section EE 25C, for items that are buildings and

        • (i) are acquired on or after 19 May 2005; and

        • (ii) do not have an economic depreciation rate set under section EZ 21B:

      • (c) section EE 25D, for certain aircraft and motor vehicles acquired on or after 1 April 2005:

      • (d) section EE 25E, for items that

        • (i) have an estimated residual market value greater than 13.5% of cost:

        • (ii) would, in the absence of section EE 25E, have an economic depreciation rate set under section EE 25B or EE 25C:

      • (e) section EZ 21B (Economic rate for plant or equipment acquired before 1 April 2005 and buildings acquired before 19 May 2005) for items that

        • (i) are not buildings, fixed life intangible property, or excluded depreciable property and are acquired before 1 April 2005:

        • (ii) are buildings acquired before 19 May 2005:

        • (iii) are buildings acquired on or after 19 May 2005, as relationship property or from a company in the same wholly-owned group of companies, from a person who applied to the item an economic depreciation rate set under section EZ 21B or a corresponding provision.

      No rate for fixed life intangible property or excluded depreciable property

      (2) An economic depreciation rate must not be set for a kind of item of depreciable property that is fixed life intangible property or excluded depreciable property.

      Overriding effect of election under section EE 26B

      (3) Subsection (1)(a) is subject to section EE 26B.

      Defined in this Act: depreciable property, economic rate, estimated residual market value, excluded depreciable property, fixed life intangible property, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

70 New sections EE 25B to EE 25E inserted
  • (1) After section EE 25, the following is inserted:

    EE 25B Economic rate for certain depreciable property
    • What this section is about

      (1) This section is about setting the economic depreciation rate that applies to a kind of item of depreciable property.

      Exclusion

      (2) This section does not apply to buildings, fixed life intangible property, excluded depreciable property, or property for which an economic rate is given by section EE 25D or set under section EE 25E.

      Rate set by Commissioner

      (3) The Commissioner sets the rate from time to time by

      • (a) following the procedure set out in this section; and

      • (b) issuing a determination under section 91AAFof the Tax Administration Act 1994.

      Procedure for setting economic rate

      (4) To set the diminishing value rate for a kind of item of depreciable property, the Commissioner

      • (a) gets a figure by applying the formula in subsection (5) to items of that kind; and

      • (b) rounds the figure up or down to the nearest rate specified in schedule 11B, column 1 (Banded rates of depreciation); and

      • (c) sets the same rate for some or all of the kinds of items of depreciable property that are similar to one another, if the Commissioner thinks it is appropriate to do so having regard to

        • (i) the rate calculated for each kind; and

        • (ii) the reduction in compliance costs that is likely to be achieved.

      Formula

      (5) The formula is

      .
      Definition of item in formula

      (6) In the formula, estimated useful life is the estimated useful life of the item expressed in years.

      Defined in this Act: Commissioner, depreciable property, diminishing value rate, economic rate, estimated useful life, excluded depreciable property, fixed life intangible property,

    EE 25C Economic rate for buildings
    • What this section is about

      (1) This section is about setting the economic depreciation rate that applies to a kind of item of depreciable property that is a building and for which an economic rate is not set under section EE 25E or EZ 21B.

      Rate set by Commissioner

      (2) The Commissioner sets the rate from time to time by

      • (a) following the procedure set out in this section; and

      • (b) issuing a determination under section 91AAFof the Tax Administration Act 1994.

      Procedure for setting economic rate

      (3) To set the straight-line rate for a kind of item of depreciable property, the Commissioner

      • (a) gets a figure by applying the formula in subsection (4) to items of that kind; and

      • (b) rounds the figure up or down to the nearest rate specified in schedule 11B, column 4 (Banded rates of depreciation); and

      • (c) sets the same rate for some or all of the kinds of buildings that are similar to one another, if the Commissioner thinks it is appropriate to do so having regard to

        • (i) the rate calculated for each kind; and

        • (ii) the reduction in compliance costs that is likely to be achieved.

      Formula

      (4) The formula is

      .
      Definition of item in formula

      (5) In the formula, estimated useful life is the estimated useful life of the item expressed in years.

      Contracts existing at 19 May 2005

      (6) Despite subsection (1), a person who before 19 May 2005 enters into a binding contract for the purchase or construction of a building must apply to the building the economic rate for the type of the building determined under section EZ 21B (Economic rate for plant or equipment acquired before 1 April 2005 and buildings acquired before 19 May 2005).

      Defined in this Act: Commissioner, depreciable property, diminishing value rate, economic rate, estimated useful life, excluded depreciable property, fixed life intangible property,

    EE 25D Economic rate for certain aircraft and motor vehicles
    • What this section does

      (1) This section gives the economic depreciation rate for certain aircraft and motor vehicles.

      Rate for certain aircraft

      (2) The economic rate for an aircraft is a diminishing value rate of 10% or a straight-line rate of 7% if the aircraft

      • (a) is self-propelled; and

      • (b) has fixed wings; and

      • (c) is not an international aircraft; and

      • (d) is not a helicopter.

      Rate for certain motor vehicles

      (3) The economic rate for a motor vehicle having seats for no more than 12 persons is a diminishing value rate of 30% or a straight-line rate of 21% if the motor vehicle

      • (a) is not available for hire:

      • (b) is available for hire for a hire period of more than 1 month:

      • (c) is a taxi:

      • (d) is a minibus.

      Defined in this Act: diminishing value rate, economic rate, international aircraft, minibus, straight-line rate,

    EE 25E Economic rate for plant, equipment, or building, with high residual value
    • What this section is about

      (1) This section is about setting the economic depreciation rate that applies to items of a kind of depreciable property if

      • (a) the kind of depreciable property is not fixed life intangible property, or excluded depreciable property, for which an economic rate cannot be set; and

      • (b) the items are

        • (i) plant or equipment acquired before 1 April 2005:

        • (ii) buildings acquired before 19 May 2005.

      Rate set by Commissioner

      (2) The Commissioner sets the rate from time to time by

      • (a) following the procedure set out in this section; and

      • (b) issuing a determination under section 91AAFof the Tax Administration Act 1994.

      Procedure for setting economic rate

      (3) To set the diminishing value rate for a kind of item of depreciable property, the Commissioner

      • (a) gets a figure by applying the formula in subsection (4) to items of that kind; and

      • (b) rounds the figure up or down to the nearest rate specified in schedule 11, column 1 (Banded rates of depreciation); and

      • (c) sets the same rate for some or all of the kinds of items of depreciable property that are similar to one another, if the Commissioner thinks it is appropriate to do so having regard to

        • (i) the rate calculated for each kind; and

        • (ii) the reduction in compliance costs that is likely to be achieved.

      Formula

      (4) The formula is

      .
      Definition of item in formula

      (5) In the formula,

      • (a) residual value is the greater of

        • (i) estimated residual market value, which is defined in section EE 58:

        • (ii) 13.5% of cost:

      • (b) cost is the cost of items of the kind to which the formula is applied:

      • (c) estimated useful life is defined in section EE 54.

      Defined in this Act: Commissioner, depreciable property, diminishing value rate, economic rate, estimated residual market value, estimated useful life, excluded depreciable property, fixed life intangible property, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

71 Annual rate for item acquired in person's 199596 or later income year
  • (1) In section EE 26(1), after a person acquires, , other than under section FCB 3 (Emigrating company treated as disposing of property and immediately reacquiring property), is inserted.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

72 New section EE 26B inserted
  • (1) After section EE 26, the following is inserted:

    EE 26B Election in respect of certain depreciable property acquired on or after 1 April 2005
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies if a person acquired an item of depreciable property that is not a building

      • (a) on or after 1 April 2005; and

      • (b) before the commencement of the person's income year corresponding to the 200607 tax year.

      Election to use economic depreciation rate determined under section EZ 21B

      (2) The person may elect to calculate the depreciation loss for the item of depreciable property for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years in accordance with the economic depreciation rate determined for the type of item under section EZ 21B (Economic rate for plant or equipment acquired before 1 April 2005 and buildings acquired before 19 May 2005).

      Election to be made in return of income

      (3) The person must make an election under subsection (2) in the person's return of income for the 2005-06 tax year.

      Defined in this Act: depreciable property, depreciation loss, economic depreciation rate, income year, return of income, tax year., .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

73 Items of low value
  • (1) Section EE 31(1), other than the heading, is replaced by the following:

    • (1) This section applies for an item of property that a person acquires, in an income year, if

      • (a) the total cost for the item is equal to or less than the threshold value given for the item by subsection (1B); and

      • (b) the person uses the item, or has the item available for use, in the income year; and

      • (c) the item would be depreciable property if the person did not deal with it under this section; and

      • (d) the item has not been and will not become part of any other property that is depreciable property; and

      • (e) the person is denied a deduction for the cost of the item if the person does not deal with the item under this section; and

      • (f) when the item is one of a group of items, acquired at the same time and from the same supplier, to which the same depreciation rate would apply if they were all treated as items of depreciable property,

        • (i) if subparagraph (ii) does not apply, the total cost for all the items in the group is equal to or less than the threshold value given for the item by subsection (1B):

        • (ii) if the items generally constitute the person's trading stock, the total cost for all the items in the group not treated by the person solely as trading stock is equal to or less than the threshold value given for the item by subsection (1B).

    Threshold value for item
    • (1B) The threshold value for an item is

      • (a) $200, if the item is acquired before 19 May 2005:

      • (b) $500, if the item is acquired on or after 19 May 2005.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

74 Consideration for purposes of section EE 37
  • (1) After section EE 38(1), the following is added:

    Amount derived may be nil or negative
    • (1B) For the purposes of section EE 37, an amount that a person derives as consideration may be nil or a negative amount.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

75 Effect of disposal or event
  • (1) In section EE 41(3), This section is replaced by Subsection (2).

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and later tax years.

76 Other definitions
  • (1) In section EE 58, in the definition of economic rate, section EE 25 is replaced by sections EE 25B to EE 25E.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

77 ACC levies and premiums
  • (1) In section EF 3(3), column E (Months for payment of provisional tax and terminal tax) is to be treated as if it were due and payable on the relevant date in column D of that part of the schedule is replaced by column H (Dates for payment of provisional tax) is treated as if it were due and payable on the relevant date in schedule 13, part A, column G for the person's corresponding income year.

    (2) Section EF 3(4), other than the heading, is replaced by the following:

    • (4) For the purposes of subsection (3), references to the date in schedule 13, part A, columns G and H (which refer to months only and not days) are references to the day in the relevant month that is fixed by the following:

      • (a) the definition of instalment date in section OB 1 (Definitions); and

      • (b) sections MB 1(3), and MB 19 to 23 (which relate to provisional tax instalments in transitional years), and MC 1(Payment of terminal tax).

    (3) In the list of defined terms for section EF 3, the references to first instalment date, second instalment date, and third instalment date are omitted.

    (4) Subsections (1) to (3) apply for income years corresponding to the 200809 and subsequent tax years.

78 Meaning of self-assessed adverse event
  • (1) Section EH 36 is repealed.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

79 Meaning of self-assessed adverse event
  • (1) Section EH 63 is repealed.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

80 Leases: income derived in anticipation
  • (1) Section EI 6(3)(b) is replaced by the following:

    • (b) the person must give the notice in the tax year following the tax year to which the income year of derivation corresponds:.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

81 New heading and sections EJ 20 and EJ 21 inserted
  • (1) After section EJ 19, the following is inserted:

    Research, development, and resulting market development

    EJ 20 Deductions for market developmentproduct of research, development
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies if a person is allowed a deduction for expenditure that is not interest and is incurred

      • (a) on market development for a product that has resulted from expenditure incurred by the person on research or development; and

      • (b) before the person begins commercial production or commercial use of the product.

      Choice for allocation of deduction

      (2) The person may choose to allocate all or part of the deduction to an income year

      • (a) after the income year in which the person incurs the expenditure; and

      • (b) in the way required by section EJ 21.

      Defined in this Act: assessable income, deduction, development, income year, research,

    EJ 21 Allocation of deductions for research, development, resulting market development
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies if a person has

      • (a) a deduction, for expenditure incurred on research or development, that the person chooses to allocate under section DB 26(6B) (Research or development):

      • (b) a deduction, for depreciation losses for an item used for research or development, that the person chooses to allocate under section EE 1(4B) (What this subpart does):

      • (c) a deduction, for expenditure incurred on market development for a product that has resulted from expenditure incurred on research or development, that the person chooses to allocate under section EJ 20(2).

      Timing of deduction

      (2) The person must allocate the deduction to an income year

      • (a) in which the person derives assessable income that the person would not have derived but for

        • (i) expenditure that gives rise to a deduction that may be allocated under this section:

        • (ii) the use or disposal of an item for which the person has a depreciation loss that may be allocated under this section:

      • (b) to which the person would be permitted by Part 1 (Treatment of net losses) to carry forward a net loss for the income year in which the expenditure or depreciation loss was incurred.

      Amount of deduction allocated to income year

      (3) The person must allocate to an income year an amount of deductions referred to in subsection (1) that is equal to or greater than the lesser of

      • (a) the amount of assessable income referred to in subsection (2)(a) that the person derives in the income year:

      • (b) the amount of the deductions that has not been allocated to earlier income years.

      Defined in this Act: assessable income, deduction, depreciation losses, development, income year, research, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

82 Refund
  • In the heading to section EK 12, if request or excess balance is added after Refund.

83 What is an excepted financial arrangement?
  • (1) After section EW 5(11), the following is inserted:

    Share-lending arrangement
    • (11B) A share-lending arrangement is an excepted financial arrangement.

    (2) After section EW 5(15), the following is inserted:

    Certain arrangements to which transitional resident is party
    • (15B) An arrangement to which a transitional resident is a party is an excepted financial arrangement for the transitional resident if

      • (a) no other party to the arrangement is a New Zealand resident; and

      • (b) the arrangement is not for a purpose of a business carried on in New Zealand by a party to the arrangement.

    (3) In section EW 5, in the list of terms defined in the Act,

    • (a) New Zealand resident is inserted:

    • (b) non-resident is inserted:

    • (c) share-lending arrangement is inserted:

    • (d) transitional resident is inserted.

    (4) Subsection (2) applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (5) The law that would apply if subsection (2) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

84 Consideration when person enters rules: accrued obligation
  • (1) Section EW 37(1), other than the heading, is replaced by the following:

    • (1) This section applies to a person who is a party to a financial arrangement if, when the person has an accrued obligation to pay consideration under the arrangement, 1 or more of the following situations arise:

      • (a) the person is a non-resident who becomes a party to the arrangement for the purpose of a business carried on by the person through a fixed establishment in New Zealand:

      • (b) the person is a non-resident who

        • (i) becomes a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident; and

        • (ii) is not, immediately before becoming a New Zealand resident, a party to the arrangement for the purpose of a business carried on by the person through a fixed establishment in New Zealand:

      • (c) the person is a transitional resident for whom the arrangement ceases to be an excepted financial arrangement described in section EW 5(15B):

      • (d) the person is a transitional resident who becomes a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident, resulting in the arrangement ceasing to be an excepted financial arrangement described in section EW 5(15B):

      • (e) the person stops using the arrangement for a private or domestic purpose, resulting in the arrangement ceasing to be an excepted financial arrangement described in any of section EW 5(16) to (18).

    (2) In section EW 37, in the list of terms defined in the Act,

    • (a) New Zealand resident is inserted:

    • (b) non-resident is inserted:

    • (c) resident in New Zealand is omitted:

    • (d) transitional resident is inserted.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (4) The law that would apply if subsections (1) and (2) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

85 Consideration when person enters rules: accrued entitlement
  • (1) Section EW 42(1), other than the heading, is replaced by the following:

    • (1) This section applies to a person who is a party to a financial arrangement if, when the person has an accrued entitlement to receive consideration under the arrangement, 1 or more of the following situations arise:

      • (a) the person is a non-resident who becomes a party to the arrangement for the purpose of a business carried on by the person through a fixed establishment in New Zealand:

      • (b) the person is a non-resident who

        • (i) becomes a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident; and

        • (ii) is not, immediately before becoming a New Zealand resident, a party to the arrangement for the purpose of a business carried on by the person through a fixed establishment in New Zealand:

      • (c) the person is a transitional resident for whom the arrangement ceases to be an excepted financial arrangement described in section EW 5(15B):

      • (d) the person is a transitional resident who becomes a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident, resulting in the arrangement ceasing to be an excepted financial arrangement described in section EW 5(15B):

      • (e) the person stops using the arrangement for a private or domestic purpose, resulting in the arrangement ceasing to be an excepted financial arrangement described in any of section EW 5(16) to (18).

    (2) In section EW 42, in the list of terms defined in the Act,

    • (a) New Zealand resident is inserted:

    • (b) non-resident is inserted:

    • (c) resident in New Zealand is omitted:

    • (d) transitional resident is inserted.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (4) The law that would apply if subsections (1) and (2) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

86 New heading and section EW 52B inserted
  • After section EW 52, the following is inserted:

    Treatment of original share acquired under financial arrangement

    EW 52B Share supplier under share-lending arrangement
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies to a person who

      • (a) acquires a share under a financial arrangement (original financial arrangement); and

      • (b) is the share supplier for a share-lending arrangement; and

      • (c) disposes of the share to the share user as an original share under the share-lending arrangement.

      Treatment of reacquisition of original share

      (2) If the person reacquires the original share under the share-lending arrangement, for the purposes of applying the financial arrangements rules to the original financial arrangement

      • (a) the person did not dispose of the original share to the share user; and

      • (b) the person continued to own the original share until the time that the person reacquired the original share.

      Treatment of acquisition of replacement share

      (3) If the person acquires an identical share under the share-lending arrangement, for the purposes of the financial arrangements rules in relation to the original financial arrangement

      • (a) the identical share is the share that the person acquired under the original financial arrangement; and

      • (b) the person continued to own the identical share until the time that the person acquired the replacement share.

      Defined in this Act: financial arrangement, financial arrangements rules, identical share, original share, share, share-lending arrangement, share supplier, share user.,

87 Income interests on days of non-residence
  • (1) The heading to section EX 16 is replaced by Income interests for certain purposes.

    (2) Section EX 16(1), other than the heading, is replaced by the following:

    • (1) This section applies for the purposes of determining the attributed CFC income or loss of a person for a period if the person holds an income interest in the CFC on a day in the period.

    (3) Section EX 16(2), other than the heading, is replaced by the following:

    • (2) For the purposes of calculating the attributed CFC income or loss of a person for a period, the person has an income interest in a CFC of zero on a day in the period if, on the day, the person is

      • (a) a non-resident:

      • (b) a transitional resident.

    (4) In section EX 16, transitional resident is inserted in the list of terms defined in the Act.

    (5) Subsections (1) to (4) apply for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (6) The law that would apply if subsections (1) to (4) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

88 Section EX 17 replaced
  • (1) Section EX 17 is replaced by the following:

    EX 17 Income interest if variations within period
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies if a person's income interest in a CFC, calculated under sections EX 8 to EX 16, varies between days in a period.

      Weighted average

      (2) The person's income interest for the period is the total of the amounts for the period, each of which is calculated using the formula in subsection (3) for a day in the period.

      Formula

      (3) The formula is

      .
      Definition of items in formula

      (4) In the formula,

      • (a) income interest for day is

        • (i) the income interest during the day, if the income interest does not vary during the day:

        • (ii) the income interest at the start of the day, if the income interest varies during the day:

      • (b) days in period is the number of days in the period.

      Defined in this Act: CFC, income interest, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

89 Taxable distribution from non-qualifying trust
  • (1) In section EX 19(5), 200607 is replaced by 201112.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years.

90 Branch equivalent income or loss: calculation rules
  • (1) In section EX 21(35), 200607 is replaced by 201112.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years.

91 Residence in grey list country
  • (1) Section EX 24(1), except for the heading, is replaced by the following:

    • (1) For the purposes of this subpart and subparts CQ (Attributed income from foreign equity), DN (Attributed losses from foreign equity), and LF (Underlying foreign tax credits), a CFC is resident in a country listed in schedule 3, part A (International tax rules: grey list countries) if

      • (a) the CFC is liable in the country to income tax on the CFC's income because the CFC

        • (i) is domiciled in the country:

        • (ii) is resident in the country:

        • (iii) is incorporated in the country:

        • (iv) has its place of management in the country:

      • (b) the CFC is organised under the laws of the country and the country

        • (i) imposes on persons holding income interests in the CFC the liability for income tax on the CFC's income; and

        • (ii) under the laws of the country, is the source of 80% or more of the income of the CFC.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years.

92 Grey list exemption
  • (1) Section EX 33(1), except for the heading, is replaced by the following:

    • (1) A person's rights in a FIF in an income year are not an attributing interest if, at all times in the income year,

      • (a) the FIF is not an entity described in schedule 4, part B (Foreign investment funds); and

      • (b) a country listed in schedule 3, part A (International tax rules: grey list countries), in relation to the FIF, satisfies at least 1 of the grounds for exemption given by subsections (1B) and (1C).

    First ground for exemption
    • (1B) The country

      • (a) is the residence of the FIF under section OE 2(3) to (6) (Determination of residence of company); and

      • (b) imposes on the FIF liability for income tax on the FIF's income because the FIF

        • (i) is domiciled in the country:

        • (ii) is resident in the country:

        • (iii) is incorporated in the country:

        • (iv) has its place of management in the country.

    Second ground for exemption
    • (1C) The country

      • (a) is the country under whose laws the FIF is organised; and

      • (b) imposes on persons holding income interests in the FIF liability for income tax on the FIF's income; and

      • (c) under the laws of the country, is the source of 80% or more of the income of the FIF.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years.

93 Foreign exchange control exemption
  • (1) In section EX 34, in the list of provisions for comparison, CG 15(2)(c), (e) is replaced by CG 15(2)(e).

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

94 Immigrant's 4-year exemption
  • (1) The heading to section EX 35 is replaced by Income interest of non-resident or transitional resident.

    (2) Section EX 35(2) is replaced by the following:

    Exemption for non-resident or transitional resident
    • A person's rights in a FIF at any time are not an attributing interest if

      • (a) the person is a natural person; and

      • (b) the person acquires the rights when a non-resident or transitional resident; and

      • (c) at the time, the person is a non-resident or transitional resident.

    (3) In section EX 35, in the list of terms defined in the Act, non-resident and transitional resident are inserted.

    (4) Subsection (2) applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (5) The law that would apply if subsection (2) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

95 Immigrant's accrued superannuation entitlement exemption
  • (1) In the heading to section EX 36, Immigrant's is replaced by New resident's.

    (2) Section EX 36(2) is replaced by:

    Rights accruing before or after becoming resident
    • (2) The rights must have accrued during a period

      • (a) for which the person is not a New Zealand resident:

      • (b) for which the person is a New Zealand resident and that

        • (i) begins when the person becomes a New Zealand resident; and

        • (ii) ends before the first day of the fifth income year following the income year in which the person becomes a New Zealand resident.

    (3) Section EX 36(3), other than the heading, is replaced by the following:

    • (3) The extent to which the rights have accrued during a period referred to in subsection (2) is calculated using the formula

      closing value opening value.

    (4) In section EX 36(4), paragraphs (a) and (b) are replaced by the following:

    • (a) closing value is the market value of the rights on the day that ends the period:

    • (b) opening value is the market value of the rights on the day that begins the period.

    (5) Subsections (2) to (4) apply for

    • (a) a person who becomes a New Zealand resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (6) The law that would apply if subsections (2) to (4) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a New Zealand resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

96 Accounting profits method
  • (1) In section EX 42(1), the formula is replaced by the following:

    (accounting profits or losses foreign tax) income interest.

    (2) After section EX 42(3), the following is inserted:

    • (3B) Foreign tax is the total for the accounting period of income tax on the income of the FIF

      • (a) for which the person is liable under the laws of a country or territory outside New Zealand; and

      • (b) paid by the person in the accounting period.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years.

97 Comparative value method
  • (1) In section EX 44(6), the definition of costs is replaced by the following:

    Costs is the total for the income year of

    • (a) all expenditure, if any, that the person incurs in acquiring or increasing the interest:

    • (b) income tax on the income of the FIF

      • (i) for which the person is liable under the laws of a country or territory outside New Zealand; and

      • (ii) paid by the person in the income year.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years.

98 Deemed rate of return method
  • (1) In section EX 45(6)(b), the definition of costs is replaced by the following:

    costs is the total for the part of the income year of

    • (i) all expenditure, if any, that the person incurs in acquiring or increasing the interest:

    • (ii) income tax on the income of the FIF for which the person is liable under the laws of a country or territory outside New Zealand and which is paid by the person in the part of the income year:.

