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New Zealand: Double Tax Treaties

Introduction

A double taxation agreement (DTA) allows that tax paid can be offset in one of two countries against tax payable in the other, thus avoiding double taxation. New Zealand is a signatory to DTAs with several countries throughout the world. Some forms of income are exempt from tax or qualify for reduced rates. These include royalties, dividends and capital gains.

Latest New Zealand Treaty Updates

Treaty Update: New Zealand - Various
23 November, 2016
New Zealand aims to conclude new or updated DTAs with Norway, China, Korea, Slovak Republic, Portugal, and Fiji, the tax agency said in its updated work plan for next year.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Fiji
17 June, 2016
During a meeting on June 10, 2016, New Zealand and Fiji called for the conclusion of a DTA.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Samoa
10 March, 2016
The New Zealand-Samoa DTA will become fully effective from April 1, 2016.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Samoa
03 February, 2016
Concessionary rates of withholding tax in the New Zealand-Samoa double tax agreement became effective on February 1.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Samoa
17 July, 2015
New Zealand signed a DTA with Samoa on July 8, 2015.
Treaty Update: Canada - New Zealand
09 July, 2015
A new DTA between Canada and New Zealand entered into force on June 26, 2015.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Canada
22 April, 2015
New Zealand on April 13, 2015, enacted legislation to ratify the pending DTA and two accompanying Protocols with Canada.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan
22 April, 2015
New Zealand on April 13, 2015, enacted legislation to terminate the 1963 DTA with Japan, effective from April 28, 2015.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Marshall Islands
17 April, 2015
New Zealand's TIEA with the Marshall Islands entered into force on April 9, 2015.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Vietnam
09 May, 2014
The DTA between New Zealand and Vietnam entered into force on May 7, 2014.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Papua New Guinea
11 February, 2014
The DTA between New Zealand and Papua New Guinea entered into force on February 10, 2014.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan
30 December, 2013
The DTA signed between New Zealand and Japan on December 10, 2012, will become effective in New Zealand, for withholding taxes from January 1, 2014, and for income taxes for income years beginning on or after April 1, 2014. The agreement will be effective in Japan for all taxes from January 1, 2014.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan
27 September, 2013
New Zealand and Japan completed their domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed to replace their existing pact. The agreement will be effective from January 1, 2014.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Vietnam
06 August, 2013
New Zealand and Vietnam signed a DTA on August 5, 2013.
Treaty Update: Samoa - New Zealand
11 July, 2013
According to preliminary media reports on July 4, 2013, Samoa is to commence negotiations with New Zealand.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan
10 April, 2013
New Zealand is seeking to renegotiate its DTA with Japan, according to New Zealand parliamentary documents.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan
01 March, 2013
The DTA signed between Japan and New Zealand was forwarded to New Zealand's parliamentary committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade on February 22, 2013, for its approval.
Treaty Update: Japan - New Zealand
11 December, 2012
According to the Japanese Ministry of Finance, Japan and New Zealand signed a DTA on December 10, 2012.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Malaysia
07 November, 2012
New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Protocol on November 6, 2012, to add tax information exchange provisions to their existing DTA.
Treaty Update: Papua New Guinea - New Zealand
05 November, 2012
The government of New Zealand announced that Papua New Guinea and New Zealand signed a DTA on October 29, 2012.
Treaty Update: Samoa - New Zealand
29 October, 2012
Representatives from New Zealand and Samoa agreed to open negotiations towards the conclusion of a DTA in meetings during the week ending October 21, 2012.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Canada
08 August, 2012
The DTA and an accompanying Protocol signed between New Zealand and Canada was tabled before New Zealand's parliament on August 3, 2012.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan
03 July, 2012
New Zealand and Japan have agreed in principle to update their existing bilateral DTA, the New Zealand government announced on June 29, 2012.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan
22 June, 2012
New Zealand and Japan held the first round of negotiations on June 18 towards revising the DTA in place between the two countries.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - Canada
21 June, 2012
The DTA signed between New Zealand and Canada on March 3, 2012, which replaces the existing DTA signed between the two countries, was forwarded to New Zealand's parliament on June 18, 2012, as part of the nation's ratification procedures.
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