    (2) In section EX 45(8)(b), the definition of costs is replaced by the following:

    costs is the total for the income year or part of the income year of

    • (i) all expenditure, if any, that the person incurs in acquiring or increasing the interest:

    • (ii) income tax on the income of the FIF for which the person is liable under the laws of a country or territory outside New Zealand and which is paid by the person in the income year or part of the income year:.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years.

99 Additional FIF income or loss if CFC owns FIF
  • (1) In section EX 46(7), 200607 is replaced by 2011-12.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years.

100 Migration of persons holding FIF interests
  • (1) Section EX 52(3)(a) is replaced by the following:

    • (a) is a non-resident or a transitional resident; and

    • (ab) becomes a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident; and.

    (2) In section EX 52(3)(c), change of residence is replaced by change of residence or status.

    (3) Section EX 52(5)(a) is replaced by the following:

    • (a) ceases to be

      • (i) a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident, and becomes a non-resident:

      • (ii) a non-resident, and becomes a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident:

      • (iii) a transitional resident, and becomes a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident; and.

    (4) In section EX 52, in the list of terms defined in the Act,

    • (a) New Zealand resident is inserted:

    • (b) non-resident is inserted:

    • (c) resident of New Zealand is omitted:

    • (d) transitional resident is inserted.

    (5) Subsections (1) to (4) apply for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (6) The law that would apply if subsections (1) to (4) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

101 New sections EZ 4B and EZ 4C inserted
  • After section EZ 4, the following is inserted:

    EZ 4B Reduction: bloodstock not previously used for breeding in New Zealand: pre-1 August 2006
    • Bloodstock to which this section applies

      (1) This section applies to bloodstock that

      • (a) was not used for breeding in New Zealand before 16 December 1991; and

      • (b) before a person (person A) acquired it, was not used for breeding in New Zealand by any other person, unless

        • (i) the other person transferred the bloodstock to person A under a matrimonial agreement to which section FF 12 (Bloodstock) applies; or

        • (ii) the other person and person A were companies in the same wholly-owned group at the time person A acquired the bloodstock from the other person; and

      • (c) section EC 39(1) or (2) applies to,

        • (i) before 1 August 2006; or

        • (ii) for an income year ending on or after 1 August 2006, if a requirement in paragraphs (a) to (c) of section EC 39(1) or (2) is first met before 1 August 2006.

      Stallion

      (2) For the purposes of sections EC 39 and EC 40, the reduction applying to the value of a stallion is 25% of the cost price of the stallion unless person A chooses to value the stallion by the reducing value method.

      Stallion valued by reducing value method

      (3) When person A chooses to value the stallion by the reducing value method, the reduction applying to the value of the stallion is 37.5% of its cost price in the first income year and 37.5% of its opening value in each later income year. Person A must give notice to the Commissioner of their election in their return of income for the first income year.

      Broodmare when first used before 1 April 2001

      (4) For the purposes of sections EC 39 and EC 40, the reduction applying to the value of a broodmare is calculated using the formula

      .
      Definition of item in formula

      (5) In the formula, age of broodmare is

      • (a) 12 years of age; or

      • (b) the actual age in years, if the broodmare is 11 years of age or less at the end of the income year.

      Broodmare when first used on or after 1 April 2001 but before 1 August 2006

      (6) For the purposes of sections EC 39 and EC 40, the reduction applying to the value of a broodmare to which section EC 39(2) applies is calculated using the formula

      .
      Definition of item in formula

      (7) In the formula, age of broodmare is

      • (a) 8 years of age; or

      • (b) the actual age in years, if the broodmare is 7 years of age or less at the end of the income year.

      Defined in this Act: bloodstock, broodmare, Commissioner, company, cost price, income year, matrimonial agreement, New Zealand, notice, return of income, stallion, wholly-owned group, year,

    EZ 4C Reduction: broodmare previously used for breeding in New Zealand: pre-1 August 2006
    • Broodmare to which this section applies

      (1) This section applies to a broodmare that section EC 39(1) or (2) applies to,

      • (a) before 1 August 2006; or

      • (b) for an income year ending on or after 1 August 2006, if a requirement in paragraphs (a) to (c) of section EC 39(1) or (2) is first met before 1 August 2006.

      Broodmare when first used before 1 April 2001

      (2) For the purposes of sections EC 39 and EC 40, the reduction applying to the value of a broodmare to which section EC 39(1) applies and sections EC 41 and EZ 4B do not apply is calculated using the formula

      .
      Definition of item in formula

      (3) In the formula, age of broodmare is

      • (a) 12 years of age; or

      • (b) the actual age in years, if the broodmare is 11 years of age or less at the end of the income year.

      Broodmare when first used on or after 1 April 2001 but before 1 August 2006

      (4) For the purposes of sections EC 39 and EC 40, the reduction applying to the value of a broodmare to which section EC 39(2) applies and sections EC 41 and EZ 4B do not apply is calculated using the formula

      .
      Definition of item in formula

      (5) In the formula, age of broodmare is

      • (a) 8 years of age; or

      • (b) the actual age in years, if the broodmare is 7 years of age or less at the end of the income year.

      Defined in this Act: broodmare, cost price, income year, year, .

102 New section EZ 21B inserted
  • (1) After section EZ 21, the following is inserted:

    EZ 21B Economic rate for plant or equipment acquired before 1 April 2005 and buildings acquired before 19 May 2005
    • What this section is about

      (1) This section is about setting the economic depreciation rate that applies to items of a kind of depreciable property if

      • (a) the kind of depreciable property is not fixed life intangible property, or excluded depreciable property, for which an economic rate cannot be set; and

      • (b) the items are

        • (i) plant or equipment acquired before 1 April 2005:

        • (ii) buildings acquired before 19 May 2005:

        • (iii) buildings acquired on or after 19 May 2005, as relationship property or from a company in the same wholly-owned group of companies, from a person who applied to the item an economic depreciation rate set under this section or a corresponding provision.

      Rate set by Commissioner

      (2) The Commissioner sets the rate from time to time by

      • (a) following the procedure set out in this section; and

      • (b) issuing a determination under section 91AAFof the Tax Administration Act 1994.

      Procedure for setting economic rate

      (3) To set the diminishing value rate for a kind of item of depreciable property, the Commissioner

      • (a) gets a figure by applying the formula in subsection (4) to items of that kind; and

      • (b) rounds the figure up or down to the nearest rate specified in schedule 11, column 1 (Banded rates of depreciation); and

      • (c) sets the same rate for some or all of the kinds of items of depreciable property that are similar to one another, if the Commissioner thinks it is appropriate to do so having regard to

        • (i) the rate calculated for each kind; and

        • (ii) the reduction in compliance costs that is likely to be achieved.

      Formula

      (4) The formula is

      .
      Definition of item in formula

      (5) In the formula,

      • (a) residual value is the greater of

        • (i) estimated residual market value, which is defined in section EE 58 (Other definitions):

        • (ii) 13.5% of cost:

      • (b) cost is the cost of items of the kind to which the formula is applied:

      • (c) estimated useful life is defined in section EE 54 (Meaning of estimated useful life).

      Defined in this Act: Commissioner, depreciable property, diminishing value rate, economic rate, estimated residual market value, estimated useful life, excluded depreciable property, fixed life intangible property, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

103 Section EZ 29 replaced
  • (1) Section EZ 29 is replaced by the following:

    EZ 29 Disclosure restrictions on grey list CFCs before 201112
    • No attributed CFC income from taxable distribution

      (1) No attributed CFC income arises under section EX 19 (Taxable distribution from non-qualifying trust) in respect of a person's income interest in a CFC if subsection (4) applies.

      No branch equivalent income or loss

      (2) No branch equivalent income or loss arises under section EX 21 (Branch equivalent income or loss: calculation rules) in respect of a person's income interest in a CFC if subsection (4) applies.

      No FIF income or loss

      (3) No FIF income or loss arises under section EX 46 (Additional FIF income or loss if CFC owns FIF) in respect of a person's income interest in a CFC if subsection (5) applies.

      Application of subsections (1) and (2)

      (4) Subsection (1) or (2) applies in respect of a person's income interest for an accounting period in a CFC if

      • (a) the income interest arises from an interest of the person in a CFC that satisfies subsection (6); and

      • (b) the person holds information that would, if considered by the Commissioner, satisfy the Commissioner under subsection (7).

      Application of subsection (3)

      (5) Subsection (3) applies in respect of a person's income interest for an accounting period in a CFC if

      • (a) the income interest satisfies subsection (6); and

      • (b) the person holds information that would, if considered by the Commissioner, satisfy the Commissioner under subsection (7).

      Relevant grey list CFC

      (6) An interest in a CFC satisfies this subsection for an accounting period if the CFC is, throughout the accounting period,

      • (a) resident in a country on the grey list; and

      • (b) quoted on the official list of a recognised exchange in the country; and

      • (c) under the law of the country or the rules of the exchange,

        • (i) prevented from disclosing to the person information necessary for calculating attributed CFC income or loss or FIF income or loss:

        • (ii) required, as a result of the disclosure, to make a further disclosure of information that would be harmful to the commercial interests of the CFC.

      Person must satisfy Commissioner

      (7) For this section to apply in respect of a person's income interest for an accounting period in a CFC, the person must hold information that would satisfy the Commissioner that, for the accounting period, an effect of the law or rules referred to in subsection (6) is that the person cannot calculate the attributed CFC income or loss or FIF income or loss in respect of the income interest.

      Section terminates after 201011 income year

      (8) This section does not apply to the tax on income derived by a person in an income year after the income year that corresponds to the 201011 tax year.

      Defined in this Act: accounting period, attributed CFC income, attributed CFC income or loss, branch equivalent income or loss, Commissioner, CFC, FIF, FIF income or loss, grey list, income, income interest, income year, recognised exchange, tax, tax year, .

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years.

104 Apportionment of income derived partly in New Zealand and partly elsewhere
  • (1) In section FB 2(2)(a), section OE (1) is replaced by section OE 4(1).

    (2) In section FB 2(2)(b), section OE (1)(a) is replaced by section OE 4(1)(a).

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

105 Liability to make return and pay income tax
  • (1) In section FC 16(7), section NF 9(1)(a) to (c) is replaced by section NF 9(1)(a) and (b).

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

106 New heading and sections FC 22 to FC 24 added
  • (1) After section FC 21, the following is added:

    Transitional residents

    FC 22 Tax treatment of foreign-sourced amounts derived by transitional resident
    • The intended effect of this section and sections FC 23 and FC 24 and related provisions of the Act is that, for the purposes of the Act, a person who derives a foreign-sourced amount is treated as being a non-resident in relation to the amount if the person derives the amount when the person is a transitional resident.

    FC 23 General requirements for being transitional resident
    • A person satisfies the general requirements for being a transitional resident if

      • (a) the person has a permanent place of abode in New Zealand; and

      • (b) immediately before acquiring a permanent place of abode in New Zealand, the person was a non-resident for a continuous period (non-residence period) of at least 10 years; and

      • (c) the person was not a transitional resident before the non-residence period.

    FC 24 Transitional resident
    • A natural person who satisfies the general requirements given by section FC 23 is a transitional resident for a period

      • (a) beginning from the first day of the month in which the person acquires a permanent place of abode in New Zealand; and

      • (b) ending on the day that is the earlier of the following:

        • (i) the day before the person ceases to be a New Zealand resident:

        • (ii) the last day of the 48th month after the month in which the person acquires a permanent place of abode in New Zealand.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006.

    (3) The law that would apply if subsection (1) did not come into force applies for a person who satisfies the requirements to be a transitional resident before 1 April 2006.

107 New subpart FCB inserted
  • (1) After subpart FC, the following is inserted:

    Subpart FCBEmigration of resident companies

    FCB 1 Tax effects of company becoming non-resident to reflect tax effects of liquidation
    • (1) This subpart applies to an emigrating company, which is a company that

      • (a) is a New Zealand resident; and

      • (b) ceases to be a New Zealand resident.

      (2) The intended effect of this subpart and related provisions of the Act is that, for the purposes of the Act, the effects on an emigrating company and its shareholders when the emigrating company becomes a non-resident reflect the effects that would have resulted if,

      • (a) immediately before the emigration time,

        • (i) the emigrating company disposed of its property at market value; and

        • (ii) the emigrating company went into liquidation; and

        • (iii) the amount available for distribution in the liquidation were distributed as dividends to the shareholders of the emigrating company; and

      • (b) at the emigration time, the emigrating company were reformed as a foreign company that

        • (i) had the same ownership and business activities as those of the emigrating company immediately before the emigration time; and

        • (ii) had acquired at market value the property of the emigrating company immediately before the emigration time.

    FCB 2 Emigrating company treated as paying distribution to shareholders
    • Immediately before the emigration time for an emigrating company,

      • (a) the emigrating company is treated as paying, as dividends, a distribution in money to shareholders of the amount that would be available for distribution to the shareholders if, immediately before the emigration time, the emigrating company

        • (i) disposed of its property at market value; and

        • (ii) went into liquidation; and

      • (b) each shareholder in the emigrating company is treated as being paid by the emigrating company, as a dividend, a distribution in money of the amount to which the shareholder would be entitled in such a liquidation.

    FCB 3 Emigrating company treated as disposing of property and immediately reacquiring property
    • An emigrating company is treated as, immediately before the emigration time for the emigrating company,

      • (a) disposing of the property of the emigrating company to another person for consideration equal to the market value of the property at the emigration time; and

      • (b) acquiring the property referred to in paragraph (a) from the other person for consideration equal to the amount referred to in paragraph (a).

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for

    • (a) a company that becomes a non-resident on or after 21 March 2005 and does not,

      • (ii) before 21 March 2005, apply for incorporation under the laws of another country or territory; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (3) The law that would apply if subsection (1) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a company that

      • (i) becomes a non-resident before 21 March 2005:

      • (ii) becomes a non-resident on or after 21 March 2005 and for which subsection (1) does not apply; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

108 Amalgamation of companies: purpose
  • (1) In section FE 1(2)(a), MB 11 is replaced by MB 34.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200708 and subsequent tax years.

109 Arrangement to defeat application of depreciation provisions
  • (1) In section GC 6,

    • (a) For the purposes of sections EZ 16 to EZ 18 and FF 15, where is replaced by If:

    • (b) a deduction so is replaced by a deduction for an amount of depreciation loss so.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

110 New section GC 14G inserted
  • After section GC 14F, the following is inserted:

    GC 14G Arrangement to avoid application of rules for returning share transfers
    • If a person enters into an arrangement that has an effect of avoiding a requirement of the definition of returning share transfer in section OB 1 so as to defeat the intention and application of this Act, the Commissioner may, despite the arrangement, treat

      • (a) the arrangement as a returning share transfer; and

      • (b) a person affected by the arrangement as a share user or a share supplier, under the returning share transfer.

111 New section GC 17B inserted
  • (1) After section GC 17, the following is inserted:

    GC 17B Fringe benefit tax: arrangement void
    • (1) If an arrangement is void under section BG 1, the amount of excluded income under section CX 3 of a person affected by the arrangement may be adjusted by the Commissioner in the manner the Commissioner thinks appropriate, so as to counteract any tax advantage obtained by that person from or under the arrangement, and without limiting the generality of this subsection, the Commissioner may have regard to

      • (a) the amount of excluded income as, in the Commissioner's opinion, the person would have, or might be expected to have, or would in all likelihood have, had if the arrangement had not been made or entered into; or

      • (b) the amount of excluded income as, in the Commissioner's opinion, the person would have had if they had been allowed the benefit of some or all of the excluded income, as the Commissioner considers proper, derived by any other person or persons as a result of the arrangement.

      (2) If an amount of excluded income is included in the income of a person under subsection (1), then, for the purposes of this Act, that amount is not included in the income of any other person.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person and a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006 for which the person or the person's employer is required to forward a return to the Commissioner under subpart ND (Fringe benefit tax).

112 Sale or other disposition of trading stock for inadequate consideration
  • (1) In section GD 1(1), subsection (2) is replaced by subsections (1B) and (2).

    (2) After section GD 1(1), the following is inserted:

    Exclusion
    • (1B) Subsection (1) does not apply to a share disposed of by a share user to a share supplier, or by a share supplier to a share user, under a share-lending arrangement.

    (3) Section GD 1(4)(b) is replaced by the following:

    • (b) is donated, or supplied for consideration worth less than the market value of the trading stock, to a person

      • (i) for use in a farming, agricultural, or fishing business that is affected by a self-assessed adverse event; and

      • (ii) by a donor or supplier who is not associated with the person.

    (4) Subsection (3) applies for transfers of trading stock in income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

113 Distribution of property to policyholders
  • In section GD 7, in the words before paragraph (a), sections GD 1 and GD 2 (which relate to the sale of trading stock for inadequate consideration, and the distribution of trading stock to shareholders of companies) is replaced by section GD 1.

114 Returns, assessments, and liability of consolidated group
  • (1) In section HB 1(5)(b), section MB 7(1) does is replaced by sections MB 29 and MB 30 do.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 2008–09 and subsequent tax years.

115 Payment of qualifying company election tax
  • (1) In section HG 12(2)(c), section 120K is replaced by sections 120KB to 120KE.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 2008–09 and subsequent tax years.

116 Trusts settled by persons before becoming resident
  • (1) Section HH 2(1) is replaced by the following:

    • (1A) This section applies to a trust if

      • (a) a settlor of the trust is a natural person who on a day (the transition day)

        • (i) becomes a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident:

        • (ii) ceases to be a transitional resident and continues to be a New Zealand resident; and

      • (b) the trust would be a foreign trust in relation to a distribution made from property of the trust if the distribution were made on the day immediately before the settlor became a New Zealand resident.

    • (1) A settlor, trustee, or beneficiary of the trust may, within 12 months of the transition day, elect under section HH 4(7) to satisfy the income tax liability in respect of the taxable income of the trustee of the trust.

    (2) In section HH 2(3)(a), the day on which the settlor first became resident in New Zealand is replaced by the transition day.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (4) The law that would apply if subsections (1) and (2) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

117 Trustee income
  • (1) Section HH 4(3)(a) is replaced by the following:

    • (a) any settlor of the trust is a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident; or.

    (2) In section HH 4(3B), in the words before paragraph (a), resident in New Zealand at any time during the tax year is replaced by at any time in the tax year a New Zealand resident who is not a transitional resident.

    (3) After section HH 4(3B), the following is inserted:

    • (3BB) Subsection (3B) does not apply for an income year to the resident foreign trustees of a foreign trust to which sections 22(2)(fb) and (m) and 59B of the Tax Administration Act 1994 apply if a resident foreign trustee

      • (a) is not a qualifying resident foreign trustee for the income year; and

      • (b) is convicted of an offence under section 143A of the Tax Administration Act 1994; and

      • (c) has committed the offence in relation to information relating to the income year.

    • (3BC) Subsection (3BB) does not apply for an income year to the resident foreign trustees of a foreign trust if a resident foreign trustee is convicted of an offence under section 143A(1)(b) of the Tax Administration Act 1994 if

      • (a) the conviction is in relation to information relating to the income year; and

      • (b) the information is supplied to the Commissioner after the conviction is entered.

    (4) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

118 Application of other provisions to withdrawal tax
  • (1) In section 1Z 7(b), section 120K is replaced by sections 120KB to 120KE.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200809 and subsequent tax years.

119 Rebate in certain cases for children
  • (1) Section KC 2(e) is replaced by the following:

    • (e) $351:.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years.

120 Rebates in respect of gifts of money
  • (1) In section KC 5(1)(co), Trust. is replaced by Trust: and the following is added:

    • (cp) Habitat for Humanity New Zealand Limited.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

121 Calculation of subpart KD credit
  • (1) In section KD 2(6), as the provision applies for an income year corresponding to the 200506 tax year, in the definition of full-year abatement,

    • (a) in paragraph (a), spouse is replaced by spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner:

    • (b) in paragraph (b),

      • (i) in the words before subparagraph (i), spouse is replaced by spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner:

      • (ii) in subparagraph (i), their spouse's specified income is replaced by the specified income of the person's spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner:

      • (iii) in subparagraph (ii), their spouse's specified income is replaced by the specified income of the person's spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner:

      • (iv) in subparagraph (iii), their spouse's specified income is replaced by the specified income of the person's spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner.

    (2) In section KD 2(6), as the provision applies for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years, in the definition of full-year abatement,

    • (a) in paragraph (a), spouse is replaced by spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner:

    • (b) in paragraph (b),

      • (i) in the words before subparagraph (i), spouse is replaced by spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner:

      • (ii) their spouse's specified income, wherever it appears, is replaced by the specified income of the person's spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner.

    (3) In section KD 2(6B), as the provision applies for an income year corresponding to the 200506 tax year, in the definition of full-year abatement,

    • (a) in paragraph (a), spouse is replaced by spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner:

    • (b) in paragraph (b), spouse is replaced in both places that it occurs by spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner.

    (4) In section KD 2(6B), as the provision applies for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years, in the definition of full-year abatement,

    • (a) in paragraph (a), spouse is replaced by spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner:

    • (b) in paragraph (b), spouse is replaced in both places that it occurs by spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner.

    (5) Subsections (1) and (3) apply for an income year corresponding to the 200506 tax year.

    (6) Subsections (2) and (4) apply for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years.

122 In-work payment
123 Calculation of family tax credit
  • (1) In section KD 3(1), after paragraph (b) of the definition of qualifying person, the following is inserted:

    • (bb) is not a transitional resident; and

    • (bc) is not the spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner of a transitional resident; and.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (3) The law that would apply if subsection (1) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

124 Credit of tax for imputation credit
  • After section LB 2(1), the following is inserted:

    • (1B) A taxpayer who receives an imputation credit as a share user in a returning share transfer is not entitled under subsection (1) to a credit of tax.

    • (1C) A taxpayer who is issued with a credit transfer notice is entitled under subsection (1) to a credit of tax equal to the amount of imputation credit shown in the notice.

125 Foreign tax credits: CFCs
  • (1) Section LC 4(1) is replaced by the following:

    • (1) Subject to this section, a person who has attributed CFC income for an income year in respect of an income interest in a controlled foreign company is allowed a credit against the person's income tax liability for

      • (a) income tax paid or payable in New Zealand or another country or territory by the controlled foreign company in respect of the attributed CFC income:

      • (b) withholding tax paid or payable in New Zealand or another country or territory on behalf of the controlled foreign company in respect of the attributed CFC income:

      • (c) income tax paid or payable in a country or territory outside New Zealand by the person in respect of the attributed CFC income.

    • (1B) For the purposes of this section, income tax or withholding tax paid or payable in a currency other than New Zealand currency must be converted into New Zealand currency by, at the option of the person who has the attributed CFC income,

      • (a) applying the close of trading spot exchange rate applicable on the date when the income tax or withholding tax was paid or became payable; or

      • (b) applying the average of the close of trading spot exchange rates for the 15th day of each complete month falling within the period to which the attributed CFC income relates.

    • (1C) The Commissioner must amend an assessment of a person for an income year to reflect the amount of a credit under subsection (1) to which the person is entitled if

      • (a) the amount of the credit cannot be determined before the time by which the person must file a return of income for the income year; and

      • (b) the Commissioner receives a written request for the amended assessment from the person within 4 years after the end of the income year.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200607 tax years.

126 Tax deductions to be credited against tax assessed
  • (1) In section LD 1(2), the words before paragraph (a) are replaced by If, for a tax year, the Commissioner has received an employer monthly schedule showing tax deductions from source deduction payments in relation to an employee, the amount of the tax deductions must be credited successively agains.

    (2) In section LD 1(2A), the words before paragraph (a) are replaced by The amount credited or refunded must not exceed the amount of the tax deductions received by the Commissioner, if and the following is inserted:

    • (aa) the employee is employed by a close company; and.

    (3) Section LD 1(6)(b) is replaced by the following:

    • (b) exceeds the amount of the tax deductions received by the Commissioner, if subsection (2A) applies to the employee,.

127 New section LD 1B inserted
  • [Repealed]

    Section 127: repealed, on 19 December 2007, by section 292 of the Taxation (Business Taxation and Remedial Matters) Act 2007 (2007 No 109).

128 Resident withholding tax payments to be credited against income tax assessed
  • (1) In section LD 3(1), other than a replacement payment, is inserted after Where a person derives an amount of resident withholding income.

    (2) In section LD 3(2), in the words before paragraph (a), , not being a replacement payment made under a share-lending arrangement, is inserted after any amount of resident with-holding income.

129 Credit of tax for dividend withholding payment credit in hands of shareholder
  • After section LD 8(1), the following is inserted:

    • (1B) A taxpayer who receives a dividend withholding payment credit is not entitled under subsection (1) to a credit of tax if they issue a credit transfer notice in respect of the dividend withholding payment credit.

    • (1C) A taxpayer who is issued with a credit transfer notice is entitled under subsection (1) to a credit of tax equal to the amount of dividend withholding payment credit shown in the notice.

130 Refund to non-resident or exempt shareholders
  • (1) After section LD 9(1) the following is inserted:

    • (1B) The Commissioner must, except as otherwise provided in this section, pay to a person by way of a refund of dividend withholding payment credit an amount equal to the amount of the dividend withholding payment credit shown in a credit transfer notice issued to the person if

      • (a) the person is not resident in New Zealand:

      • (b) the person is resident in New Zealand and the dividend is exempt income otherwise than by virtue of sections CW 9 to CW 11.

    (2) In section LD 9(2)(b), tax. is replaced by tax: and the following is added:

    • (c) in the case of an amount of the dividend withholding payment credit shown in a credit transfer notice, must be reduced by any amount of dividend withholding payment credit applied in accordance with section NG 2(2) to reduce an amount of non-resident withholding tax in respect of the dividend to which the credit transfer notice relates.

131 Underlying foreign tax credits generally, and interpretation
  • Section LF 1(1)(a) is replaced by the following:

    • (a) allows in certain circumstances a company resident in New Zealand to claim a credit against a liability to pay a dividend withholding payment in respect of a foreign withholding payment dividend paid by a foreign company; and

    • (ab) provides that the amount of the credit, in general terms, be calculated to reflect a proportionate share of the New Zealand and foreign income tax paid, or deemed to be paid,

      • (i) on the income of the foreign company that gives rise to the foreign withholding payment dividend; and

      • (ii) by the company, the foreign company, or another company directly or indirectly funding the foreign withholding payment dividend; and.

132 Amount of underlying foreign tax credit
  • In section LF 3(1),

    • (a) in the definition of item a, and without any reduction under section CD 10B is inserted after withholding tax:

    • (b) in the definition of item b, by the company is replaced by on the income of the company.

133 Dividends from grey list companies
  • (1) Section LF 5(1)(b) is replaced by the following:

    • (b) for all eligible accounting years, a country or territory specified in schedule 3, part A

      • (i) is the residence of the company under section OE 2(3) to (6) and imposes on the company liability for income tax on the company's income because the company is domiciled in the country, is resident in the country, is incorporated in the country, or has its place of management in the country:

      • (ii) is the country under whose laws the company is organised and imposes on persons holding income interests in the company a liability for income tax on the company's income and is the source of 80% or more of the company's income; and.

    (2) In section LF 5(1)(c), the company has in respect of all eligible accounting years, for the purposes of income tax in the country or territory, calculated its income liable to income tax is replaced by for all eligible accounting years, the income of the company that is liable to income tax in the country or territory is calculated.

134 Procedures with respect to underlying foreign tax credit
  • In section LF 6(4), a company is treated as having no amount of income tax paid or payable with respect to its earnings is replaced by no amount of income tax is paid or payable in respect of earnings of a company.

135 Provisional taxpayer affected by qualifying event
  • (1) In the heading to section MB 3B, qualifying event is replaced by self-assessed adverse event or qualifying event.

    (2) Section MB 3B(1) is replaced by the following:

    • (1) This section applies to a taxpayer with a farming, agricultural, or fishing business that is significantly affected by a self-assessed adverse event or with a business that is significantly affected by a qualifying event.

    (3) In section MB 3B(3),

    • (a) paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

      • (a) the taxpayer's business is significantly affected by the self-assessed adverse event or qualifying event; and:

    • (b) in paragraph (b), in the words before subparagraph (i), a qualifying event is replaced by the self-assessed adverse event or qualifying event.

    (4) Subsections (1) to (3) apply for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

136 New section MB 11B inserted
  • (1) After section MB 11, the following is inserted:

    MB 11B Transitional provisions relating to alignment of dates of payment for provisional tax and GST
    • Aligning taxable periods

      (1) For a provisional taxpayer with a GST liability, if a change in balance date means that the taxpayer's taxable period is not aligned with the balance date, an adjustment must be made to their taxable period under section 15AB of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985.

      Application of subsections (3) and (4)

      (2) Subsections (3) and (4) apply when a provisional taxpayer with a GST liability changes under section 15AB of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 their cycle of taxable periods.

      When taxable periods aligned

      (3) The change takes effect as described in section 15AB of that Act if the following coincide:

      • (a) the end of the taxable period in which the taxpayer

        • (i) applies to change the basis on which the taxpayer's taxable period is set:

        • (ii) is required to change the basis on which the taxpayer's taxable period is set:

      • (b) the start of the taxable period in the taxpayer's new cycle.

      When taxable periods not aligned

      (4) If subsection (3) does not apply, the taxpayer must continue to use the taxpayer's existing cycle until the end of the next taxable period for which the end coincides with the start of a taxable period in the new cycle.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200708 tax year.

137 Subpart MB replaced
  • (1) Sections MB 2 to MB 12 are replaced by the following:

    Introductory provisions

    MB 1 Outline of subpart
    • When this subpart applies

      (1) Sections MB 2 to MB 38 apply for the purposes of the provisional tax rules to determine

      • (a) who pays provisional tax:

      • (b) a taxpayer's provisional tax liability for a tax year, and the methods for calculating the amount payable:

      • (c) the number of instalments and the instalment dates for an income year:

      • (d) how the amount of an instalment is determined:

      • (e) the payment of provisional tax in transitional years:

      • (f) the application of the rules relating to use of money interest, late payment penalties, and shortfall penalties.

      Amount treated as income tax

      (2) The provisions of this Act and the Tax Administration Act 1994 apply in relation to an amount that a person is liable to pay under the provisional tax rules as if the amount were income tax imposed under section BB 1 (Imposition of income tax).

      Instalment dates

      (3) In this subpart, a reference to an instalment classified by the letters A to H is a reference to a date in the table in schedule 13, part A (Months for payment of provisional tax and terminal tax) on which an instalment of provisional tax (A to F) or terminal tax (G and H) is payable by a provisional taxpayer for an income year that corresponds to a tax year.

      Defined in this Act: amount, income tax, income year, instalment date, pay, provisional tax, provisional tax rules, provisional taxpayer, shortfall penalty, tax year, terminal tax, transitional year,

    MB 2 Who pays provisional tax?
    • Meaning of provisional taxpayer

      (1) A provisional taxpayer, for a tax year, means

      • (a) a person whose residual income tax for the tax year is more than $2,500; or

      • (b) a person who chooses under section MB 3 to be a provisional taxpayer.

      Exclusions

      (2) The following persons are not provisional taxpayers:

      • (a) a company that does not have a fixed establishment in New Zealand and is not treated as resident in New Zealand:

      • (b) a person to whom section 33A of the Tax Administration Act 1994 applies:

      • (c) a non-resident contractor as defined in regulation 2 of the Income Tax (Withholding Payments) Regulations 1979 who has not been issued with an exemption certificate by the Commissioner for the tax year under regulation 5.

      No obligation

      (3) A person has no obligation to pay provisional tax for a tax year if their residual income tax for the preceding tax year is $2,500 or less.

      Defined in this Act: company, fixed establishment, New Zealand, non-resident, provisional taxpayer, resident in New Zealand, residual income tax, tax year,

    MB 3 Becoming provisional taxpayer by election
    • A taxpayer, when first providing a return of income for a tax year, may choose to be a provisional taxpayer for the tax year if

      • (a) they have paid provisional tax of more than $2,500 on or before

        • (i) the date of instalment F for the corresponding income year; or

        • (ii) the final instalment date in a transitional year; and

      • (b) they have, on the day on which the first payment of provisional tax is made for the tax year, a reasonable expectation that they are a provisional taxpayer for the tax year, other than by this election.

      Defined in this Act: corresponding income year, final instalment, instalment date, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, return of income, tax year, taxpayer, transitional year,

    Calculation of provisional tax liability

    MB 4 Methods for calculating provisional tax liability
    • Choice of method

      (1) The provisional tax payable by a provisional taxpayer for a tax year must be calculated using 1 of the methods described in subsections (3) to (7).

      Meaning of next affected instalment date

      (2) Next affected instalment date for a tax year means the instalment date for the tax year that next follows the date on which the calculation is made.

      Standard method

      (3) Under the standard method, the amount of provisional tax payable for the tax year is

      • (a) 105% of the taxpayer's residual income tax for the preceding tax year, determined under section MB 5, if paragraph (b) does not apply; or

      • (b) 110% of the taxpayer's residual income tax for the tax year before the preceding tax year if

        • (i) the taxpayer is required to provide a return of income for the preceding tax year; and

        • (ii) the return is not due on or before the first instalment date for the tax year through the application of section 37 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 or an extension granted under that section; and

        • (iii) the taxpayer has not provided the return on or before the instalment date; and

        • (iv) the instalment date is not the date of instalment F for the corresponding income year.

      Other methods: relationship with standard method

      (4) Subsections (5) to (7) override subsection (3).

      Estimation method

      (5) A taxpayer may make an estimate of their residual income tax under section MB 6 as their provisional tax liability for the tax year.

      GST ratio method

      (6) A taxpayer who is eligible under section MB 15 may choose to use a GST ratio under section MB 7 for the purposes of determining their provisional tax liability for the tax year.

      Commissioner's determination

      (7) If the Commissioner determines a taxpayer's provisional tax liability under section 119 of the Tax Administration Act 1994, the amount is that last determined by the Commissioner and notified to the taxpayer at least 30 days before the instalment date. The 30-day requirement does not apply in a case to which section 119(1)(d) applies (which relates to an estimate of residual income tax that is not fair and reasonable).

      Life insurance business

      (8) A provisional taxpayer, who carries on a business of providing life insurance and who is liable for income tax under the life insurance rules, must at the time they determine their provisional tax liability provide the Commissioner with details of the calculation of that liability, in particular, the extent to which the amount of that provisional tax relates to the policyholder base.

      Defined in this Act: amount, business, Commissioner, corresponding income year, GST ratio, instalment date, life insurance, life insurance rules, notify, pay, policyholder base, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, qualifying event, residual income tax, return of income, tax year, taxpayer,

    MB 5 Standard method
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies for the purposes of section MB 4(3) and the calculation of the amount of provisional tax payable for a tax year under the standard method.

      Assessment for preceding tax year

      (2) The taxpayer's residual income tax for a tax year is based on their assessment for the preceding tax year unless the Commissioner has issued a notice of assessment for the tax year at least 30 days before the relevant instalment date, in which case it is based on the Commissioner's assessment for the preceding tax year.

      Commissioner's assessment for preceding tax year

      (3) The taxpayer's residual income tax is based on the Commissioner's assessment for the preceding tax year, whenever the assessment is made, if

      • (a) the taxpayer is required under section 37 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 to provide a return of income for the preceding tax year but has failed to do so by the relevant instalment date; or

      • (b) the taxpayer is not required under section 37 to provide a return by the relevant instalment date, and subsections (2) and (4) do not apply.

      Residual income tax for preceding tax year

      (4) The amount of provisional tax payable for a tax year is the amount of residual income tax for the preceding tax year if

      • (a) the taxpayer is not required to provide a return of income for the preceding tax year; or

      • (b) the taxpayer's residual income tax for that tax year was $2,500 or less and they were not required to provide, and have not provided, a return of income for that tax year by the date of instalment F for the corresponding income year.

      Later increased assessment

      (5) If the Commissioner assesses a taxpayer's income tax liability after the due date for an instalment of provisional tax and the taxpayer's residual income tax is increased by the assessment, the residual income tax is treated for the purposes of the provisional tax rules as if it had not been increased.

      Transitional years and consolidated groups

      (6) Residual income tax in transitional years is calculated under section MB 19. For consolidated groups of companies, the calculation is made under section MB 30.

      Defined in this Act: amount, assessment, Commissioner, consolidated group, corresponding income year, income tax liability, instalment date, notice, pay, provisional tax, residual income tax, return of income, tax year, taxpayer, transitional year,

    MB 6 Estimation method
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies for the purposes of section MB 4(5) and the calculation of the amount of provisional tax payable for a tax year under the estimation method.

      Fair and reasonable estimate

      (2) On or before an instalment date, a provisional taxpayer may make a fair and reasonable estimate of their residual income tax for the tax year by informing the Commissioner of the estimate. The estimate may be a revised estimate.

      Reasonable care in making and maintaining assessment

      (3) A taxpayer who makes an estimate under subsection (2) must take reasonable care in making it, and must revise the estimate for the tax year if, at some time in the tax year, the amount estimated is no longer fair and reasonable.

      Estimation higher than provisional tax payable

      (4) If a taxpayer estimates their residual income tax and the estimate is more than the provisional tax that is payable for the tax year, they are treated as having taken reasonable care in making the estimate.

      Changing determination method from GST ratio

      (5) If, under section MB 17(5), a taxpayer changes they way they determine the amount of provisional tax after the date of an instalment, they must estimate their residual income tax for the income year, and must pay provisional tax on whichever of instalment dates B, D, and F for their corresponding income year occur after 30 days from their last ratio instalment date.

      Disaster relief

      (6) A taxpayer who is significantly affected by a self-assessed adverse event may make an estimate of their provisional tax under section MB 38, and that section overrides this section.

      Defined in this Act: amount, Commissioner, corresponding income year, GST ratio, income year, instalment date, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, ratio instalment date, residual income tax, self-assessed adverse event, tax year, taxpayer,

    MB 7 GST ratio method
    • Using GST ratio

      (1) A provisional taxpayer who meets the requirements of section MB 15 may choose to use a GST ratio to determine the amount of provisional tax payable for a tax year.

      Meaning of GST ratio

      (2) A taxpayer's GST ratio is the percentage figure that is obtained by dividing their residual income tax for the preceding tax year by their total taxable supplies for the corresponding income year. The amount of residual income tax and the amount of total taxable supplies are called the base amounts in this section.

      When amounts based on tax year before preceding tax year

      (3) If the base amounts for the preceding tax year or corresponding income year have not been assessed, the GST ratio is the percentage based on the assessment for the tax year and corresponding income year that are immediately before the preceding tax year and corresponding income year.

      Commissioner's calculation and notification

      (4) The Commissioner must calculate a taxpayer's GST ratio, notifying them by

      • (a) including the percentage figure on the taxpayer's pre-printed GST return form; or

      • (b) advising them in writing or by telephone; or

      • (c) some other means.

      Adjustment to GST ratio

      (5) The Commissioner must adjust a taxpayer's GST ratio if the base amounts are revised through, among other reasons,

      • (a) an assessment or an amended assessment of the taxpayer's income tax return for the preceding tax year; or

      • (b) a change in the value of the total taxable supplies for the corresponding income year; or

      • (c) the disposal of an asset to which section MB 18 applies.

      New GST ratio

      (6) When subsection (5) applies, the Commissioner must notify the taxpayer of the new GST ratio. The new ratio applies in relation to the relevant instalment dates that occur 30 days after the date of notification.

      Transitional years

      (7) If a taxpayer has paid instalments of provisional tax in a transitional year, for the tax year that follows the transitional year, for the purposes of this section and section MB 10, they must

      • (a) ignore the transitional year when determining their residual income tax or total taxable supplies; and

      • (b) base their determination of residual income tax and total taxable supplies on the tax year preceding the transitional year.

      Total taxable supplies

      (8) In subsections (2), (5), and (7), and in sections MB 10, MB 15, MB 18, and MB 32, total taxable supplies for a person and a period means the amount that is the total value, including GST, of taxable supplies of the person for the period.

      Defined in this Act: amount, assessment, base amount, Commissioner, corresponding income year, GST, GST ratio, instalment date, notify, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, residual income tax, tax year, taxable supply, total taxable supplies, transitional year,

    Instalments of provisional tax

    MB 8 Provisional tax payable in instalments
    • General principle

      (1) The general principle for the standard and estimation methods is that the amount of a taxpayer's residual income tax must be spread evenly over the applicable number of instalments, so that equal amounts are paid on each instalment date. If the amount of residual income tax is not divisible into exactly equal instalments, the final instalment carries the difference.

      Provisional tax payable in 3 instalments

      (2) Provisional tax is payable in 3 instalments on the interest instalment dates for the tax year in the months set out in schedule 13, part A, columns B, D, and F for the taxpayer's corresponding income year. The amount of each instalment is calculated under section MB 9. Subsection (3) overrides this subsection.

      Exclusions

      (3) Subsection (2) does not apply

      • (a) to a provisional taxpayer who

        • (i) pays GST on a 6-monthly basis:

        • (ii) uses a GST ratio to determine the amount of provisional tax payable, or who changes their determination method under section MB 17(5):

        • (iii) changes the cycle of their taxable periods under section 15C of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985:

      • (b) to a new provisional taxpayer who

        • (i) pays GST on a 6-monthly basis:

        • (ii) pays GST on a monthly or 2-monthly basis, and starts a taxable activity after the day that is 30 days before the date of instalment B in their corresponding income year:

      • (c) to a provisional taxpayer who has not provided a return of income for the preceding tax year, and whose residual income tax for the tax year immediately before the preceding tax year was $2,500 or less:

      • (d) in a transitional year.

      Provisional tax when GST paid on 6-monthly basis

      (4) A provisional taxpayer who pays GST on a 6-monthly basis must pay provisional tax on the 2 interest instalment dates for the tax year in the months set out in schedule 13, part A, columns C and F for the taxpayer's corresponding income year. This subsection applies to a new provisional taxpayer other than one who pays GST on a 6-monthly basis and starts a taxable activity after the day that is 30 days before the date of instalment C.

      Provisional tax determined using GST ratio

      (5) A provisional taxpayer who uses a GST ratio to determine the amount of provisional tax payable for a tax year, must pay provisional tax on the 6 ratio instalment dates in the months set out in schedule 13, part A, columns A to F for the taxpayer's corresponding income year. The amount of each instalment is calculated under section MB 10.

      Changing determination method

      (6) A provisional taxpayer who is unable or decides not to use a GST ratio, changing their determination method under section MB 17, must pay the provisional tax payable for the tax year on the relevant instalment dates under the replacement method. The amount of each instalment is calculated under section MB 6 or MB 9, as applicable.

      Changing cycle of taxable periods

      (7) A provisional taxpayer who changes the cycle of their taxable periods under section 15C of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 must pay provisional tax for the tax year on the instalment dates specified in section MB 27 after the change in taxable period takes effect under section MB 26. The amount of each instalment is calculated under section MB 9.

      New provisional taxpayers

      (8) A new provisional taxpayer who starts a taxable activity in a tax year in relation to which they pay GST must pay provisional tax for the tax year

      • (a) in 3 instalments under subsection (2) if they start a taxable activity at some time in the period that starts at the beginning of the corresponding income year and ends 30 days before the date of instalment B:

      • (b) in 2 instalments

        • (i) in a case to which section MB 13 applies; or

        • (ii) if they start a taxable activity at some time in the period that starts at the beginning of the corresponding income year and ends 30 days before the date of instalment C:

      • (c) in 1 instalment in a case to which section MB 14 applies.

      Extension of time for return

      (9) A provisional taxpayer who has not provided a return of income for a preceding tax year and whose residual income tax for the tax year before the preceding tax year was $2,500 or less must pay provisional tax for the tax year on the instalment dates set out in section MB 13 or MB 14, as applicable.

      Transitional years

      (10) In a transitional year, provisional tax is due and payable as set out in section MB 20 and schedule 13, part B. The amount of each instalment is calculated under sections MB 21 to MB 23.

      Voluntary payments

      (11) A provisional taxpayer may pay an instalment of provisional tax under section MB 12 at any time.

      Defined in this Act: amount, corresponding income year, GST, GST ratio, income year, instalment date, interest instalment date, new provisional taxpayer, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, ratio instalment date, residual income tax, return of income, tax year, taxable activity, taxable period, taxpayer, transitional year,

      Table MB 8Categories for payment of provisional tax
      Categories: ordinary Variables Method Instalments Instalment dates Calculation Interest, penalties
      Standard MB 4(3) MB53—MB 8(2)B, D, FMB 9120KE(1), (2)
      Estimation MB 4(5) MB 63—MB 8(2)B, D, FMB 9120KB
      GST ratio MB 4(6)1 monthMB 76—MB 8(5)A to FMB 10120KE(3)
       2 monthMB 76—MB 8(5)A to FMB 10(3)120KE(3), 139C
      GST6-month MB 8(4)standardMB 52—MB 8(4)C and FMB 9120KE(1)
       estimationMB 62—MB 8(4)C and FMB 9120KB
      Categories: exceptional Variables Method Instalments Instalment dates Calculation Interest, penalties
      New provisional taxpayers MB 5 or MB 6MB 8(8), MB 13(2), MB 14(2)D and F, or F as requiredMB 9 (MB 13(3))120KC
      Transitional years MB 19MB 20 (MB 8(10))B, D, F, or C, F as requiredMB 21, MB 22120KD
      Changing taxable period (or starting and stopping GST registration) MB 25, MB 26, and 15C and 15D of GST ActMB 27 (MB 8(7)B, D, F, or C, F as requiredMB 9 
      Changing determination method MB 17MB 4(3) or (5) (MB 6, MB 8(6))B, D, F, or C, F as requiredMB 9120KE(5)-(7)
      Voluntary payments MB 12   120E
      Note: References in the last column are to sections of the Tax Administration Act 1994 .
    MB 9 Calculating amount of instalment under standard and estimation methods
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies for the purposes of

      • (a) section MB 4(3) and (5) (which relates to the calculation of a provisional tax liability):

      • (b) section MB 8(2) and (4) (which relates to payment of instalments):

      • (c) sections MB 13 and MB 14 (which relate to new provisional taxpayers and taxpayers with an extension of time for providing a return):

      • (d) sections MB 25 to MB 27 (which relate to changes in taxable periods).

      Calculation

      (2) The amount of an instalment of provisional tax for a tax year is calculated using the formula

      .
      Definition of items in formula

      (3) In the formula,

      • (a) residual tax is a provisional taxpayer's residual income tax, as applicable

        • (i) for the preceding tax year, uplifted by 5%; or

        • (ii) for the tax year immediately before the preceding tax year, uplifted by 10%; or

        • (iii) the amount estimated by the taxpayer:

      • (b) instalment number is the number of the taxpayer's instalment for the tax year, whether first, second, or third:

      • (c) total instalments is the total number of the taxpayer's instalments for the tax year:

      • (d) provisional tax is the amount of the taxpayer's provisional tax liabilities for the tax year to date.

      Instalment amounts after change in balance date or taxable period

      (4) If a change occurs to the balance date or cycle of taxable periods of a provisional taxpayer, the calculation of the amount of an instalment is made under this section, applying the updated figures to the items in the formula.

      Defined in this Act: amount, balance date, new provisional taxpayer, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, residual income tax, return of income, tax year, taxable period,

    MB 10 Calculating amount of instalment using GST ratio
    • Calculation

      (1) The amount of provisional tax payable on an instalment date by a provisional taxpayer who uses a GST ratio for a tax year is calculated using the formula

      GST ratio for tax year taxable supplies.

      Item in formula: taxable supplies

      (2) In the formula, taxable supplies is the amount of the taxpayer's taxable supplies in the taxable period that matches the instalment period.

      Taxable supplies when taxpayer pays on monthly basis

      (3) For the purposes of subsection (1), a taxpayer who pays GST on a 1-month cycle under section 15 of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 must apply the GST ratio to the sum of their taxable supplies in the current taxable period and the preceding taxable period; that is, the taxable supplies in the 2-month period matching the instalment period.

      Defined in this Act: amount, GST, GST ratio, instalment period, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, tax year, taxable period, taxable supply,

    MB 11 Using GST refund to pay instalment of provisional tax
    • Offsetting amount

      (1) If a provisional taxpayer has an excess of deductions over aggregate output tax in a taxable period under section 20(5) of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985, they may choose to use an amount of the excess to pay some or all of an instalment of provisional tax that is due on the same instalment date.

      (2) If a person makes an election under subsection (1) affecting an amount of an excess of deductions over aggregate output tax (elected amount) and the Commissioner makes an amended assessment reducing the amount of the excess to less than the elected amount, the person's payment of provisional tax arising from the GST refund is the amount of the excess after the reassessment.

      Defined in this Act: amount, Commissioner, GST, instalment date, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, taxable period,

    MB 12 Voluntary payments
    • A taxpayer may at any time make a voluntary payment of an amount of provisional tax that

      • (a) relates to their income tax liability for a tax year in which they are not a provisional taxpayer:

      • (b) is more than the provisional tax payable by them for the tax year:

      • (c) is more than the income tax payable by them for the tax year.

      Defined in this Act: amount, income tax liability, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, tax year, taxpayer,

    MB 13 Paying 2 instalments for tax year
    • Who this section applies to

      (1) This section applies for a tax year to

      • (a) a new provisional taxpayer whose first business day occurs in the period that starts 30 days before the date of instalment B and ends 30 days before the date of instalment D; or

      • (b) a taxpayer whose return of income for the preceding tax year is provided in the period that starts on the date of instalment B and ends on the date of instalment D if

        • (i) the taxpayer was required to provide a return for the preceding tax year but, under section 37 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 or an extension under that section, the taxpayer is not required to provide the return by the date of instalment B; and

        • (ii) their residual income tax for the tax year before the preceding tax year was $2,500 or less.

      Who this section does not apply to

      (2) Despite subsection (1), this section does not apply to a provisional taxpayer who pays GST on a 6-monthly basis.

      When instalments are due

      (3) The instalments are due and payable on the date of instalments D and F for the taxpayer's corresponding income year.

      Formula for amount of instalment

      (4) The amount of each instalment is calculated under section MB 9.

      Defined in this Act: amount, corresponding income year, first business day, new provisional taxpayer, pay, residual income tax, return of income, tax year, taxpayer,

      Example: Section MB 13

      Mr Red, who is not registered for GST, starts business on 20 August and has a March balance date. The first business day falls in the period that starts on 29 July (30 days before instalment B) and ends on 21 December (30 days before instalment D). Mr Red has 2 payments of provisional tax for the year, due on 20 January and 28 April.

      .
    MB 14 Paying 1 instalment for tax year
    • Who this section applies to

      (1) This section applies for a tax year to

      • (a) a new provisional taxpayer whose first business day occurs in the period that starts 30 days before the date of instalment D and ends at the end of the corresponding income year:

      • (b) a taxpayer whose return of income for the preceding tax year is not provided on or before the date of instalment D if

        • (i) the taxpayer was required to provide a return for the preceding tax year but, under section 37 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 or an extension under that section, is not required to provide the return by the date of instalment D; and

        • (ii) their residual income tax for the tax year before the preceding tax year was $2,500 or less:

      • (c) a person who pays GST on a 6-monthly basis if

        • (i) their first business day occurs in the period that starts 30 days before the date of instalment C and ends at the end of the corresponding income year:

        • (ii) they meet the requirements of paragraph (b)(i) and (ii) as if the reference to instalment D in paragraph (b)(i) were a reference to instalment C.

      When instalment due

      (2) The instalment is due and payable on the date of instalment F for the taxpayer's corresponding income year.

      Amount of instalment

      (3) The amount of the instalment is calculated under section MB 9.

      Defined in this Act: amount, corresponding income year, first business day, GST, new provisional taxpayer, pay, provisional tax, residual income tax, return of income, tax year, taxpayer,

      Example: Section MB 14

      Ms Orange, who is registered for GST on a 2-monthly basis, starts business on 1 January and has a March balance date. Ms Orange is ordinarily liable to pay provisional tax in 3 instalments aligned with her GST payment dates (s MB 8(2)). However, because her first business day falls in the period that starts on 21 December (30 days before instalment D) and ends on 31 March, Ms Orange has 1 payment of provisional tax for the year, due on 28 April.

      .

    Requirements for using GST ratio

    MB 15 Who may use GST ratio?
    • General eligibility

      (1) A provisional taxpayer may choose to use a GST ratio to determine under section MB 4(6) the amount of provisional tax payable for a tax year only if they meet all the requirements in subsections (2) and (3) in relation to the same entity.

      Requirements for preceding tax year

      (2) For the purposes of determining their eligibility for a tax year, the taxpayer must meet the following requirements in the preceding tax year:

      • (a) their residual income tax, as assessed, was more than $2,500 but no more than $150,000; and

      • (b) they were a person registered under section 51 of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 for the whole tax year, and provided returns under that Act for an entity whose business or taxable activity did not begin operations in that tax year; and

      • (c) the ratio of their residual income tax to total taxable supplies, as calculated under section MB 7(2) and expressed as a percentage, is between zero and 100%.

      Requirement for current year

      (3) For the tax year in which the taxpayer uses a GST ratio, they must be liable to file a return under the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 for a 2-month or a 1-month period under section 15(1)(b) and (c) of that Act.

      When election applies

      (4) An election to use a GST ratio applies for the tax year for which the election is made and in later tax years, unless the taxpayer changes their determination method under section MB 17. The election is made under section MB 16.

      Requirement to discontinue use of GST ratio

      (5) Despite subsections (1) to (4), a taxpayer must discontinue the use of the GST ratio for the tax year and must apply section MB 17(4) or (5) if

      • (a) their GST registration ends in the tax year; or

      • (b) they no longer qualify under subsection (2) as a result of an amended assessment of their income tax liability or their GST liability for the preceding tax year; or

      • (c) they no longer qualify under subsection (3) as a result of a change in their taxable period.

      Failure to provide GST returns

      (6) A taxpayer must not use, or must discontinue the use of, a GST ratio for a tax year if the taxpayer

      • (a) is liable to provide a return under the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 for a period in the taxpayer's corresponding income year; and

      • (b) becomes in default under this subsection by failing to provide the return before the date that is 60 days after the due date for filing the return.

      Provisional tax instalments for periods following default

      (7) If a taxpayer is required by subsection (6) to discontinue the use of a GST ratio for a determination method, the taxpayer must make provisional tax instalments as required by section MB 17 for instalment periods

      • (a) beginning on or after the due date for filing of the return for which the taxpayer becomes in default under subsection (6)(b); and

      • (b) not affected by a notice issued by the Commissioner under subsection (8).

      Further use of GST ratio

      (8) A taxpayer who would otherwise be prohibited by subsection (6) from using a GST ratio for a determination method for an instalment period referred to in subsection (7)(a) may nevertheless use that determination method for the instalment period if the taxpayer

      • (a) applies in writing for the Commissioner to issue a notice under this subsection; and

      • (b) satisfies the Commissioner that

        • (i) the failure referred to in subsection (6)(b) is a result of an event or circumstance beyond the control of the taxpayer; and

        • (ii) as a consequence of that event or circumstance, the taxpayer has a reasonable justification or excuse for the failure; and

        • (iii) the taxpayer corrected the failure as soon as practicable; and

      • (c) is sent a notice in writing by the Commissioner that the taxpayer may use the GST ratio for a determination method for the instalment period.

      Standard of satisfaction

      (9) The taxpayer must satisfy the Commissioner under subsection (8)(b) to a standard that would justify the remission of a penalty under section 183A of the Tax Administration Act 1994.

      Effect of later default

      (10) A notice to a taxpayer under subsection (8) does not apply to an instalment period if

      • (a) the taxpayer becomes in default under subsection (6) in relation to a return for which the due date is after the date of the notice; and

      • (b) the default is not expressly anticipated and taken into account in the notice; and

      • (c) the instalment period begins on or after the due date referred to in paragraph (a).

      References to preceding tax year

      (11) In this section, a reference to a preceding tax year includes a reference to the tax year immediately before the preceding tax year if that earlier tax year is used for the purposes of calculating a GST ratio.

      Defined in this Act: amount, assessment, business, corresponding income year, GST ratio, income tax liability, instalment period, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, registered person, residual income tax, tax year, taxable activity, taxable period, taxable supply,

    MB 16 Choosing to use GST ratio
    • A taxpayer who meets the requirements referred to in section MB 15(1) for a tax year may use a GST ratio for the corresponding income year if the taxpayer, before the start of the corresponding income year, informs the Commissioner of the election to use a GST ratio for the tax year.

      Defined in this Act: Commissioner, corresponding income year, GST ratio, notice, notify, provisional taxpayer, tax year,

    MB 17 Changing determination method
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies if, after having chosen to use a GST ratio for a tax year, a provisional taxpayer either

      • (a) chooses another way to determine the amount of provisional tax payable for the corresponding income year; or

      • (b) is required under section MB 15(5) or (6) to discontinue the use of a GST ratio for the corresponding income year.

      Notifying Commissioner of decision to change

      (2) The taxpayer must notify the Commissioner of their decision under subsection (1)(a), and may do this either in writing or by telephone. Subsection (3) or (4) then applies for the remaining instalments for the income year.

      Date on which use of GST ratio discontinued

      (3) For the purposes of subsection (1)(b), the date on which the taxpayer discontinues their use of a GST ratio is, as applicable,

      • (a) the date their GST registration ends; or

      • (b) the date of the amended assessment of their income tax liability or GST liability for the preceding tax year; or

      • (c) the effective date of a change in taxable period; or

      • (d) the end of the period in which a return is liable to be provided under the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985.

      Changing method before first instalment date

      (4) If the taxpayer is unable or decides not to use a GST ratio before the date of instalment A, they may choose to determine the amount of provisional tax payable under section MB 4(3) or (5), as if the election to use the GST ratio had not been made.

      Changing method after instalment date

      (5) If the taxpayer is unable or decides not to use the GST ratio after an instalment date, they must determine the amount of provisional tax payable on instalment for the remainder of the income year under section MB 4(5) on the basis of an estimate of their residual income tax for the tax year. For this purpose, the taxpayer may provide the estimate in writing or by telephone.

      Date of application when method changed

      (6) If a taxpayer changes their determination method under subsection (4) or (5), the date on which the change applies may be a future date agreed between the taxpayer and the Commissioner.

      Other consequences of changing method

      (7) For the purposes of this section,

      • (a) the frequency and the instalment dates remaining for an income year depend on

        • (i) the requirements of the determination method chosen by the taxpayer when they stop using the GST ratio; and

        • (ii) the cycle of taxable periods chosen by the taxpayer, being either a monthly or 2-monthly basis:

      • (b) a taxpayer may change from using a GST ratio to a 6-monthly cycle of taxable periods only if

        • (i) the requirements in section 15C of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 are met; and

        • (ii) their 6-month taxable period is aligned with their balance date under section 15B of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985:

      • (c) section 120KE(5) to (7) (Provisional tax and rules on use of money interest) of the Tax Administration Act 1994 applies to determine whether and when use of money interest is payable in relation to instalments under the new determination method.

      Defined in this Act: amount, balance date, Commissioner, corresponding income year, GST ratio, income year, instalment date, notify, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, residual income tax, tax year, taxable period,

    MB 18 Disposal of assets
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies if, as part of the business of an entity described in section MB 15(1), a provisional taxpayer disposes of an asset

      • (a) that is not revenue account property; and

      • (b) the value of the supply of which is not less than the greater of

        • (i) an amount equal to 5% of the total taxable supplies of the business for the previous 12 months:

        • (ii) $1,000.

      Adjustment to GST ratio for current and next income year

      (2) The taxpayer may choose to take the disposal of the asset into account by adjusting their taxable supplies for the relevant taxable period and income year. The adjustment must be made to both

      • (a) the amount of the taxpayer's taxable supplies for the purposes of the formula in section MB 10(1), by subtracting an amount that equals the value of the supply of the asset (as determined under section 10 of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985) from the amount of taxable supplies for the relevant taxable period; and

      • (b) the base amount of the taxpayer's taxable supplies for the next income year, by subtracting the amount that equals the value of the supply of the asset referred to in paragraph (a) from total taxable supplies in working out the GST ratio under section MB 7(2).

      Notifying Commissioner

      (3) For the purposes of subsection (2), the taxpayer must notify the Commissioner of both the disposal of the asset and the value of its supply, and may do this either in writing or by telephone.

      Rounding percentages

      (4) In the determination of the value of the supply of the asset under subsection (1)(b)(i), the amount must be rounded to a whole percentage number.

      Defined in this Act: amount, base amount, business, Commissioner, GST ratio, income year, instalment date, notify, provisional taxpayer, revenue account property, taxable period, taxable supply,

    Transitional years

    MB 19 Calculating residual income tax in transitional years
    • Calculation for transitional year

      (1) This section applies for the purposes of section MB 4(3) and the calculation of a taxpayer's residual income tax for a tax year if

      • (a) the preceding tax year is a transitional tax year:

      • (b) the tax year before the preceding tax year is a transitional tax year.

      Calculation for transitional year

      (2) The amount of residual income tax for the transitional year must be increased or decreased by the amount given by the formula in subsection (3) so as to reflect the amount that would apply in a 12-month period.

      Formula

      (3) The amount is calculated using the formula

      .

      Defined in this Act: amount, first business day, new provisional taxpayer, residual income tax, tax year, taxpayer, transitional year,

    MB 20 Paying provisional tax in transitional years
    • Total amount payable

      (1) The total amount of provisional tax payable in a transitional year is the sum of all instalments of provisional tax due in the transitional year.

      When instalments due

      (2) Instalments other than a final instalment of provisional tax are due on

      • (a) the 28th day of the months set out in schedule 13, part B (Months for payment of provisional tax and terminal tax), reflecting the instalment dates set out in part A of the schedule, unless paragraph (b) applies:

      • (b) the 15th day of January, when the month set out in schedule 13, part A is December.

      When final instalment due

      (3) Payment of the final instalment is due on

      • (a) the 28th day of the month following the final month in the transitional year; or

      • (b) the 15th day of January, when November is the final month.

      Modifications to instalment dates

      (4) For the purposes of subsection (2), provisional tax is not due and payable on

      • (a) the date of instalment B, if section MB 13 would have applied had the tax year not been a transitional year; or

      • (b) the dates of instalments B and D, if section MB 14(1)(a) and (b) would have applied had the tax year not been a transitional year; or

      • (c) the dates of instalments B, D, and F, if the taxpayer is a new provisional taxpayer whose first business day occurs after the day that is 30 days before the date of instalment F; or

      • (d) the date of instalment C, if section MB l4(1)(c) would have applied had the tax year not been a transitional year; or

      • (e) the dates of instalments C and F, if the taxpayer is a new provisional taxpayer who pays GST on a 6-monthly basis whose first business day occurs after the day that is 30 days before the date of instalment F.

      Counting months in transitional years

      (5) In this section, and in sections MB 21 to MB 24, and in schedule 13, part B (Months for payment of provisional tax and terminal tax), the number of months in a transitional year is determined as follows:

      • (a) the first month in a taxpayer's transitional year is the first whole month in the transitional year:

      • (b) the final month in a transitional year is the month in which the taxpayer's new balance date under section 39 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 occurs:

      • (c) each month falling between the first and final months must be included in determining the length of the transitional year.

      Defined in this Act: amount, final instalment, first business day, new provisional taxpayer, pay, provisional tax, tax year, transitional year,

    MB 21 Calculating instalments in transitional years: standard method
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies to instalments of provisional tax payable in a transitional year under section MB 20 by a provisional taxpayer using the standard method to calculate their provisional tax liability.

      Instalment other than final instalment

      (2) The amount payable on an instalment date other than the final instalment date is calculated using the formula

      .
      Definition of items in formula in subsection (2)

      (3) In the formula in subsection (2),

      • (a) provisional tax is the provisional tax liability under section MB 4(3):

      • (b) instalments due is the number of instalments due in the transitional year on or before the instalment date:

      • (c) total instalments is whichever of the following applies:

        • (i) 3, for provisional taxpayers who pay on instalment dates B, D, and F; or

        • (ii) 2, for provisional taxpayers who pay on instalment dates C and F:

      • (d) tax previously due is the amount for the transitional year of provisional tax that is due and payable before the instalment date.

      Final instalment

      (4) The amount payable on a final instalment date is calculated using the formula

      .
      Definition of items in formula in subsection (4)

      (5) In the formula in subsection (4),

      • (a) provisional tax is the provisional tax liability under section MB 4(3):

      • (b) transitional year days is the number of days in the transitional year:

      • (c) preceding year days is the number of days in the preceding tax year:

      • (d) tax previously due is the amount for the preceding tax year of provisional tax that is due and payable before the instalment date.

      Defined in this Act: amount, instalment date, final instalment date, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, tax year, transitional year,

    MB 22 Calculating instalments in transitional years: estimation method
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies to instalments of provisional tax payable in a transitional year under section MB 20 by a provisional taxpayer using the estimation method to calculate their provisional tax liability.

      Instalment other than final instalment

      (2) The amount payable on an instalment date other than the final instalment date is calculated using the formula

      .
      Definition of items in formula in subsection (2)

      (3) In the formula,

      • (a) tax estimate is the provisional tax liability last estimated by the taxpayer under section MB 4(5):

      • (b) instalments due is either

        • (i) 4 multiplied by the number of instalments in the transitional year that are due on or before the instalment date, for provisional taxpayers who pay on the equivalent of instalment dates B, D, and F; or

        • (ii) 6 multiplied by the number of instalments in the transitional year that are due on or before the instalment date, for provisional taxpayers who pay on the equivalent of instalment dates C and F:

      • (c) transitional months is the number of months in the transitional year:

      • (d) tax previously due is the amount for the transitional year of provisional tax that is due and payable before the instalment date.

      Final instalment

      (4) The amount payable on a final instalment date is the amount of provisional tax determined under section MB 4(5) less the amount of any instalment previously due and payable.

      Defined in this Act: amount, instalment date, final instalment date, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, transitional year,

    MB 23 Calculating instalments in transitional years: GST ratio method
    • What this section applies to

      (1) This section applies to instalments of provisional tax payable in a transitional year by a provisional taxpayer using a GST ratio.

      Adjustment if required

      (2) The taxpayer must apply the GST ratio under section MB 10 to any period or part period before the start of the new income year on whichever dates of instalments A to F for their corresponding income year occur in the transitional year.

      Defined in this Act: GST ratio, income year, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, transitional year,

    MB 24 Consequences of change in balance date
    • Continuing frequency

      (1) If a provisional taxpayer changes their balance date, until the new balance date is reached, the taxpayer must continue to use the instalment dates that applied before the change in balance date was approved.

      How amounts determined

      (2) Sections MB 19 to MB 23 and schedule 13, part B (Months for payment of provisional tax and terminal tax) apply for the transitional year in subsection (1) to determine the amount and due date of the instalments.

      Estimation method

      (3) In a transitional year, a provisional taxpayer who uses the estimation method must,

      • (a) before the date on which the Commissioner notifies a change in balance date, estimate the residual income tax as if no change in balance date is or will be approved; and

      • (b) after the date on which the Commissioner notifies a change in balance date, re-estimate the residual income tax.

      GST ratio method

      (4) Subsection (5) applies when a provisional taxpayer who uses a GST ratio to determine the provisional tax payable for a tax year, changes their balance date and moves from

      • (a) a set of instalment dates in even-numbered months to a set of instalment dates in odd-numbered months; or

      • (b) a set of instalment dates in odd-numbered months to a set of instalment dates in even-numbered months.

      Adjustment to liability

      (5) The taxpayer must adjust their provisional tax liability for the income year for the part period of 1 month before the start of the new income year. The part period is their final taxable period, and the instalment of provisional tax is due 28 days after the end of that period.

      Aligning taxable periods

      (6) For a provisional taxpayer with a GST liability, if a change in balance date means that the taxpayer's taxable period is not aligned with the balance date, an adjustment must be made to their taxable period under section 15B(3) or 15C of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985.

      Defined in this Act: amount, balance date, Commissioner, GST ratio, income year, instalment date, notify, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, residual income tax, tax year, taxable period,

      Example: Sections MB 20 to MB 24

      Mr Yellow, who has a March balance date, decides to change to a May balance date. The transitional year is 14 months long. He starts business and becomes a new provisional taxpayer on 31 July, estimating provisional tax at $15,000 for the income year. At the end of the year, Mr Yellow's residual income tax is $20,000.

      .

      Instalments in transitional year: 28th day of 5th, 9th, and 13th months after balance date, and final instalment on 28th day of month following final month in transitional year (s MB 22 and schedule 13, part B). But the first business day falls within 30 days of the date that would be the first instalment, 28 August (s MB 13), so no instalment is due.

      Amounts payable on the instalment dates are calculated under s MB 22.

      • First instalment due 20 January: $15,000 x 4/14 = $4,285

      • Second instalment due 28 April: $15,000 x 8/14 - $4,285 = $4,286

      • Final instalment due 28 June: $15,000 - $8,571 = $6,429

    When provisional taxpayers start or stop paying GST, or change taxable periods

    MB 25 Registering for GST or cancelling registration
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies if a provisional taxpayer who uses the standard or estimation method to determine the amount of provisional tax payable for a tax year

      • (a) applies to the Commissioner to become a registered person under section 51 of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985; or

      • (b) is treated as registered under section 51B of that Act; or

      • (c) asks the Commissioner to cancel their GST registration, or has their GST registration cancelled under section 52 of that Act.

      Starting or ending GST registration: monthly or 2-monthly basis

      (2) For a taxpayer who becomes registered for GST paying on a monthly or 2-monthly basis, or who cancels or has their GST registration cancelled having paid on that basis, the instalments of provisional tax payable by them for the tax year are unaffected.

      Starting GST registration: 6-monthly basis

      (3) For a taxpayer who becomes registered for GST paying on a 6-monthly basis, instalments of provisional tax are due and payable on whichever dates of instalments C and F for their corresponding income year coincide with the cycle of their taxable periods after they become a registered person.

      Ending GST registration: 6-monthly basis

      (4) For a taxpayer who pays GST on a 6-monthly basis and cancels their GST registration or has their registration cancelled, instalments of provisional tax are due and payable on whichever dates of instalments B, D, and F for their corresponding income year occur after 30 days from the date of cancellation.

      Date of cancellation

      (5) For the purposes of subsection (4) and the provisional tax rules, the date of cancellation is the date on which the cancellation of GST registration is notified.

      Formula for amount of instalment

      (6) The amount of each instalment is calculated under section MB 9.

      Defined in this Act: amount, corresponding income year, GST, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, registered person, tax year, taxable period,

    MB 26 Changing GST cycle
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies when a provisional taxpayer with a GST liability changes under section 15C of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 their cycle of taxable periods.

      When taxable periods aligned

      (2) The change takes effect as described in section 15D of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 if the following coincide:

      • (a) the end of the taxable period in which the taxpayer

        • (i) applies to change the basis on which the taxpayer's taxable period is set:

        • (ii) is required to change the basis on which the taxpayer's taxable period is set:

      • (b) the start of the taxable period in the taxpayer's new cycle.

      When taxable periods not aligned

      (3) If subsection (2) does not apply, the taxpayer must continue to use the taxpayer's existing cycle until the end of the next taxable period for which the end coincides with the start of a taxable period in the new cycle. This section overrides section 15D(2) of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985.

      Defined in this Act: instalment dates, interest instalment date, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, tax year, taxable period,

    MB 27 Payment of provisional tax instalments when GST cycle changed
    • When subsection (2) applies

      (1) Subsection (2) applies in a tax year to a provisional taxpayer who

      • (a) uses the standard or estimation method to determine the amount of provisional tax payable; and

      • (b) has been paying GST on a monthly or 2-monthly basis; and

      • (c) changes to a 6-monthly basis under section 15C(1) of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985.

      When instalments are due: changing to 6-monthly basis

      (2) Instalments of provisional tax are due and payable on whichever dates of instalments C and F for the taxpayer's corresponding income year occur after the change in taxable period takes effect under section MB 26.

      When subsection (4) applies

      (3) Subsection (4) applies in a tax year to a provisional taxpayer who

      • (a) uses the standard or estimation method to determine the amount of provisional tax payable; and

      • (b) has been paying GST on a 6-monthly basis; and

      • (c) changes to a monthly or 2-monthly basis under section 15C(2) or (3) of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985.

      When instalments due: changing to monthly or 2-monthly basis

      (4) Instalments of provisional tax are due and payable on whichever dates of instalments B, D, and F for the taxpayer's corresponding income year occur after the change in taxable period takes effect under section MB 26.

      Interest instalment dates in new cycle

      (5) If an instalment of provisional tax due on an instalment date in the new cycle is payable in relation to a period in the taxpayer's original cycle and was, under that original cycle, an interest instalment date, it remains an interest instalment date in the new cycle. However, if the instalment is due and payable on an instalment date other than an interest instalment date, the change does not affect the nature of the instalment.

      Formula for amount of instalment

      (6) The amount of each instalment is calculated under section MB 9.

      Defined in this Act: amount, corresponding income year, GST, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, tax year, taxable period,

      Examples: Sections MB 26 and MB 27 (using March balance dates)

      .
      • 1 Professor Green starts the income year registered for GST on a monthly basis, and on 10 June asks to change to a 6-monthly basis:

        • the change takes effect on 30 September (s MB 26(2))

        • provisional tax instalment payable on old cycle on 28 August

        • provisional tax instalment due on 28 April (s MB 27(2))

      • 2 Ms Blue starts the income year registered for GST on a 6-monthly basis, and on 10 June asks to change to a monthly basis:

        • the change takes effect on 30 September (s MB 26(2))

        • provisional tax instalment payable on old cycle on 28 October

        • provisional tax instalments due on 20 January, 28 April (s MB 27(4))

      • 3 Mr Indigo starts the income year registered for GST on a monthly basis, and on 20 October asks to change to a 6-monthly basis:

        • the change takes effect on following 31 March

        • provisional tax instalments paid on old cycle on 28 August, 20 January, 28 April (ss MB 26(3), MB 27(5))

      • 4 Miss Violet starts the income year registered for GST on a 6-monthly basis, and on 10 June ends her GST registration:

        • the change takes effect for provisional tax purposes on 10 June (s MB 25(5))

        • provisional tax instalments due on 28 August, 20 January, 28 April (s MB 25(4))

    Penalties and interest provisions

    MB 28 Application of provisions of Tax Administration Act 1994
    • Safe harbour for standard method

      (1) If a provisional taxpayer meets the requirements in section 120KE(1) of the Tax Administration Act 1994, their residual income tax is treated as due and payable in 1 instalment on their terminal tax date.

      GST ratio method

      (2) A provisional taxpayer who uses a GST ratio in a tax year to determine the amount of an instalment of provisional tax is liable to pay an amount of use of money interest, a late payment penalty, or a shortfall penalty only in the circumstances set out in, as applicable, the following sections of the Tax Administration Act 1994:

      • (a) sections 120KB to 120KE:

      • (b) section 139C(1B):

      • (c) section 141EA.

      Defined in this Act: amount, GST ratio, pay, provisional taxpayer, residual income tax, shortfall penalty, tax year, terminal tax date,

    Treatment of groups of companies and amalgamated companies

    MB 29 Provisional tax rules and consolidated groups
    • Single company

      (1) The provisional tax rules apply, with the necessary modifications, to a consolidated group of companies as if it were a single company.

      Joint and several liability

      (2) Each company in a consolidated group in a tax year is jointly and severally liable for the amount of provisional tax payable by the consolidated group to be credited against the income tax liability of the group for the tax year. The individual liability of a company for income tax for the tax year is substituted by that joint and several liability to the extent to which the liability arises while the company is a member of the consolidated group.

      Relationship with section HB 1

      (3) Section HB 1(5) (Returns, assessments, and liability of consolidated group) overrides this section.

      Defined in this Act: amount, company, consolidated group, income tax, income tax liability, pay, provisional tax, provisional tax rules, tax year,

    MB 30 Residual income tax of consolidated groups
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies for the purposes of the provisional tax rules if a company is a member of a consolidated group of companies in a tax year but was not a member of the group for all or part of the preceding tax year.

      Increased residual income tax

      (2) The residual income tax of the consolidated group for the preceding tax year is treated as increased by an amount equal to the residual income tax of the company for the preceding tax year. If the company is a member of the group for part of the current tax year, the amount of residual income tax is increased as a proportion on the basis of the part of the tax year during which the company is a member of the group.

      Instalments due after company becomes member

      (3) If the company is a member of a group for part of the tax year, this section applies only to instalments of provisional tax payable after the date on which the company becomes a member.

      Defined in this Act: amount, company, consolidated group, pay, provisional tax, provisional tax rules, residual income tax, tax year,

    MB 31 Consolidated groups using estimation method
    • When subsection (2) applies

      (1) Subsection (2) applies for the purposes of the provisional tax rules if a company is a member of a consolidated group of companies for all or part of a tax year but is not a member of the group for all or part of the following tax year.

      Estimation before final instalment date

      (2) The company must estimate its residual income tax on or before the date of instalment F for the following income year that corresponds to the tax year, and the company is treated as a provisional taxpayer to which section MB 6 applies for the purposes of its estimate.

      When company member of another consolidated group

      (3) The consolidated group, in the case of a company that is a member of another consolidated group, must make an estimate of residual income tax on or before the date of instalment F for the following income year that corresponds to the tax year, and the consolidated group is treated as a provisional taxpayer to which section MB 6 applies for the purposes of its estimate.

      When company no longer member

      (4) If a company stops being a member of the consolidated group in the following tax year, the company's estimate applies only to instalments of provisional tax payable after the date on which it stopped being a member.

      Defined in this Act: company, consolidated group, corresponding income year, pay, provisional tax rules, provisional taxpayer, residual income tax, tax year,

    MB 32 Consolidated groups using GST ratio method
    • Sections MB 7, MB 8(5), MB 10, and MB 15 to MB 18 apply to a consolidated group of companies with the following modifications:

      • (a) if a consolidated group that is eligible to use, or is using, a GST ratio for a tax year is joined by a new member, the following subparagraphs apply:

        • (i) if the new member joins at the start of the tax year and, as a result, the threshold in section MB 15(2)(a) is exceeded, the group is no longer eligible to use a GST ratio:

        • (ii) if the new member joins at the start of the tax year, and the group, allowing for the inclusion of the new member, is eligible under section MB 15(1), the group may use a GST ratio, subject to the recalculation of the ratio under paragraph (c):

        • (iii) if the new member joins at some time in the tax year, the group may continue to use a GST ratio for the tax year, as recalculated under paragraph (c), provided the requirements for eligibility other than the threshold in section MB 15(2)(a) are met:

      • (b) if a consolidated group that does not determine provisional tax payable for a tax year using a GST ratio is joined by a new member that is using a GST ratio for the tax year, the group may not start using a GST ratio for this purpose for the tax year:

      • (c) for the purposes of paragraph (a),

        • (i) the group must recalculate the GST ratio applying for a tax year to include the residual income tax of the new member for the preceding tax year and the total taxable supplies of the new member for the corresponding income year, applying section MB 7(3) if required; and

        • (ii) the recalculated GST ratio applies to provisional tax payments made for the corresponding income year on or after the date on which the new member joins the group:

      • (d) section MB 15(3) and section MB 17(4) or (5), as applicable, apply to a company that leaves a consolidated group at some time in a tax year.

      Defined in this Act: consolidated group, corresponding income year, GST ratio, pay, provisional tax, residual income tax, tax year, taxable supply,

    MB 33 Wholly-owned groups of companies
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies for the purposes of the provisional tax rules and Part 7 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 in relation to a company (company A) that is a member in a tax year of a wholly-owned group of companies that includes another company (company B). Section MD 2 (Limits on refunds and allocations of tax) overrides this section.

      Company A allocating overpayment to company B

      (2) If, for a tax year, company A has paid an amount of provisional tax that is more than the residual income tax payable for the tax year, the company may allocate some or all of the overpayment to company B to the extent to which the amount of provisional tax paid by company B is less than their residual income tax for the tax year. Company A must notify the Commissioner under subsection (4).

      When allocation made

      (3) Company A may allocate an amount under subsection (2) on or after the later of

      • (a) the day on which company A overpays the provisional tax; or

      • (b) the day on which the first instalment of provisional tax for the tax year becomes payable by company B.

      Notice

      (4) A notice under subsection (2) must

      • (a) name company B, and the amount to be allocated; and

      • (b) state the date on which the overpayment is treated as allocated to company B; and

      • (c) be provided to the Commissioner

        • (i) within the time for providing a return of income for the tax year for company B:

        • (ii) within any extension of time that the Commissioner allows.

      When allocation made, and how allocation treated

      (5) For the purposes of this section,

      • (a) an allocation under subsection (2) is treated as made on the date stated in the notice; and

      • (b) provisional tax allocated to company B by company A is treated as provisional tax paid by company B and not by company A.

      Defined in this Act: amount, Commissioner, company, notice, notify, pay, provisional tax, provisional tax rules, residual income tax, return of income, tax year, wholly-owned group of companies,

    MB 34 Amalgamated companies: calculating residual income tax
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies if an amalgamating company ceases to exist on an amalgamation occurring in an income year of the amalgamated company that corresponds to a tax year.

      Residual income tax for preceding tax year

      (2) The residual income tax of the amalgamated company for the preceding tax year is the amount that would have been the residual income tax of the amalgamated company for the preceding tax year if the amalgamating company and the amalgamated company had always been 1 company.

      Exception: instalments of provisional tax

      (3) Subsection (2) does not apply for the purposes of the provisional tax rules in relation to instalments of provisional tax payable before the amalgamation.

      Defined in this Act: amalgamated company, amalgamating company, amalgamation, amount, company, pay, provisional tax, provisional tax rules, residual income tax, tax year,

    Attribution rule for services

    MB 35 Attribution rule for services
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies for the purposes of the provisional tax rules and Part 7 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 for provisional tax paid for income from personal services to which section GC 14B (Attribution rule for personal services) may apply.

      Person B allocating amount to person C

      (2) If, in a tax year, person B pays an amount of provisional tax that is more than the residual income payable for the tax year, person B may allocate some or all of the overpayment to person C to the extent to which the amount of provisional tax paid by person C is less than their residual income tax for the tax year.

      Person C allocating amount to person B

      (3) If, in a tax year, person C pays an amount of provisional tax that is more than the residual income payable for the tax year, person C may allocate some or all of the overpayment to person B to the extent that the amount of provisional tax paid by person B is less than their residual income tax for the tax year.

      When allocation made

      (4) Persons B and C may allocate an amount under subsection (2) or (3) on or after the later of

      • (a) the day on which the overpayment of provisional tax is paid by person B or person C, as applicable; or

      • (b) the day on which the first instalment of provisional tax payable for the tax year becomes payable by

        • (i) person C, if person B is making the allocation; or

        • (ii) person B, if person C is making the allocation.

      Notice

      (5) The Commissioner must be notified of an allocation under subsection (2) or (3) in a notice that

      • (a) names the person to whom an allocation is made, and the amount to be allocated; and

      • (b) states the date on which the overpayment is treated as allocated to person B or person C, as applicable; and

      • (c) is provided within the time for providing a return of income for the tax year for the person to whom the allocation is made.

      When allocation made, and how allocation treated

      (6) For the purposes of this section,

      • (a) an allocation under subsection (2) or (3) is treated as made on the day stated in the notice; and

      • (b) provisional tax allocated to person C by person B for a tax year is treated as provisional tax paid by person C and not by person B; and

      • (c) provisional tax allocated to person B by person C is treated as provisional tax paid by person B and not by person C.

      Defined in this Act: amount, Commissioner, notice, notify, pay, provisional tax, provisional tax rules, residual income tax, return of income, tax year,

    Overpayments and credits

    MB 36 Overpaid provisional tax
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies when the amount of provisional tax payable by a provisional taxpayer for a tax year is reduced by the taxpayer, or by the Commissioner under section 119(2) of the Tax Administration Act 1994.

      Reduction in amount of provisional tax payable

      (2) If the taxpayer applies for a refund of the amount of provisional tax already paid that is as a result of the reduction more than the amount that would have been payable in relation to earlier instalment dates for the tax year, the Commissioner must

      • (a) apply the overpayment as the taxpayer asks under section 173T of the Tax Administration Act 1994 or, if no request is made, in a way that the Commissioner determines in payment of tax or another amount that is payable by them; and

      • (b) refund any balance of the overpayment.

      Reduction in assessment

      (3) If the taxpayer's residual income tax is assessed as not more than $2,500, and they apply for the refund of an amount of provisional tax that has been determined under section MB 8 and already paid (other than on a final instalment), the Commissioner must

      • (a) apply the amount as the taxpayer asks under section 173T of the Tax Administration Act 1994 or, if no request is made, in a way the Commissioner determines in payment of tax or another amount that is payable by them; and

      • (b) refund any balance of the amount.

      Treatment of amount refunded or credited

      (4) When an overpayment or amount of provisional tax for a tax year has been applied or refunded under subsection (2) or (3),

      • (a) a later instalment payable under section MB 9 or MB 10, as applicable, is calculated as if the total instalments previously payable were reduced by the amount of the overpayment or amount; and

      • (b) the overpayment or amount applied or refunded is, from the date of action taken by the Commissioner, treated as not being provisional tax paid for the tax year.

      Defined in this Act: amount, Commissioner, instalment date, pay, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, residual income tax, tax, tax year,

    MB 37 Further income tax credited to provisional tax liability
    • When this section applies

      (1) This section applies for the purposes of sections MB 8 to MB 10 if, under section ME 9 (Further tax payable where end of year debit balance or when company ceases to be imputation credit account company), a company applies an amount of further income tax to pay an instalment of provisional tax for which the company becomes liable after the date of payment of the further income tax.

      Amount treated as provisional tax

      (2) The instalment is satisfied to the extent of the amount of further income tax. The amount is treated as provisional tax paid on the date on which the instalment was due and payable.

      Order

      (3) The Commissioner must credit the amount of the further income tax in payment successively of

      • (a) the instalment of provisional tax that is first due and payable after the date of payment of the further income tax; and

      • (b) to the extent of the amount of further income tax, to later instalments in the order in which they are due and payable.

      Defined in this Act: amount, company, further income tax, pay, provisional tax,

    Disaster relief

    MB 38 Provisional taxpayer affected by self-assessed adverse event or qualifying event
    • Who this section applies to

      (1) This section applies to a provisional taxpayer with a business that is significantly affected by a self-assessed adverse event or qualifying event. This section overrides section MB 6.

      Taxpayer's request

      (2) The provisional taxpayer may ask the Commissioner to accept an estimate or a revised estimate of the residual income tax payable by them for a tax year.

      Acceptance of estimate

      (3) The Commissioner may accept an estimate or revised estimate described in subsection (2) if all the following requirements are met:

      • (a) the business is significantly affected by the self-assessed adverse event or qualifying event; and

      • (b) it is not reasonable to require the taxpayer to provide under section MB 6 an estimate or revised estimate of residual income tax payable by them for the tax year; and

      • (c) the basis on which the taxpayer has chosen to pay provisional tax is now inappropriate; and

      • (d) the taxpayer asks to revise their estimate as soon as practicable.

      Treatment of revised estimate

      (4) If a revised estimate is accepted under subsection (3), it is treated as the estimate applying on the date of instalment F.

      Defined in this Act: Commissioner, provisional tax, provisional taxpayer, qualifying event.,

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for provisional tax payments for the income years corresponding to the 200809 and subsequent tax years.

138 Payment of terminal tax
  • (1) In section MC 1(1),

    • (a) in paragraph (a), part A for the payment of terminal tax for the tax year, unless January is specified; and is replaced by part A, column G or H, for the person's corresponding income year, unless January is specified::

    • (b) paragraph (b) is replaced by the following:

    • (b) the 15th day of January, if January is specified in schedule 13, part A, column G or H for the person's corresponding income year.

    (2) Section MC 1(2) is replaced by the following:

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the month specified in schedule 13, part A for the taxpayer's corresponding income year is

    • (a) the month in column H, if

      • (i) the person's return of income for the tax year was linked to a tax agent:

      • (ii) the Commissioner has been notified that a tax agent will respond to an income statement for the tax year that the person has requested under section 80C of the Tax Administration Act 1994 or that the Commissioner has issued under section 80D of that Act:

    • (b) the month in column G, in any other case.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for income years corresponding to the 200809 and subsequent tax years.

139 Limit on refunds and allocations of tax
  • (1) In section MD 2,

    • (a) in subsections (1) to (4) and (5A), section MB 9 is replaced by section MB 33 in all the places it occurs:

    • (b) in subsection (4), the date of payment of the first instalment of provisional tax for that tax year is replaced by the date of instalment B specified in schedule 13, part A, for the company's income year that corresponds to that tax year.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200809 and subsequent tax years.

140 Limits on refunds of tax in relation to Maori authorities
  • (1) In section MD 2B(3), the date of the first instalment of provisional tax for the tax year is replaced by the date of instalment B specified in schedule 13, part A, for the authority's income year that corresponds to the tax year.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200809 and subsequent tax years.

141 Companies required to maintain imputation credit account
  • (1) Section ME 1(2)(a) is repealed.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

142 Credits arising to imputation credit account
  • (1) In section ME 4(1), the following is inserted after paragraph (ea):

    • (eb) the amount of any imputation credit attached under section ME 6B to a replacement payment paid under a share-lending arrangement to the company during the imputation year:

    • (ec) the amount of any imputation credit treated under section NF 8B as being attached to a replacement payment paid under a share-lending arrangement to the company during the imputation year:

    • (ed) the amount of imputation credit shown in a credit transfer notice that the company is issued with during the imputation year:.

    (2) In section ME 4(2), the following is inserted after paragraph (cb):

    • (cc) in the case of the credits referred to in subsection (1)(eb) and (ec), on the date the replacement payment is paid:

    • (cd) in the case of the credit referred to in subsection (1)(ed), on the date the credit transfer notice is issued:.

143 Debits arising to imputation credit account
  • (1) In section ME 5(1), the following is inserted after paragraph (a):

    • (ab) the amount of any imputation credit attached under section ME 6B to a replacement payment paid under a share-lending arrangement by the company during the imputation year:

    • (ac) the amount of any imputation credit attached to a dividend that is paid to the company during the imputation year as a share user or as a person associated with a share user, in a returning share transfer that is not a share-lending arrangement:

    • (ad) the amount of any imputation credit attached to a dividend that is paid to the company during the imputation year, if the imputation credit is shown in a credit transfer notice issued by the company:.

    (2) In section ME 5(1)(d), section MB 9 is replaced by section MB 33.

    (3) In section ME 5(2), the following is inserted after paragraph (a):

    • (ab) in the case of a debit referred to in subsection (1)(ab), on the date the replacement payment is paid:

    • (ac) in the case of a debit referred to in subsection (1)(ac) or (ad), on the date the relevant dividend is paid:.

    (4) In section ME 5(2)(d), section MB 9 is replaced by section MB 33.

    (5) In section ME 5(2)(ia), subsection (1)(jb) is replaced by subsection (1)(ja).

    (6) Subsections (2) and (4) apply for income years corresponding to the 200809 and subsequent tax years.

    (7) Subsection (5) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

144 Company may attach imputation credit to dividend
  • (1) After section ME 6(1), the following is inserted:

    • (1B) Notwithstanding subsection (1), an imputation credit account company is not allowed to attach an imputation credit to a dividend if

      • (a) the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Aust) applies to the payment of the dividend by the company; and

      • (b) the dividend is paid in relation to a share that is, or forms part of, a debt interest under that Act; and

      • (c) the payment of the dividend is included in a return of income made by the company to the Australian Federal Commissioner of Taxation.

    • (1C) Subsection (1B) does not apply in relation to a share issued before 21 July 2005 if, when the dividend is paid,

      • (a) the shareholder and the imputation credit account company are not in the same group of companies:

      • (b) the shareholder and the imputation credit account company are

        • (i) in the same wholly-owned group of companies; and

        • (ii) not resident in New Zealand.

    • (1D) Subsection (1B) does not apply in relation to a share issued before 21 July 2005 if

      • (a) the shareholder and the imputation credit account company are in the same group of companies; and

      • (b) the shareholder acquired the share

        • (i) as part of a business of sharebroking:

        • (ii) as an investment held by the shareholder as part of a business of insurance:

        • (iii) as security for a loan given as part of a business of lending money:

        • (iv) as a trustee for a beneficiary who is not a company in the same group of companies as the shareholder:

        • (v) for reasons not including the fact that the shareholder and the imputation credit account company were members of the same group of companies.

    (2) Section ME 6(2) is replaced by the following:

    • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a company may retrospectively attach an imputation credit to a dividend arising from a transfer pricing adjustment or under subpart FCB if

      • (a) the company is an imputation credit account company that

        • (i) pays a non-cash dividend; and

        • (ii) is subject to an adjustment under section GD 13(3) or (4) in respect of the arrangement giving rise to the dividend:

      • (b) the company is an emigrating company that

        • (i) is an imputation credit account company immediately before the emigration time; and

        • (ii) is treated under section FCB 2 as paying a distribution to shareholders.

    (3) In section ME 6(3), subsection (2) is replaced by subsection (2)(a).

    (4) After section ME 6(3), the following is inserted:

    • (3B) The amount of imputation credit attached retrospectively under subsection (2)(b) must not exceed the credit balance, if any, in the company's imputation credit account immediately before the emigration time.

    (5) In section ME 6(5)(a), subsection (2) is replaced by subsection (2)(a).

    (6) After section ME 6(5), the following is added:

    • (6) If an amount of tax paid by an emigrating company is attributable to income derived before the emigration time by the emigrating company or to the application of subpart FCB to the emigrating company, the amount of tax is treated for the purposes of this subpart as being paid immediately before the emigration time if

      • (a) the company determines under subsection (2)(b) to attach an imputation credit to a dividend; and

      • (b) the imputation credits that the company attaches are not less than the amount of tax; and

      • (c) the company notifies the Commissioner when providing the company dividend statement required by subsection (4)(b).

    (7) Subsection (1) applies for a dividend that is paid by an imputation credit account company to a shareholder

    • (a) in relation to a share issued on or after 21 July 2005:

    • (b) on or after 1 April 2006 in relation to a share issued before 21 July 2005, if, when the dividend is paid, the shareholder is in the same group of companies as the imputation credit account company.

    (8) Subsections (2) to (6) apply for the 2005-06 and subsequent imputation years.

145 New section ME 6B inserted
  • After section ME 6, the following is inserted:

    ME 6B Share user may attach imputation credit to replacement payment
    • A share user under a share-lending arrangement may, on making a replacement payment, attach to the replacement payment an imputation credit of an amount less than or equal to the amount of any imputation credits attached to dividends

      • (a) received by the share user before the replacement payment is made; and

      • (b) to which the replacement payment relates.

146 Allocation rules for imputation credits
  • After section ME 8(5), the following is added:

    • (6) Nothing in subsections (2) to (4) applies to an imputation credit account company in relation to a dividend to which the imputation credit account company is not allowed to attach an imputation credit.

147 Credits arising to imputation credit account of group
  • (1) In section ME 11(1)(b), section MB 9 is replaced by section MB 33.

    (2) In section ME 11(1), the following is inserted after paragraph (e):

    • (eb) the amount of any imputation credit attached under section ME 6B to a replacement payment paid under a share-lending arrangement to a company that is at the time of the payment a member of the consolidated imputation group:

    • (ec) the amount of any imputation credit treated under section NF 8B as being attached to a replacement payment paid under a share-lending arrangement to a company that is at the time of the payment a member of the consolidated imputation group:

    • (ed) the amount of imputation credit shown in a credit transfer notice a company is issued with, if the company is a member of the consolidated imputation group at the time the credit transfer notice is issued:.

    (3) In section ME 11(2)(b), section MB 9 is replaced by section MB 33.

    (4) In section ME 11(2), the following is inserted after paragraph (c):

    • (cb) in the case of the credits referred to in subsection (1)(eb) and (ec), on the date the replacement payment is paid:

    • (cc) in the case of the credit referred to in subsection (1)(ed), on the date the credit transfer notice is issued:.

    (5) Subsections (1) and (3) apply for income years corresponding to the 200809 and subsequent tax years.

148 Debits arising to imputation credit account of group
  • (1) In section ME 12(1), the following is inserted after paragraph (a):

    • (ab) the amount of any imputation credit attached under section ME 6B to a replacement payment paid under a share-lending arrangement during the imputation year by a company that is, at the time of the payment, a member of the consolidated imputation group:

    • (ac) the amount of any imputation credit attached to a dividend that is paid during the imputation year to a company, if

      • (i) at the time of the payment, the company is a member of the consolidated imputation group; and

      • (ii) the dividend is paid to the company as a share user or as a person associated with a share user, in a returning share transfer that is not a share-lending arrangement:

    • (ad) the amount of any imputation credit attached to a dividend that is paid during the imputation year to a company that is, at the time of the payment, a member of the consolidated imputation group, if the imputation credit is shown in a credit transfer notice issued by the company:.

    (2) In section ME 12(1)(c), section MB 9 is replaced by section MB 33.

    (3) In section ME 12(2), the following is inserted after paragraph (a):

    • (ab) in the case of a debit referred to in subsection (1)(ab), on the date the replacement payment is paid:

    • (ac) in the case of a debit referred to in subsection (1)(ac) or (ad), on the date the relevant dividend is paid:.

    (4) Subsection (2) applies for income years corresponding to the 200809 and subsequent tax years.

149 Debiting and crediting between consolidated imputation group and individual companies
  • (1) In section ME 13(6)(e), section MB 10 is replaced by section MB 37.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 2008–09 and subsequent tax years.

150 Use of credit to reduce dividend withholding payment, or use of debit to satisfy income tax liability
  • (1) Section MF 5(7) is replaced by the following:

    • (7) If an election under subsection (4) relates to an amount that exceeds the income tax liability, for the income year, of the company that receives the offset under subsection (6), the excess amount is treated as giving rise to a net loss of the company for the purpose of subparts IF and IG.

    • (8) The amount of the net loss under subsection (7) is given by the following formula:

      .

      where

      • a is the amount of the excess:

      • b is the rate of income tax, expressed as a percentage, stated in

        • (a) schedule 1, part A, clause 5, if the company is not a Maori authority; or

        • (b) schedule 1, part A, clause 2, if the company is a Maori authority.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

151 Company may elect to maintain dividend withholding payment account
  • (1) In section MG 2(5)(a), account is inserted after dividend withholding payment.

    (2) After section MG 2(5), the following is added:

    • (6) If an emigrating company is a dividend withholding payment account company immediately before the emigration time for the emigrating company, the emigrating company ceases to be a dividend withholding payment account company at the emigration time.

    • (7) A company that ceases to be a dividend withholding payment account company as a result of subsection (6) must

      • (a) furnish, within the time limit in section 71 of the Tax Administration Act 1994, the annual dividend with-holding payment account return required from the company as a dividend withholding payment account company for the imputation year in which the company becomes a non-resident; and

      • (b) pay any further dividend withholding payment that may be payable under section MG 9 by the company as a dividend withholding payment account company for the imputation year.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for the 2005-06 and subsequent imputation years.

152 Credits arising to dividend withholding payment account
  • (1) In section MG 4(1), the following is inserted after paragraph (bc):

    • (bd) the amount of dividend withholding payment credit shown in a credit transfer notice that the company is issued with during the imputation year:.

    (2) In section MG 4(2), the following is inserted after paragraph (bc):

    • (bd) in the case of the credit referred to in subsection (1)(bd), on the date the credit transfer notice is issued:.

153 Debits arising to dividend withholding payment account
  • (1) In section MG 5(1), the following is inserted after paragraph (a):

    • (ab) the amount of any dividend withholding payment credit attached to a dividend that is paid to the company during the imputation year, if the dividend withholding payment credit is shown in a credit transfer notice issued by the company:.

    (2) In section MG 5(2), the following is inserted after paragraph (a):

    • (ab) in the case of a debit referred to in subsection (1)(ab), on the date the relevant dividend is paid:.

154 Dividend withholding payment accounts and consolidated groups
  • (1) In section MG 13(5)(c)(i), account is inserted after dividend withholding payment.

    (2) After section MG 13(5), the following is added:

    • (6) Subsection (7) applies to a consolidated group that maintains a group dividend withholding payment account if

      • (a) a member of the consolidated group is an emigrating company; and

      • (b) the emigrating company is a dividend withholding payment account company immediately before the emigration time for the emigrating company.

    • (7) The consolidated group must

      • (a) cease to maintain a group dividend withholding payment account at the emigration time for the member; and

      • (b) if there is a debit balance in the group dividend with-holding payment account immediately before the emigration time of the member, pay to the Commissioner a further dividend withholding payment of an amount equal to the debit balance; and

      • (c) furnish, within the time limit under sections 71 and 73 of the Tax Administration Act 1994, the annual dividend withholding payment account return required from the group for the imputation year in which the member becomes a non-resident.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for the 2005-06 and subsequent imputation years.

155 Credits arising to group dividend withholding payment account
  • (1) In section MG 14(1), the following is inserted after paragraph (b):

    • (bb) the amount of dividend withholding payment credit shown in a credit transfer notice a company is issued with, if the company is a member of the consolidated group at the time the credit transfer notice is issued:.

    (2) In section MG 14(2), the following is inserted after paragraph (a):

    • (ab) in the case of the credit referred to in subsection (1)(bb), on the date the credit transfer notice is issued:.

156 Debits arising to group dividend withholding payment account
  • (1) In section MG 15(1), the following is inserted after paragraph (a):

    • (ab) the amount of any dividend withholding payment credit attached to a dividend that is paid during the imputation year to a company that is, at the time of the payment, a member of the consolidated group, if the dividend with-holding payment credit is shown in a credit transfer notice issued by the company:.

    (2) In section MG 15(2), the following is inserted after paragraph (a):

    • (ab) in the case of a debit referred to in subsection (1)(ab), on the date the relevant dividend is paid:.

157 Company may elect to be conduit tax relief company and maintain conduit tax relief account
  • (1) After section MI 2(7), the following is added:

    • (8) A company that ceases to be a dividend withholding payment account company as a result of section MG 2(6)

      • (a) ceases to be a conduit tax relief company; and

      • (b) must furnish, within the time limit in section 69 of the Tax Administration Act 1994, the annual imputation return required from the company for the imputation year in which the company becomes a non-resident; and

      • (c) must pay any dividend withholding payment that may be payable under section MI 10(3) by the company as a dividend withholding payment account company for the imputation year.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for the 2005-06 and subsequent imputation years.

158 Further dividend withholding payment payable in respect of conduit tax relief account debits
  • (1) In the heading to section MI 10, Further dividend is replaced by Dividend.

    (2) In section MI 10(1), a further amount is replaced by an amount.

    (3) In section MI 10(2), further amount is replaced by amount.

    (4) Subsections (1) to (3) apply for the 2005-06 and subsequent imputation years.

159 Further dividend withholding payment payable in respect of conduit tax relief account debits
  • (1) The heading to section MI 21 is replaced by Dividend with-holding payment payable in respect of group conduit tax relief account debits.

    (2) In section MI 21(1), a further amount is replaced by an amount.

    (3) In section MI 21(2), further amount is replaced by amount.

    (4) Subsections (1) to (3) apply for the 2005-06 and subsequent imputation years.

160 Credits arising to Maori authority credit account
  • (1) In section MK 4(1)(b), section MB 9(5) is replaced by section MB 33(5)(b).

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 2008–09 and subsequent tax years.

161 Debits arising to Maori authority credit account
  • (1) In section MK 5,

    • (a) in subsection (1)(b), section MB 9(5) is replaced by section MB 33(5)(b):

    • (b) in subsection (2)(b), section MB 9 is replaced by section MB 33(4).

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 2008–09 and subsequent tax years.

162 New section MZ 8 added
  • (1) After section MZ 7, the following is added:

    MZ 8 Certain elections to become provisional taxpayer
    • (1) This section applies if a taxpayer has a non-standard income year and has, between 10 October 2000 and the date on which the Taxation (Relief, Refunds and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002 received the Royal assent, filed a return of income for the 1998-99 or a later income year on the basis that section MB 3(a) applied (being section MB 2A(1)(a)(i) as it was before the enactment of section 50(1) of the Taxation (Relief, Refunds and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002).

      (2) The taxpayer may elect to be a provisional taxpayer for the income year for which the return was filed if the taxpayer has paid provisional tax of more than $2,500 on or before the date of instalment F for the non-standard income year that corresponds to the tax year for which the return was filed.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 2008–09 and subsequent tax years.

163 New section MZ 9 added
  • (1) After section MZ 8, as added by section 162, the following is added:

    MZ 9 Amount of provisional tax based on 199798 or earlier tax year
    • For the purposes of sections MB 4 and MB 5 (other than section MB 5(3) and (4)), and for a taxpayer who is a New Zealand superannuitant for the 199798 tax year, the taxpayer's residual income tax for that tax year or for an earlier tax year is the amount that would have been the taxpayer's residual income tax if the taxpayer

      • (a) had not been liable to pay the New Zealand superannuitant surcharge; and

      • (b) had not paid any New Zealand superannuitant surcharge by way of surcharge deduction.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 2008–09 and subsequent tax years.

164 New subpart NBB inserted
  • (1) After subpart BA

    Subpart NBBSubsidy payable to certain listed PAYE intermediaries

    NBB 1 Purpose
    • The purpose of this subpart is to prescribe the requirements for a listed PAYE intermediary to receive a subsidy payment under this subpart.

    NBB 2 Accreditation of listed PAYE intermediary
    • (1) The Commissioner may list an applicant as a listed PAYE intermediary if the Commissioner is satisfied that,

      • (a) the applicant is an accredited PAYE intermediary under subpart NBA, the listing of which is consistent with section 6(1) of the Tax Administration Act 1994; and

      • (b) the period for which the applicant requests listing as a listed PAYE intermediary does not exceed the period for which the applicant is an accredited PAYE intermediary; and

      • (c) the applicant. has completed and provided the tax returns required from the applicant; and

      • (d) the applicant has made the required payments of tax due from the applicant; and

      • (e) in the case of an applicant who acted as an accredited PAYE intermediary for an employer or who made PAYE payments for an employer before the date of the application,

        • (i) the applicant completed and provided the required tax returns by their due dates; and

        • (ii) the applicant made the payments of tax by their due dates; and

      • (f) the applicant has available the administrative (including information technology) systems necessary to perform the obligations of a listed PAYE intermediary; and

      • (g) if the application is approved, the applicant will, before acting as a listed PAYE intermediary for an employer, inform each employer who contracts the services of the applicant as a listed PAYE intermediary that the Commissioner does not guarantee payments by the applicant to employees of the employer or the performance of any part of the services provided by the applicant.

      (2) The Commissioner may specify a period for which a person is accredited as a listed PAYE intermediary.

    NBB 3 Obligations of listed PAYE intermediaries
    • (1) A listed PAYE intermediary must, throughout the period of their listing,

      • (a) maintain the status of an accredited PAYE intermediary under subpart NBA; and

      • (b) perform in a timely manner the obligations of an accredited PAYE intermediary; and

      • (c) continuously meet the standards listed in section NBB 2(1)(c) to (g).

      (2) A listed PAYE intermediary must, throughout the period of their listing, maintain working access to administrative and information technology systems that will enable the listed PAYE intermediary to correctly return by electronic means a listed PAYE intermediary claim form that

      • (a) employs the electronic format prescribed by the Commissioner; and

      • (b) correctly calculates the amount of subsidy claimed under section NBB 5.

      (3) For the purposes of section 22 of the Tax Administration Act 1994, a listed PAYE intermediary must keep such records as are necessary to verify the information contained in each listed PAYE intermediary claim form.

    NBB 4 Revocation of listing
    • (1) The Commissioner may revoke the listing of a listed PAYE intermediary if

      • (a) the person's accreditation as a PAYE intermediary is revoked:

      • (b) the person does not provide a listed PAYE intermediary claim form by the date and in the format prescribed by the Commissioner:

      • (c) the person fails to comply with any of the obligations of a listed PAYE intermediary or ceases to be a person which the Commissioner may list under section NBB 2:

      • (d) the Commissioner considers revocation is necessary in order to protect the integrity of the tax system.

      (2) The Commissioner must give 30 days of his intention to revoke an accreditation under subsection (1) and of the reasons for the intended revocation.

      (3) If the listed PAYE intermediary does not resolve the matters listed in the notice of intended revocation to the satisfaction of the Commissioner, the Commissioner may give 14 days notice of revocation.

      (4) At the expiration of a notice under subsection (3), the listing of the listed PAYE intermediary is revoked.

      (5) A decision made by the Commissioner under this section may not be challenged.

    (2) After section NBB 4, as inserted by subsection (1), the following is added:

    NBB 5 Listed PAYE intermediary claim form
    • (1) A listed PAYE intermediary claim form must be filed within one month of the date of filing of the employer monthly schedule to which it relates.

      (2) The Commissioner may, within 2 years of receipt of a listed PAYE intermediary claim form, amend the particulars in order to rectify an error in the particulars supplied by the listed PAYE intermediary.

      (3) The Commissioner must give the listed PAYE intermediary who provided the listed PAYE intermediary claim form 14 days notice of the amendment proposed under subsection (2) before making the amendment.

      (4) An overpayment or underpayment that results from the amendment must be paid by the listed PAYE intermediary or the Commissioner, as the case may be, within 30 days of the giving of the Commissioner's notice under subsection (3).

      (5) Despite subsection (3), the Commissioner may elect to offset an overpayment that results from an amendment under that subsection against a claim for payment of subsidy made after expiry of the 14-day period prescribed in that subsection.

    NBB 6 Calculation and payment of subsidy to certain listed PAYE intermediaries
    • (1) The Commissioner may pay a subsidy to a listed PAYE intermediary in respect of payroll services provided to an employer to whom sections NC 15(1)(c) or (d) applies if the listed PAYE intermediary

      • (a) has contracted with the employer for the provision of those services; and

      • (b) has met the obligations of the listed PAYE intermediary under subpart NBA; and

      • (c) files a correct listed PAYE intermediary claim form under section NBB 5.

      (2) Within 14 days of the date on which the Commissioner pays a subsidy to a listed PAYE intermediary under subsection (1), the Commissioner must give notice by electronic means to the listed PAYE intermediary of

      • (a) the amount of subsidy paid in respect of each employer; and

      • (b) the period to which the amount relates; and

      • (c) other information relevant to the payroll services provided by the listed PAYE intermediary that the Commissioner considers appropriate.

      (3) The amount of the subsidy must be calculated in the manner provided by regulations made under this section and a payment of a subsidy under this section must be made electronically to a bank account

      • (a) nominated by the listed PAYE intermediary for the purpose; or

      • (b) if an overpayment has been made to the listed PAYE intermediary, to the Listed PAYE Intermediary Bank Account.

      (4) A claim for payment of an amount of subsidy calculated under this section is to be made in the manner provided in section NBB 5.

      (5) The Commissioner must pay the amount of subsidy that is payable in respect of a listed PAYE intermediary claim form within 30 days of receipt the last of

      • (a) the employer monthly schedule to which the listed PAYE intermediary claim form relates:

      • (b) payment of the PAYE deductions to which the listed PAYE intermediary claim form relates:

      • (c) the listed PAYE intermediary claim form.

      (6) The Governor-General may from time to time, by Order in Council, prescribe the amount of the subsidy to be paid in respect of each employee of an employer who contracts the services of a listed PAYE intermediary under this subpart.

    NBB 7 Termination of employer arrangements with listed PAYE intermediary
    • (1) An employer or a listed PAYE intermediary may end an arrangement by giving notice to the other party and to the Commissioner.

      (2) A notice must state the date on which the arrangement will end, being a date that occurs not less than 14 days after the date on which the notice is given.

      (3) A person who, for whatever reason, ceases to be a listed PAYE intermediary for an employer has the rights and obligations under the PAYE rules and SSCWT rules of a listed PAYE intermediary in relation to funds that

      • (a) the employer pays to the person as a listed PAYE intermediary; and

      • (b) the person is holding at the time that the person ceases to be a listed PAYE intermediary for the employer.

    (3) Subsection (2) applies for pay periods beginning on or after 1 October 2006.

165 Application of other provisions to amounts payable under PAYE rules
  • (1) In section NC 20(1), section 120K is replaced by sections 120KB to 120KE.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 2008–09 and subsequent tax years.

166 Private use of motor vehicle: value of benefit
  • (1) After section ND 1A(1), the following is inserted:

    • (1B) In the first return under this subpart (initial return) by an employer for a vehicle, the employer may calculate the value of the benefit using either of the valuation methods set out in schedule 2, part A.

    • (1C) The employer must use the method from the initial return in calculating the value of the benefit in a return for the vehicle for a period beginning

      • (a) after the end of the period of the initial return; and

      • (b) before the earliest of the following:

        • (i) the date of disposal of the vehicle:

        • (ii) the date on which the vehicle ceases to be leased:

        • (iii) the date 5 years after the beginning of the period of the initial return.

    • (1D) In a return for the vehicle for a period beginning 5 years or more after the beginning of the period of the initial return, the employer may calculate the value of the benefit using either of the valuation methods set out in schedule 2, part A.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

167 New section ND 1AB inserted
  • (1) After section ND IA, the following is inserted:

    ND 1AB Private use of motor vehicle: 24-hour period
    • (1) This section applies for the purposes of the calculation of the value of a benefit under section ND IA.

      (2) In section ND 1A(5)(a) and (b), in relation to a motor vehicle and the item days in the formulas in section ND 1A(2) and (4), a day is

      • (a) a 24-hour period starting at midnight, if the person who owns or leases the motor vehicle does not make an election under paragraph (b):

      • (b) a 24-hour period starting from the time in a day that is elected under this section by the person who owns or leases the motor vehicle.

      (3) For the purposes of subsection (2)(b), the person must

      • (a) choose a starting point for the day that is a whole number of hours after midnight; and

      • (b) notify the Commissioner of the election when providing the next return that relates to the motor vehicle.

      (4) An election under subsection (3) is effective from the start of the quarter, income year, or tax year to which the return relates, and applies to all motor vehicles in relation to which the person provides a return.

      (5) If the person chooses a particular hour in the 24-hour period as the starting point of the day under subsection (3), that hour continues to apply to the use of the motor vehicle or vehicles from the start of the relevant quarter, income year, or tax year as applicable, for a minimum period of 2 income years.

      (6) An employer may apply to the Commissioner to amend the starting point of the 24-hour period or to treat the election as revoked if the employer's circumstances have changed in a way that

      • (a) is more than minor; and

      • (b) makes the starting point no longer relevant to the employer's business.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

168 Employment-related loans: value of benefit
  • (1) In the heading to section ND 1D, using prescribed interest is inserted after benefit.

    (2) In section ND 1D, in the words before paragraph (a), by an employer who does not make an election under section ND 1DB is inserted after employment-related loan.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

169 New section ND 1DB inserted
  • (1) After section ND 1D, the following is inserted:

    ND 1DB Employment-related loans: election to value benefit using market interest
    • (1) An employer in the business of lending money to members of the public may choose that the value of a benefit provided by the employer by way of an employment-related loan be determined using the market interest on the loan.

      (2) If an employer makes an election under subsection (1), the value of a benefit provided by the employer by way of an employment-related loan in a period is the amount by which the market interest on the loan is more than

      • (a) the amount of interest that accrued on the loan in that period; or

      • (b) when the loan is a financial arrangement and it is appropriate having regard to the nature of the loan, the income that would have accrued to the employer's benefit in that period as calculated under the yield to maturity method.

      (3) Having made an election under subsection (1), an employer must use the method for the income year to which the choice relates and for the next following income year.

      (4) An employer may not change the method of calculating the value of the benefit for an income year unless the employer notifies the Commissioner of the proposed change at least 1 year before the beginning of the income year in which the change is to occur.

      (5) In this section, market interest means the amount of interest calculated at the interest rate that would apply to a borrower belonging to a group of persons to whom a loan of the kind provided to the employee is offered when that group meets the following requirements:

      • (a) the group is assessed as having a comparable credit risk to the group to which the employee belongs; and

      • (b) membership of the group arises from factors that do not include a link between a member and the employer; and

      • (c) the group is of sufficient number to ensure a transaction on an arm's-length basis.

      (6) For the purposes of a calculation under subsection (5), the amount of interest is the amount accrued on the loan during the quarter or tax year calculated on the daily balance of that loan at the rate referred to in that subsection.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

170 New section ND 1IB inserted
  • (1) After section ND 1I, the following is inserted:

    ND 1IB Benefits provided by charitable organisations
    • The value under section CX 21(2) of a benefit provided by a charitable organisation by way of a short-term charge facility is the sum of

      • (a) the amount that the organisation pays for or towards the purchase or the hire of the goods and services obtained by the employee under the short-term charge facility:

      • (b) any interest incurred in relation to the purchase or hire of the goods and services:

      • (c) if the short-term charge facility is a credit card or charge card provided for an employee's use solely for purposes unconnected with the organisation or its operations, the associated account or service fees.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

171 Services: value of benefit
  • (1) After section ND 1K(1), the following is inserted:

    • (1B) For the purposes of subsection (1), a person providing services to an employee belonging to a group of employees is to be treated as providing the same or similar services to the public in the open market in New Zealand on ordinary trade or professional terms if the person provides the same or similar services to a group of persons that

      • (a) negotiates the transaction on an arm's-length basis; and

      • (b) is comparable in number to the group of employees.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

172 Unclassified benefits
  • (1) In section ND 1Q,

    • (a) in subsection (2),

      • (i) in paragraph (a), $75 is replaced by $200:

      • (ii) in paragraph (b), the quarter is replaced by the last four quarters including the current quarter:

      • (iii) in paragraph (b), $450 is replaced by $15,000:

    • (b) in subsection (3),

      • (i) in paragraph (a), $300 is replaced by $800:

      • (ii) in paragraph (b), $1,800 is replaced by $15,000:

    • (c) in subsection (4),

      • (i) in paragraph (a), $300 is replaced by $800:

      • (ii) in paragraph (b), $1,800 is replaced by $15,000.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

173 Adjustments for unclassified benefits on amalgamation
  • (1) In section ND 1R(2),

    • (a) $450 is replaced by $15,000:

    • (b) the formula is replaced by the following:

      .

    (2) In section ND 1R(3),

    • (a) $450 is replaced by $15,000:

    • (b) the formula is replaced by the following:

      .

    (3) Section ND 1R(4) is replaced by the following:

    • (4) If the amalgamating company pays fringe benefit tax annually, an adjustment must be made for the year in which the amalgamation occurs reducing the figure of $15,000 referred to in section ND 1Q(3)(b) by an amount calculated using the formula

      .
    • (5) If the amalgamated company pays fringe benefit tax annually, and the amalgamated company is a new company established on amalgamation, an adjustment must be made for the year in which the amalgamation occurs reducing the figure of $15,000 referred to in section ND 1Q(3)(b) by an amount calculated using the formula

      .

    (4) Subsections (1) to (3) apply for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

174 Election to pay fringe benefit tax per quarter
  • (1) In section ND 2, subsection (3) is replaced by the following:

    • (3) An employer may make an election under this section by providing a return stipulating the rate chosen.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

175 Special rule for employer who stops employing staff during tax year
  • (1) In section ND 8, the following is added:

    • (3) As an alternative to the application of section ND 5(4) or ND 6(2), an employer may choose to pay fringe benefit tax at the rate of 64% of the taxable value of a fringe benefit provided or granted to an employee,

      • (a) making the calculation in relation to the period from the start of the tax year to the date on which the employer stops employing staff; and

      • (b) taking into account any earlier payments of fringe benefit tax made in relation to the employee.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

176 New section ND 8B inserted
  • (1) After section ND 8, the following is added:

    ND 8B Special rule for employer who is charitable organisation providing short-term charge facility
    • (1) This rule applies to an employer who is a charitable organisation if

      • (a) the employer provides to an employee in a tax year a benefit by way of a short-term charge facility that is a fringe benefit under section CX 21(2); and

      • (b) the employer is required to pay fringe benefit tax for the tax year on a quarterly basis; and

      • (c) the value of the benefits by way of short-term charge facilities provided by the employer to the employee in the first quarter of the tax year does not exceed 5% of the employee's salary or wages for the tax year.

      (2) The employer's liability to pay fringe benefit tax on the benefits provided in a quarter of the tax year depends on whether the taxable value of the benefits (accumulated benefit value) provided by the employer to the employee in the period from the beginning of the tax year to the end of the quarter exceeds 5% of the employee's salary or wages for the tax year (threshold benefit value).

      (3) The employer is liable to pay fringe benefit tax for a quarter of the tax year on

      • (a) nil, if the accumulated benefit value for the quarter does not exceed the threshold benefit value; or

      • (b) the accumulated benefit value, if the quarter is the earliest in the tax year for which the accumulated benefit value exceeds the threshold benefit value; or

      • (c) the taxable value of the benefits provided to the employee in the quarter, if neither of paragraphs (a) and (b) applies.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

177 Payment of fringe benefit tax on annual basis for employees who are not shareholder-employees
  • (1) In section ND 13(2), Commissioner is replaced by Commissioner, either in writing or by telephone,.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

178 Payment of fringe benefit tax on income year basis for shareholder-employees
  • (1) In section ND 14,

    • (a) in subsection (2), Commissioner is replaced by Commissioner, either in writing or by telephone,:

    • (b) after subsection (2), the following is inserted:

      • (2B) If an employer has been paying fringe benefit tax on a quarterly basis under sections ND 2, ND 9, and ND 10 and elects under this section to change to payment on an income year basis, a calculation must be made under section ND 10 for the period

        • (a) beginning immediately after the end of the last full tax year for which the employer pays fringe benefit tax on a quarterly basis:

        • (b) ending immediately before the beginning of the first income year for which the election applies.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

179 Application of RWT rules
  • (1) In section NF 1(2), the following is inserted after paragraph (c):

    • (d) a replacement payment, paid to a person under a share-lending arrangement:.

    (2) In the proviso to section NF 1(2), paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) is replaced by paragraphs (a) to (d).

180 Liability to pay resident withholding tax
  • (1) In section NF 2(1)(b), item c is replaced by the following:

    • c is the total of the following amounts:

      • (i) if the dividend is paid in relation to shares issued by an imputation credit account company, the amount of any imputation credit attached to the dividend:

      • (ii) if the dividend is paid in relation to shares issued by a company not resident in New Zealand, the amount of foreign withholding tax paid or payable in respect of the amount of the dividend:

      • (iii) if the dividend is paid in relation to shares issued by a company resident in New Zealand, the amount of any dividend withholding payment credit attached to the dividend; and.

    (2) In section NF 2(1)(c), item c is replaced by the following:

    • c is the total of the following amounts:

      • (i) if the dividend is paid in relation to shares issued by an imputation credit account company, the amount of any imputation credit attached to the dividend:

      • (ii) if the dividend is paid in relation to shares issued by a company not resident in New Zealand, the amount of foreign withholding tax paid or payable in respect of the amount of the dividend:

      • (iii) if the dividend is paid in relation to shares issued by a company resident in New Zealand, the amount of any dividend withholding payment credit attached to the dividend; and.

    (3) In section NF 2(1)(d), item c is replaced by the following:

    • c is the total of the following amounts:

      • (i) if the dividend is paid in relation to shares issued by an imputation credit account company, the amount of any imputation credit attached to the dividend:

      • (ii) if the dividend is paid in relation to shares issued by a company not resident in New Zealand, the amount of foreign withholding tax paid or payable in respect of the amount of the dividend:

      • (iii) if the dividend is paid in relation to shares issued by a company resident in New Zealand, the amount of any dividend withholding payment credit attached to the dividend; and.

    (4) In section NF 2(1)(f), zero. is replaced by zero; and and the following is added:

    • (g) to the extent that the payment is a replacement payment paid to a person under a share-lending arrangement, of an amount calculated according to the formula

      .

      where

      • a is the rate of resident withholding tax, expressed as a percentage, specified in schedule 14, clause 2:

      • b is the amount of the replacement payment, not including imputation credits attached under section ME 6B:

      • c is the amount of imputation credits attached to the replacement payment under section ME 6B:

      • d is the amount of imputation credits shown in a credit transfer notice that relates to the replacement payment:

      • e is the amount of dividend withholding payment credit shown in a credit transfer notice that relates to the replacement payment.

    (5) In section NF 2(4)(a), subparagraph (ii) and the proviso are replaced by the following:

    • (ii) not resident in New Zealand for the purposes of this Act but

      • (A) carrying on a taxable activity in New Zealand through a fixed establishment in New Zealand; and

      • (B) not prevented by subsection (4B) from satisfying this paragraph; and.

    (6) In section NF 2(4)(b)(iv), distribution. is replaced by distribution; or and the following is added:

    • (v) that payment is a replacement payment paid under a share-lending arrangement.

    (7) After section NF 2(4), the following is inserted:

    • (4B) A person (payer) who is not resident in New Zealand for the purposes of this Act and is carrying on a taxable activity in New Zealand through a fixed establishment in New Zealand is treated as not satisfying subsection (4)(a) in relation to a payment if,

      • (a) in the case of a payment of interest or of dividends payable in respect of shares issued by another person, the payer satisfies the Commissioner that

        • (i) the payment is attributable to or effectively connected with a fixed establishment of the payer outside New Zealand; and

        • (ii) the amounts payable in relation to the money lent or shares to which the payment relates are payable in a currency other than New Zealand currency:

      • (b) in the case of a payment of dividends payable in respect of shares issued by the payer, the payer satisfies the Commissioner that the payer is not required by generally accepted accounting practice to express its financial statements in New Zealand currency.

181 Election to apply higher rate of deduction
  • In section NF 2A(1), section NF 2(1) is replaced by section NF 2(1), other than section NF 2(1)(g),.

182 Companies to notify interest payer
  • In section NF 2B(1), section NF 2(1) is replaced by section NF 2(1), other than section NF 2(1)(g),.

183 Election rates of deduction for companies
  • In section NF 2D(1), section NF 2(1) is replaced by section NF 2(1), other than section NF 2(1)(g),.

184 Requirements for agents or trustees to make resident withholding tax deductions on receipt of payments
  • Section NF 3(2) is replaced by the following:

    • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to require a recipient of a payment of resident withholding income to make a deduction of resident withholding tax if

      • (a) the recipient

        • (i) holds at the time of payment a valid certificate of exemption; and

        • (ii) receives the payment as trustee of a trust that is not a bare trust:

      • (b) the payment is a replacement payment under a share-lending arrangement.

185 Payment of deductions of resident withholding tax to Commissioner
  • (1) In section NF 4(4), dividends is replaced by dividends, replacement payments,.

    (2) After section NF 4(6), the following is inserted:

    • (6B) An emigrating company who is treated under section FCB 2 as paying a distribution to shareholders must, on or before the date that is 3 months after the emigration date, pay to the Commissioner all resident withholding tax deductions made by the company from the distribution.

    (3) Subsection (2) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

186 New section NF 8B inserted
  • After section NF 8A, the following is inserted:

    NF 8B Resident withholding tax deductions from replacement payments treated as imputation credits
    • If a share user under a share-lending arrangement deducts resident withholding tax in accordance with the RWT rules from a replacement payment, the deduction

      • (a) is treated for the share supplier as an imputation credit attached to the replacement payment in addition to any imputation credit that the share user attaches to the replacement payment under section ME 6B; and

      • (b) does not give rise under section LD 3 to a credit of tax or refund for the share supplier.

187 Application of NRWT rules
  • (1) In section NG 1(2), in the words before paragraph (a), apply to income is replaced by apply to assessable income.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

188 Non-resident withholding tax imposed
  • (1) After section NG 2(1)(b)(i), the following is inserted:

    • (ib) interest, other than interest to which paragraph (ab) applies, that is paid by a transitional resident in respect of money borrowed by the transitional resident when the transitional resident was a non-resident, and not in relation to a business carried on by the transitional resident through a fixed establishment in New Zealand, and is derived by a person who is not an associated person of the transitional resident; or.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (3) The law that would apply if subsection (1) did not come into force applies for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident before 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

189 Payment of deductions of non-resident withholding tax to Commissioner
  • (1) After section NG 11(4), the following is inserted:

    • (4B) An emigrating company who is treated under section FCB 2 (Emigrating company treated as paying distribution to shareholders) as paying a distribution to shareholders must, on or before the date that is 3 months after the emigration date, pay to the Commissioner all non-resident withholding tax deductions made by the company from the distribution.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

190 Application of other provisions to non-resident withholding tax
  • (1) In section NG 17(2), section 120K is replaced by sections 120KB to 120KE.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200809 and subsequent tax years.

191 Definitions
  • (1) This section amends section OB 1.

    (2) After the definition of attributing interest, the following is inserted:

    Australian financial year is defined in section CV 4 (Regulations: Australian wine producer rebate) for the purposes of that section.

    (3) In the definition of balance date, after purposes of, subpart MB and is inserted.

    (4) After the definition of banking company, the following is inserted:

    base amount is defined in section MB 7(2) (GST ratio method) for the purposes of that section.

    (5) The definition of benchmark dividend is replaced by the following:

    benchmark dividend means the first dividend paid by a company in an imputation year that is not 1 of the following kinds

    • (a) a distribution of a co-operative company for which the company has made a determination under section ME 35 (Co-operative company may make annual determination to attach imputation credit to certain distributions):

    • (b) a dividend to which the company is not allowed by section ME 6 (Company may attach imputation credit to dividend) to attach an imputation credit.

    (6) After the definition of business purposes, the following is inserted:

    business tool means an item that is used by an employee in the performance of their work duties and in the absence of section CX 18B (Business tools) would give rise to an unclassified benefit.

    (7) In the definition of consolidation rules, in paragraph (a)(vii), section MB 7 (Provisional tax of consolidated group members) is replaced by sections MB 29 to MB 32 (relating to provisional tax of consolidated group members).

    (8) After the definition of credit of tax, the following is inserted:

    credit transfer notice means a credit transfer notice issued under section 30C of the Tax Administration Act 1994.

    (9) In the definition of Crown Research Institute, section 12 is replaced by section 2.

    (10) In the definition of development, and DB 27 is replaced by , DB 27, EE 1 (What this subpart does), EJ 20 (Deductions for market development-product of research, development), and EJ 21 (Allocation of deductions for research, development, resulting market development).

    (11) In the definition of dispose, after paragraph (c), the following is inserted:

    • (cb) is defined in section CE 2 for the purposes of that section:.

    (12) In the definition of eligible accounting year, paragraphs (a) and (b) are replaced by the following:

    • (a) an accounting year in which the person has at all times in the accounting year a sufficient interest in the company and that is

      • (i) the accounting year in which the dividend is paid:

      • (ii) the accounting year immediately before the accounting year in which the dividend is paid:

      • (iii) the accounting year immediately before an eligible accounting year:.

    (13) After the definition of emergency call, the following is inserted:

    emigrating company is defined in section FCB 1(1) (Tax effects of company becoming non-resident to reflect tax effects of liquidation)

    emigration time, for an emigrating company, is the time at which the emigrating company becomes a non-resident.

    (14) In the definition of estimated useful life, after paragraph (c), the following is added:

    • (d) for a type of pasture, means the period of time over which the pasture might reasonably be expected to be useful to a person in deriving income or carrying on a farming or agricultural business on land in New Zealand.

    (15) After the definition of excess expenditure, the following is inserted:

    excess tax payment

    • (a) is defined in section ME 9B(10) (Imputation credit account company leaving wholly-owned group) for the purposes of that section:

    • (b) is defined in section ME 9C(l0) (Imputation credit account company joining wholly-owned group) for the purposes of that section.

    (16) The definition of first instalment date is repealed.

    (17) In the definition of fishing business, paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

    • (a) is defined in section EH 37 (Other definitions) for the purposes of this Act except the provision to which paragraph (b) refers:.

    (18) In the definition of foreign exempt entity, section CW 11B(3) is replaced by section CW 11B(4).

    (19) In the definition of foreign exempt partnership, section CW 11B(3) is replaced by section CW 11B(4).

    (20) In the definition of foreign exempt person, section CW 11B(3) is replaced by section CW 11B(4).

    (21) In the definition of foreign trust, in paragraph (b), settler is replaced by settlor.

    (22) In the definition of fringe benefit tax rules, in paragraph (a)(ii), GC 17 is replaced by GC 17B.

    (23) After the definition of futures contract, the following is inserted:

    gaming-machine gambling means class 4 gambling, as defined in section 30 of the Gambling Act 2003, that utilises or involves a gaming machine

    gaming-machine operator's licence means a class 4 operator's licence as defined in section 4 of the Gambling Act 2003

    gaming-machine venue licence means a class 4 venue licence as defined in section 4 of the Gambling Act 2003.

    (24) The definition of grey list company is replaced by the following:

    grey list company means a company that is resident in a company or territory specified in schedule 3, part A (International tax rules: grey list countries)

    • (a) for the purposes of the international tax rules other than those referred to in paragraph (b), under section OE 2 (Determination of residence of company):

    • (b) for the purposes of subparts CQ (Attributed income from foreign equity), DN (Attributed losses from foreign equity), EX (Controlled foreign company and foreign investment fund rules), and LF (Underlying foreign tax credits), under section EX 24 (Residence in grey list country).

    (25) After the definition of gross, the following is inserted:

    gross gambling proceeds means gross proceeds, as defined in regulation 3(1) of the Gambling (Class 4 Net Proceeds) Regulations 2004, plus prizes.

    (26) After the definition of GST payable, the following is inserted:

    GST ratio has the meaning given in section MB 7(2) (GST ratio method).

    (27) After the definition of identical goods, the following is inserted:

    identical share means a share that confers the same rights and imposes the same obligations on a holder as an original share.

    (28) In the definition of imputation credit, after paragraph (b), the following is added:

    • (c) is further defined in section CD 10C(4) (Credit transfer notice) for the purposes of that section.

    (29) The definition of instalment date is replaced by the following:

    instalment date means a date for payment of provisional tax for a tax year that is the day and month specified for a provisional taxpayer in schedule 13 part A (Months for payment of provisional tax and terminal tax).

    (30) After the definition of interest, the following is inserted:

    interest instalment date means an instalment date

    • (a) on which an instalment of provisional tax is due and payable under section MB 8 (Provisional tax payable in instalments); and

    • (b) after which, except in a case to which section 120KC(1) applies, an instalment amount that is overpaid or underpaid attracts use of money interest, a late payment penalty, or a shortfall penalty, as applicable.

    (31) In the definition of lease, after paragraph (a), the following is inserted:

    • (ab) is defined in section CX 6(6) (Private use of motor vehicle) for the purposes of the FBT rules:.

    (32) The definition of limited attribution company is replaced by the following:

    limited attribution company is a company that is

    • (a) a building society:

    • (b) a co-operative company registered under the Co-operative Companies Act 1956, Part 2 or 3 of the Co-operative Companies Act 1996, the Co-operative Dairy Companies Act 1949, the Co-operative Freezing Companies Act 1960, or the Co-operative Forestry Companies Act 1978:

    • (c) a listed company:

    • (d) a widely-held company:

    • (e) a foreign company that is not a closely-held company.

    (33) The definition of limited attribution foreign company is repealed.

    (34) The definition of listed company is replaced by the following:

    listed company means, at any time, a company any shares in which are at that time quoted on an official list of a recognised exchange.

    (35) After the definition of listed horticultural plant, the following is inserted:

    listed PAYE intermediary means a person which the Commissioner may list under section NBB 2(1) (Accreditation of listed PAYE intermediary)

    listed PAYE intermediary claim form means a form that a listed PAYE intermediary must provide to the Commissioner in an electronic format prescribed by the Commissioner, showing

    • (a) the tax file number of the listed PAYE intermediary; and

    • (b) the tax file number and name of each employer in respect of which a subsidy is claimed; and

    • (c) the tax file number and name of each employee of each employer in respect of which a subsidy is claimed under section NBB 3 (Obligations of listed PAYE intermediaries); and

    • (d) the period to which the form relates; and

    • (e) the number of source deduction payments made by the listed PAYE intermediary to each employee in the period to which the form relates; and

    • (f) the amount of subsidy that the listed PAYE intermediary claims in respect of the period to which the form relates.

    (36) After the definition of Maori owners, the following is inserted:

    market interest is defined in section ND 1DB(5) for the purposes of that section.

    (37) After the definition of net equity threshold, the following is inserted:

    net gambling proceeds means net proceeds as defined in section 4 of the Gambling Act 2003.

    (38) After the definition of ordering rule, the following is inserted:

    original share means a share in a company that is described as the original share in the definition of returning share transfer.

    (39) After the definition of own, the following is inserted:

    ownership interest is defined in section OD 5AA(7) (Modifications to voting and market value interests for application of continuity provisions to reverse takeover) for the purposes of that section.

    (40) In the definition of pay, in paragraph (g), way is replaced by way:, and the following is added:

    • (h) for a replacement payment and share-lending collateral, includes, for a person,

      • (i) to distribute to them; or

      • (ii) to credit to them; or

      • (iii) to deal with in their interest or on their behalf in some other way.

    (41) In the definition of PAYE rules, after paragraph (a)(iv), the following is inserted:

    • (ivb) subpart NBB (Subsidy payable to certain listed PAYE intermediaries):.

    (42) In the definition of payment, (g) is replaced by (h).

    (43) In the definition of principal caregiver, after paragraph (a), the following is inserted:

    • (ab) does not include a transitional resident or the spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner of a transitional resident; and.

    (44) In the definition of provisional tax rules,

    • (a) in paragraph (a)(iii), sections MB 2 to MB 6 is replaced by sections MB 1 to MB 28:

    • (b) in paragraph (a)(iv), sections MB 8 to MB 10 (which relate to provisional tax): is replaced by sections MB 33, and MB 35 to 38 (which relate to provisional tax)::

    • (c) paragraph (a)(v) is repealed.

    (45) The definition of provisional taxpayer is replaced by the following:

    provisional taxpayer has the meaning given in section MB 2 (Who pays provisional tax?).

    (46) In the definition of qualifying foreign equity investor, section CW 11B(3) is replaced by section CW 11B(4).

    (47) In the definition of qualifying person, after paragraph (a)(ii), the following is inserted:

    • (iib) is not a transitional resident; and

    • (iic) is not the spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner of a transitional resident; and..

    (48) After the definition of qualifying person, the following is inserted:

    qualifying resident foreign trustee is defined in section 3(1) of the Tax Administration Act 1994.

    (49) In the definition of qualifying trust, in paragraph (a)(ii), section BD 1(2) is replaced by section BD 1(4).

    (50) After the definition of quarter, the following is inserted:

    ratio instalment date means an instalment date of a taxpayer who uses a GST ratio for a tax year, and is an instalment date for a payment in relation to which no amount of use of money interest or penalties apply other than a late payment penalty or a shortfall penalty.

    (51) In the definition of relative, in paragraph (a), CX 17 (Benefits provided instead of allowances), is inserted after sections.

    (52) After the definition of replaced area fraction, the following is inserted:

    replacement payment means, for a returning share transfer, a payment to a person of an amount that is

    • (a) economically equivalent to a dividend or part of a dividend for an original share:

    • (b) increased by an imputation credit attached to the payment.

    (53) In the definition of research, and DB 27 is replaced by , DB 27, EE 1 (What this subpart does), EJ 20 (Deductions for market development-product of research, development), and EJ 21 (Allocation of deductions for research, development, resulting market development).

    (54) After the definition of resident, the following is inserted:

    resident foreign trustee is defined in section 3(1) of the Tax Administration Act 1994.

    (55) After the definition of return of the taxpayer's income, the following is inserted:

    returning share transfer means an arrangement

    • (a) for which

      • (i) a share in a company (original share) is transferred from a share supplier to a share user; and

      • (ii) the original share is listed on an official list of a recognised exchange; and

      • (iii) it is conditionally or unconditionally agreed that the share user or an associated person pays a replacement payment to the share supplier or an associated person, if a dividend is payable on the original share; and

      • (iv) it is conditionally or unconditionally agreed that the original share or an identical share may be transferred from the share user to the share supplier or an associated person; and

    • (b) that is not a warrant or instalment receipt.

    (56) The definition of second instalment date is repealed.

    (57) The definition of self-assessed adverse event is replaced by the following:

    self-assessed adverse event, for a person and a farming, agricultural, or fishing business of the person, means an event that

    • (a) is one of the following:

      • (i) drought, fire, flood, or some other natural event:

      • (ii) disease or sickness among livestock; and

    • (b) materially affects the business; and

    • (c) is described, together with the effect on the business, by the person in a statutory declaration given to the Commissioner.

    (58) After the definition of share, the following is inserted:

    share-lending arrangement means an arrangement, entered into on or after 1 July 2006, that is a returning share transfer, and

    • (a) the agreed term of the arrangement is 1 year or less; and

    • (b) the terms and conditions of the arrangement, including the share-lending collateral, are ordinary commercial terms and conditions consistent with those that would apply between parties negotiating at arm's length; and

    • (c) the amount of resident withholding tax given by section NF 2(1)(g) (Liability to pay resident withholding tax) for a replacement payment, if any, is paid; and

    • (d) the share user disposes of the original share or an identical share to the share supplier during the agreed term of the arrangement or within a further period allowed by the Commissioner; and

    • (e) the share user

      • (i) agrees to issue, and issues, a credit transfer notice in relation to a dividend paid for the original share:

      • (ii) establishes and maintains an imputation credit account, if a dividend is payable for the original share during the agreed term of the arrangement

    share-lending collateral means an amount, or an adjustment to the amount, that

    • (a) is related to the market value of an original share under a share-lending arrangement, and the amount is paid to a person,

      • (i) by a share user or an associated person to secure the transfer of the original share to the share user:

      • (ii) by a share supplier or an associated person for the re-transfer of the original share or an identical share to them; and

    • (b) is not a replacement payment

    share-lending right means, for a share supplier under a share-lending arrangement, a conditional or unconditional right to acquire the original share or an identical share under the share-lending arrangement.

    (59) After the definition of share purchase scheme, the following is inserted:

    share supplier means a person, described as a share supplier in the definition of returning share transfer, from whom a share user acquires an original share under a returning share transfer

    share user means a person, described as a share user in the definition of returning share transfer, who acquires an original share under a returning share transfer.

    (60) The definition of shares of the same class is replaced by the following:

    shares of the same class means any 2 or more shares of a company

    • (a) that carry the same right

      • (i) to exercise voting power and participate in any decision-making at any time concerning the distributions to be made by the company, the constitution of the company, any variation in the capital of the company, and the appointment or election of directors of the company; and

      • (ii) in terms of priority, amount payable per share, and otherwise, to receive or have dealt with in the shareholder's interest or on the shareholder's behalf profits that may be distributed at any time by the company and distributions of assets of the company on an acquisition, redemption, or other cancellation by the company of its shares or other reduction in or return of share capital of the company, whether on its liquidation or otherwise:

    • (b) for which

      • (i) the owner, or the amount paid for the issue, of each share is the same, and

      • (ii) each share is part of a group of shares that satisfy paragraph (a); and

      • (iii) the company gives notice to the Commissioner, in a form approved by the Commissioner, that the company chooses to treat the shares as a separate class; and

      • (iv) the company treats each share as not falling within a class consisting of shares that satisfy paragraph (a); and

      • (v) the company can at all times from the time of issue of each share identify and distinguish the share from any other shares in the company.

    (61) After the definition of shearing shed hand, the following is inserted:

    shortfall penalty is defined in section 3(1) of the Tax Administration Act 1994.

    (62) After the definition of short-term bailment, the following is inserted:

    short-term charge facility is defined in section CX 21(3) (Benefits provided by charitable organisations) for the purposes of the FBT rules.

    (63) After the definition of sickness, accident, or death benefit fund, the following is inserted:

    significant capital activity, in section DO 1(1B) (Enhancements to land, except trees) and schedule 7 (Expenditure on farming, aquacultural, and forestry improvements), and in relation to a farming or agricultural business on land in New Zealand,

    • (a) means an activity that enables a change in the nature or character of a farming activity from that undertaken on the land immediately before the change; and

    • (b) excludes an activity that enables a change in the intensity of a farming practice employed in a farming activity on the land.

    (64) In the definition of subsidised transport,

    • (a) in the words before paragraph (a), by an employer to an employee is replaced by to an employee by the employer, or by a company (group company) in the same group of companies as the employer,:

    • (b) in paragraphs (a), (b), and (d), employer wherever it occurs is replaced by employer or group company.

    (65) The definition of taxable period is replaced by the following:

    taxable period has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985.

    (66) The definition of third instalment date is repealed.

    (67) After the definition of total debt, the following is inserted:

    total taxable supplies is defined in section MB 7(8) (GST ratio method) for the purposes of that section and sections MB 15, MB 18, and MB 32 (which relate to the calculation and payment of provisional tax using the GST ratio method).

    (68) In the definition of trading stock, in paragraph (a), the following is inserted before subparagraph (i):

    • (ia) section CD 24B (Distribution to member of co-operative company based on member's transactions):.

    (69) After the definition of transitional capital amount, the following is inserted:

    transitional resident is defined in section FC 24 (Transitional resident).

    (70) In the definition of trust rules, in paragraph (b), section 59 is replaced by sections 59 and 59B.

    (71) After the definition of variation in control or income interests, the following is inserted:

    venture investment agreement is defined in section CW 11C(6) (Proceeds from share or option acquired under venture investment agreement) for the purposes of that section

    Venture Investment Fund means the company called New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Limited that is listed in Schedules 4, 5, and 6 of the Public Finance Act 1989.

    (72) After the definition of windfall credit, the following is inserted:

    wine is defined in section CV 4 (Regulations: Australian wine producer rebate) for the purposes of that section.

    (73) Subsections (14) and (63) apply to expenditure incurred on and after 1 April 2005.

    (74) Subsections (9), (10), (12), (13), (18) to (20), (21), (48), (49), (53), and (60) apply for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (75) Subsections (47) and (69) apply for

    • (a) a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006; and

    • (b) income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (76) Subsections (6), (11), (22), (31), and (51) apply for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

    (77) Subsections (17) and (57) apply for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (78) Subsections (48) and (54) apply for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years.

    (79) Subsections (4), (7), (16), (26), (29), (30), (44), (45), (50), (56), (61), (65), (66), and (67) apply for income years corresponding to the 200809 and subsequent tax years.

192 Meaning of source deduction payment: shareholder-employees of close companies
  • [Repealed]

    Section 192: repealed, on 19 December 2007, by section 292 of the Taxation (Business Taxation and Remedial Matters) Act 2007 (2007 No 109).

193 Meaning of qualifying company
  • (1) In section OB 3(1)(b)(i), subsection (2) is replaced by subsection (3).

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

194 Meaning of income tax
  • (1) In section OB 6(1)(b), CD 11, CW 11B, CW 45, EG 1 is replaced by CD 10B, CD 11, CW 11B, CW 45, EG 1, EX 44, EX 45.

    (2) Section OB 6(3)(a) is replaced by the following:

    • (a) Part B, except for

      • (i) sections BB 3(2) and BH 1, if subparagraph (ii) does not apply:

      • (ii) sections BB 3(1) and (2), BG 1, and BH 1, for the purposes of the fringe benefit tax rules; and.

    (3) In section OB 6(3)(k), MB 7 is replaced by MB 29 to MB 32.

    (4) Subsection (2) applies for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

    (5) Subsection (3) applies for income years corresponding to the 200809 and subsequent tax years.

195 Modifications to measurement of voting and market value interests in case of continuity provisions
196 New section OD 5AA inserted
  • (1) After section OD 5, the following is inserted:

    OD 5AA Modifications to voting and market value interests for application of continuity provisions to reverse takeover
    • (1) This section modifies the application of sections OD 3 to OD 5 for the purposes of the continuity provisions.

      (2) Subsections (3) and (4) apply if

      • (a) a limited attribution company (initial parent) is treated under section OD 5(6)(b) as holding ownership interests in another company (subsidiary); and

      • (b) there is a change in the ownership of the initial parent, or the initial parent ceases to exist as the result of an amalgamation, at a time (changeover); and

      • (c) immediately before the changeover, the initial parent is treated under section OD 5(6)(b) as holding all ownership interests in the subsidiary; and

      • (d) immediately after the changeover, another limited attribution company (new parent) is treated under section OD 5(6)(b) as holding all ownership interests in the subsidiary; and

      • (e) immediately after the changeover, all or part of the ownership interests in the new parent are treated under section OD 5(6)(b) as being held by the persons (initial owners) who hold ownership interests in the initial parent immediately before the changeover; and

      • (f) each initial owner holds

        • (i) immediately before the changeover, a proportion of the total ownership interests in the initial parent at that time; and

        • (ii) immediately after the changeover, a proportion of the total ownership interests in the new parent that the initial owners hold at that time as a result of having held the total ownership interests in the initial parent; and

        • (iii) a proportion referred to in subparagraph (ii) that is equal to the proportion referred to in subparagraph (i).

      (3) If the initial owners hold a total of 49% or more of the ownership interests in the new parent immediately after the changeover, the new parent is treated for the purposes of Part I as

      • (a) holding, immediately after the changeover, the ownership interests in the subsidiary that the initial parent held immediately before the changeover; and

      • (b) having held the ownership interests for the period for which the ownership interests were treated as being held by the initial parent.

      (4) If the initial owners hold a total of 66% or more of the ownership interests in the new parent immediately after the changeover, the new parent is treated for the purposes of subparts ME and MG as

      • (a) holding, immediately after the changeover, the ownership interests in the subsidiary that the initial parent held immediately before the changeover; and

      • (b) having held the ownership interests for the period for which the ownership interests were held by the initial parent.

      (5) If the requirements of a continuity provision are not satisfied in relation to a company and would be satisfied but for the application of this section, the requirements of the continuity provision are treated as being satisfied in relation to the company.

      (6) In this section, ownership interests for a company means

      • (a) voting interests in the company as determined under section OD 3(3)(d), if paragraph (b) does not apply:

      • (b) market value interests in the company as determined under section OD 4(3)(d), if a market value circumstance exists for the company.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person for a change of ownership of a company occurring

    • (a) after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent:

    • (b) before the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent, if before that date the person files a return of income on the basis that the requirements of a continuity provision are satisfied in relation to the company and the change of ownership.

197 Further definitions of associated persons
  • In section OD 8(3), in the words before paragraph (a),

    • (a) CX 6(1)(b), CX 6B, is inserted before DB 10:

    • (b) sections NH 7, is replaced by section NH 7, the definitions in section OB 11 of returning share transfer and share-lending arrangement, and sections.

198 Determination of residence of person other than company
  • (1) After section OE 1(2), the following is inserted:

    • (2B) If, in the absence of subsection (2), a person would become a transitional resident under section FC 24 on a day, subsection (2) does not apply to the person for the period of 12 months ending before the day.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person who becomes a transitional resident on or after 1 April 2006.

    (3) The law that would apply if subsection (1) did not come into force applies for a person who satisfies the requirements to be a transitional resident before 1 April 2006.

199 New section YA 5B inserted
  • (1) After section YA 5, the following is inserted:

    YA 5B Saving of effect of section 394L(4A) of Income Tax Act 1976
    • Section 394L(4A) of the Income Tax Act 1976 (Further tax payable where end of year debit balance, or when company ceases to be an imputation credit account company) continues to apply in the same manner as it applied immediately before the repeal of that Act by the Income Tax Act 1994.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

200 Schedule 2Fringe benefit values
  • (1) Schedule 2, part A is replaced by the following:

    Part A
    Motor vehicles

    1
    • The following paragraphs apply to determine the value of the benefit that an employee has for a quarter or tax year, or income year when section ND 14 applies, if in the quarter, tax year, or income year, a motor vehicle is provided by a person for the private use of an employee, or is made available for their private use:

      • (a) if the vehicle is owned by the person, jointly or otherwise,

        • (i) on the basis of the cost price of the vehicle to the person: for a quarter, 5% of the cost price, and for a tax year or income year, 20% of the cost price:

        • (ii) subject to clause 6, on the basis of the tax value of the vehicle to the person: for a quarter, 9% of the tax value, and for a tax year or income year, 36% of the tax value:

      • (b) if the vehicle is leased or rented by the person from another person, whether they are associated or not,

        • (i) on the basis of the cost price of the vehicle to its owner at the time the benefit is provided to the employee: for a quarter, 5% of the cost price, and for a tax year or income year, 20% of the cost price:

        • (ii) subject to clause 6, on the basis of the tax value of the vehicle to its owner at the time the benefit is provided to the employee: for a quarter, 9% of the tax value, and for a tax year or income year, 36% of the tax value.

    2
    • If a motor vehicle to which this schedule applies is 1 of a number of motor vehicles, each of which is available for private use as described in clause 1, the value of the benefit is determined as follows:

      • (a) if the employee mainly uses the same vehicle, clause 1 applies to that vehicle:

      • (b) if paragraph (a) does not apply, and the employee is employed in a business engaged in the selling of motor vehicles, and the vehicles available for use are trading stock of the business, clause 1 applies to the quotient obtained by dividing the sum of either the cost price of the vehicles or their tax value, by the total number of those vehicles:

      • (c) if paragraphs (a) and (b) do not apply, clause 1 applies to the highest value of any vehicle used by the employee.

    3
    • In this schedule, a motor vehicle's tax value is the value of the vehicle in a quarter or tax year or income year

      • (a) as determined under subpart EE (Depreciation) for the beginning of the tax year or income year, if paragraph (b) does not apply; or

      • (b) the cost of the vehicle, if the vehicle is acquired after the beginning of the tax year or income year.

    4
    • To determine the value of a benefit under clause 1, any GST paid on the acquisition of a vehicle by the owner or lessor of the vehicle is

      • (a) included in the cost price of the motor vehicle or in the calculation of the motor vehicle's tax value; and

      • (b) not reduced by an amount of input tax on the supply of the vehicle to the owner or lessor.

    5
    • Despite clause 4, a person who in a quarter, tax year, or income year provides a benefit that is valued under clause 1 may choose to value the vehicle on the basis of its cost price exclusive of GST or its tax value calculated exclusive of GST using clause 1 as modified by clause 6.

    6
    • The following paragraphs apply to a person who values a vehicle on the basis of its cost price exclusive of GST or its tax value calculated exclusive of GST:

      • (a) the terms cost price and tax value in clause 1 do not include an amount of GST payable:

      • (b) the references to 5% in clause 1 are treated as if they were references to a percentage calculated using the formula

        5 + (5 rate of GST applying in last day of relevant quarter):

      • (c) the references to 9% in clause 1 are treated as if they were references to a percentage calculated using the formula

        9 + (9 rate of GST applying in last day of relevant quarter):

      • (d) the references to 20% in the clause are treated as if they were references to a percentage calculated using the formula

        20 + (20 rate of GST applying in last day of relevant tax year or corresponding income year):

      • (e) the references to 36% in the clause are treated as if they were references to a percentage calculated using the formula

        36 + (36 rate of GST applying in last day of relevant tax year or corresponding income year):

    7
    • The cost price of a vehicle that is leased or rented to the person after the vehicle has been leased or rented to another person is the market value of the vehicle if

      • (a) the person is not associated with the other person; and

      • (b) the person is not associated with the lessor or owner of the vehicle; and

      • (c) the employee is not the lessor or owner of the vehicle; and

      • (d) the employee is not associated with the lessor or owner of the vehicle.

    8
    • If the vehicle is leased or rented by the person from another person and the lessee requests that the lessor disclose the cost price or tax value of the vehicle for the lessor, the lessor must disclose to the lessee the information requested.

    9
    • The minimum tax value of a motor vehicle to which this schedule applies is $8,333.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for a person's liability for fringe benefit tax for a period beginning on or after 1 April 2006.

201 Schedule 3International tax rules: grey list countries
  • (1) In schedule 3, part A, the following is added:

    8Kingdom of Spain

    (2) In schedule 3, part B, the following is added:

    7In the case of the Kingdom of Spain, any special allowances, reliefs, or exemptions with respect to activities that are carried on in, or by an enterprise registered in, the following:
     (a) Canary Islands:
     (b) Ceuta:
     (c) Melilla:
     (d) Alava:
     (e) Guipuzcoa:
     (f) Vizcaya:
     (g) Navarra.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for income years corresponding to the 200607 and subsequent tax years.

202 Schedule 7Expenditure on farming, aquacultural, and forestry improvements
  • In schedule 7, part A,

    • (a) in clause 1, preparation is replaced by unless clause 1B applies, preparation ; and

    • (b) after clause 1, the following is inserted:

    1Bregrassing and fertilising all types of pasture in the course of a significant capital activity that relates to a type of pasture with an estimated useful life of more than 1 year45
203 New schedule 11B inserted
  • (1) After schedule 11, schedule 11B in schedule 1 of this Act is inserted.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

204 Schedule 13–Months for payment of provisional tax and terminal tax
  • (1) Part A of schedule 13 is replaced by schedule 2 of this Act.

    (2) Part B of schedule 13 is replaced by schedule 3 of this Act.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for income years corresponding to the 2008–09 and subsequent tax years.

205 Schedule 14Rate of resident withholding tax deductions
  • In schedule 14, clause 2, being dividends is replaced by being dividends or replacement payments.

206 Schedule 18State enterprises
  • (1) In schedule 18, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Limited is omitted.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

207 Schedule 22AIdentified policy changes
  • (1) In schedule 22A, after the first entry, the following is inserted:

    CB 9(1)(b)The test of whether or not a person is in business as a builder is applied at the time improvements to land commence, rather than at the time land is acquired.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

208 Schedule 23Comparative tables of old and new provisions
  • In schedule 23,

    • (a) in the third column of Part A, the entry corresponding to section CG 15(2)(c) is replaced by EX 36(1):

    • (b) in the second column of Part B, the entry corresponding to section EX 34 is replaced by CG 15(2)(e).

Part 2
Amendments to Tax Administration Act 1994

209 Tax Administration Act 1994
210 Interpretation
  • (1) This section amends section 3.

    (2) Subsections (3) to (18) amend section 3(1).

    (3) After the definition of approved advisor group, the following is inserted:

    approved organisation is an organisation

    • (a) whose members include natural persons

      • (i) who are subject to a professional code of conduct; and

      • (ii) who are subject to a disciplinary process intended to enforce compliance with the code; and

    • (b) whose members

      • (i) typically provide trustee services in the course of their business activities:

      • (ii) satisfy other criteria acceptable to the Commissioner; and

    • (c) that has been approved by the Commissioner for the purposes of this definition.

    (4) After the definition of bank, the following is inserted:

    base amount has the same meaning as in section OB 1 of the Income Tax Act 2004.

    (5) After the definition of GST payable, the following is inserted:

    GST ratio has the same meaning as in section OB 1 of the Income Tax Act 2004.

    (6) In the definition of instalment date, section 120K is replaced by sections 120KB to 120KE.

    (7) After the definition of instalment date, the following is inserted:

    interest instalment date has the same meaning as in section OB 1 of the Income Tax Act 2004.

    (8) After the definition of provisional tax payable, the following is inserted:

    provisional taxpayer has the same meaning as in section OB 1 of the Income Tax Act 2004.

    (9) After the definition of qualifying person, the following is inserted:

    qualifying resident foreign trustee means a person who is a resident foreign trustee and who,

    • (a) if a natural person, is a member of an approved organisation; and

    • (b) if not a natural person, has a director, or other natural person in a position allowing significant influence over the management or administration of the person, who is

      • (i) resident in New Zealand within the meaning of section OE 1 of the Income Tax Act 2004; and

      • (ii) a member of an approved organisation.

    (10) After the definition of qualifying resident foreign trustee, the following is inserted:

    ratio instalment date has the same meaning as in section OB 1 of the Income Tax Act 2004.

    (11) After the definition of relinquishment, the following is inserted:

    resident foreign trustee means a person who,

    • (a) either alone or jointly with another person, acts as a trustee of a foreign trust that is not registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005; and

    • (b) is resident in New Zealand within the meaning of section OE 1 or section OE 2 of the Income Tax Act 2004.

    (12) In the definition of residual income tax, paragraph (a), section 120K is replaced by section 120KB(4).

    (13) In the definition of response period,

    • (a) paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

      • (a) the 2-month period starting on the date of issue of the initiating notice, if

        • (i) the initiating notice is a notice of proposed adjustment:

        • (ii) the initiating notice is a notice of a disputable decision and the notice is not a notice of proposed adjustment issued by a disputant:

        • (iii) the initiating notice is a notice revoking or varying a disputable decision that is not an assessment and the notice is not a notice of proposed adjustment issued by a disputant:

        • (iv) the initiating notice is a disclosure notice:

        • (v) the initiating notice is a notice issued by the Commissioner rejecting an adjustment proposed by a disputant::

    • (b) paragraphs (c) and (d) are replaced by the following:

      • (c) the 4-month period starting on the date of issue of the initiating notice, if

        • (i) the initiating notice is a notice of disputable decision issued by the Commissioner and the notice is a notice of proposed adjustment issued by a disputant:

        • (ii) the initiating notice is a notice revoking or varying a disputable decision that is not an assessment and the notice is a notice of proposed adjustment issued by a disputant:

      • (d) the 4-month period starting on the date on which the initiating notice is received at an office of the department, if the initiating notice is a notice of assessment issued by the taxpayer and the notice is a notice of proposed adjustment issued by the taxpayer under section 89DA.

    (14) The definition of second instalment date is repealed.

    (15) In the definition of tax, after paragraph (a)(xii), the following is inserted:

    • (xiii) the amount of a subsidy payable under section NBB 6 of the Income Tax Act 2004 to a listed PAYE intermediary:.

    (16) In the definition of tax position, after paragraph (n), the following is added:

    • (o) the amount of a subsidy claimed under section NBB 6 of the Income Tax Act 2004 to a listed PAYE intermediary.

    (17) The definition of third instalment date is repealed.

    (18) The definition of trustee income is repealed.

    (19) Section 3(3) and (4) is repealed.

    (20) Subsection (19) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

    (21) Subsection (13) applies for an initiating notice that is issued

    • (a) in relation to a GST return period commencing on or after 1 April 2005:

    • (b) on or after 1 April 2005, if the initiating notice is issued other than in relation to a GST return period.

    (22) Subsections (4), (5) to (7), (8), (10), (12), (14), (17), and (18) apply for income years corresponding to the 200809 and subsequent tax years.

211 Keeping of business records
  • (1) In section 22(1),

    • (a) in the words before paragraph (a), tax year is replaced by income year:

    • (b) in paragraph (c)(iv), tax year is replaced by income year:

    • (c) in paragraph (e), tax year is replaced by income year.

    (2) In section 22(2),

    • (a) in the words before paragraph (a), (2B), is inserted after subsections:

    • (b) in paragraph (f), credit account person, is replaced by credit account person:, and the following is added:

    • (fb) is a resident foreign trustee of a foreign trust in any income year,:

    • (c) in paragraph (1), making it, is replaced by making it; and and the following is added:

    • (m) the financial position of the foreign trust,.

    (3) In section 22(2), in the words after paragraph (1), tax year is replaced by income year, or (for paragraphs (k) and (kb)) imputation year,.

    (4) After section 22(2), the following is inserted:

    • (2B) A taxpayer referred to in subsection (2)(e) who is required by subsection (2) to retain records is not required to retain those records for a period of more than 7 years after the end of the income year to which the records relate.

    (5) After section 22(2), the following is inserted:

    • (2C) If there are more than one resident foreign trustee of a foreign trust, the resident foreign trustees may appoint one of themselves as an agent for the purposes of keeping the records required by subsection (2).

    (6) In section 22(3), tax year is replaced by income year.

    (7) In section 22(5), subsection (2) is replaced by subsection (2) or (2B).

    (8) In section 22(6), in the words before paragraph (a),

    • (a) or (2B), is inserted after subsection (2):

    • (b) income year or is inserted before tax year.

    (9) In section 22(7)(c), this Act. is replaced by this Act:, and the following is added:

    • (d) in the case of a foreign trust, other than for the period for which section 59B(3) applies,

      • (i) documents that evidence the creation and constitution of the foreign trust; and

      • (ii) particulars of settlements made on, and distributions made by, the foreign trust, including the date of the settlement or distribution, the name and address (if known) of the settlor of the settlement, the name and address (if known) of the recipient of the distribution; and

      • (iii) a record of

        • (A) the assets and liabilities of the foreign trust; and

        • (B) all entries from day to day of all sums of money received and expended by the trustee in relation to the foreign trust and the matters in respect of which the receipt and expenditure takes place; and

        • (C) if the trust carries on a business, the charts and codes of accounts, the accounting instruction manuals, and the system and programme documentation which describes the accounting system used in each income year in the administration of the trust.

    (10) Subsections (1), (3), (4), (6), and (8)(b) apply for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

212 Keeping of returns where information transmitted electronically
  • (1) In section 23(1)(a), tax year is replaced by income year.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

213 Shareholder dividend statement to be provided by company
  • (1) In section 29(1), in the words before paragraph (a), ; shall at the time of payment of the dividend, is replaced by must.

    (2) After section 29(1B), the following is inserted:

    • (1C) The company must give the shareholder dividend statement to the shareholder

      • (a) at the time of payment of the dividend, if paragraph (b) does not apply; or

      • (b) before the date that is 3 months after the emigration date, if the company is treated under section FCB 2 of the Income Tax Act 2004 (which relates to an emigrating company) as paying the dividend.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply for income years corresponding to the 200506 and subsequent tax years.

214 New sections 30B and 30C inserted
  • After section 30A, the following is inserted:

    30B Statement to share supplier when share user makes replacement payment under share-lending arrangement
    • A share user under a share-lending arrangement who pays a replacement payment to the share supplier must at the time of paying the replacement payment give to the share supplier a replacement payment statement in a form approved by the Commissioner showing

      • (a) the name of the share user:

      • (b) the date on which the replacement payment is paid:

      • (c) the name and address of the share supplier:

      • (d) the amount of any resident withholding tax deducted by the share user:

      • (e) the amount of the replacement payment after the deduction of resident withholding tax:

      • (f) the amount of any imputation credit attached under section ME 6B of the Income Tax Act 2004 to the replacement payment:

      • (g) the aggregate of the amount of any imputation credit referred to in paragraph (f) and the amount of the imputation credit arising under section NF 8B of the Income Tax Act 2004 for the share supplier from the deduction of resident withholding tax:

      • (h) the aggregate of the amount of any imputation credit referred to in paragraph (f) and the amount of the imputation credit arising under section NF 8B of the Income Tax Act 2004 for the share supplier and the amount of the replacement payment after the deduction of resident withholding tax.

    30C Credit transfer notice to share supplier and Commissioner when share user transfers imputation credit under share-lending arrangement
    • (1) A credit transfer notice may be issued by a share user under a share-lending arrangement when a dividend is paid for an original share, by complying with this section.

      (2) A credit transfer notice must

      • (a) be in a form approved by the Commissioner:

      • (b) show the amount of imputation credit, if any, and the amount of dividend withholding payment credit, if any, attached to the dividend, if the dividend is derived by the share user:

      • (c) state that any imputation credit and any dividend withholding payment credit is to be transferred to the share supplier, if the dividend is derived by the share user:

      • (d) attach a copy of the shareholder dividend statement for the dividend, if the dividend is derived by the share user:

      • (e) be given to the relevant share supplier and the Commissioner when the dividend is paid or as soon as possible after it is paid.

215 Annual returns of income not required
  • [Repealed]

    Section 215: repealed, on 19 December 2007, by section 292 of the Taxation (Business Taxation and Remedial Matters) Act 2007 (2007 No 109).

216 New section 33C inserted
  • [Repealed]

    Section 216: repealed, on 19 December 2007, by section 292 of the Taxation (Business Taxation and Remedial Matters) Act 2007 (2007 No 109).

217 Consequential adjustments on change in balance date
  • (1) In section 39, transitional income year is replaced by transitional year in both places it occurs.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 2008–09 and subsequent tax years.

218 New section 39B inserted
  • (1) After section 39, the following is inserted:

    39B Changes in return dates: taxpayers with provisional tax and GST liabilities
    • (1) Subsection (2) applies if a provisional taxpayer

      • (a) is a person registered under the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985, and pays GST on a 2-month cycle or a 6-month cycle; and

      • (b) elects under section 38(1) to change their balance date at some time in an income year; and

      • (c) moves from

        • (i) a balance date in an even-numbered month to a balance date in another even-numbered month; or

        • (ii) a balance date in an odd-numbered month to a balance date in another odd-numbered month.

      (2) Until the new balance date is reached, the taxpayer must

      • (a) continue with the due dates for their provisional tax instalments that applied before the change in balance date was approved; and

      • (b) apply sections MB 19 to MB 23, as relevant, and schedule 13, part B of the Income Tax Act 2004 for the transitional period to determine the due date and amount of an instalment.

      (3) Subsection (4) applies if a provisional taxpayer

      • (a) is a person registered under the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985, and pays GST on a 2-month cycle or a 6-month cycle; and

      • (b) elects under section 38(1) to change their balance date at some time in an income year; and

      • (c) moves from

        • (i) a balance date in an even-numbered month to a balance date in an odd-numbered month; or

        • (ii) a balance date in an odd-numbered month to a balance date in an even-numbered month.

      (4) Until the new balance date is reached, the taxpayer must

      • (a) continue with the due dates for their provisional tax instalments that applied before the change in balance date was approved; and

      • (b) apply sections MB 20 to MB 23, as relevant, and schedule 13, part B of the Income Tax Act 2004 for the transitional period to determine the due date and amount of an instalment; and

      • (c) make an adjustment to their provisional tax liability for the income year for the part of the taxable period in which the new balance date falls.

      (5) If a change in balance date means that the taxpayer's taxable period is not aligned with their balance date, the Commissioner must make an adjustment to the taxable period under section 15B of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985.

    (2) Subsection (1) applies for income years corresponding to the 2008–09 and subsequent tax years.

219 Non-resident withholding tax deduction certificates and annual reconciliations
  • (1) In section 49(1), in the words between paragraphs (b) and (c), shall prepare, and shall by not later than 31 May in the following year is replaced by must prepare and.

    (2) In section 49(4) shall furnish to the Commissioner within 40 working days after the end of that month is replaced by must furnish to the Commissioner.

    (3) After section 49(4), the following is inserted:

    • (4B) An emigrating company th