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Tax Alert – New Zealand – Changes to the Fire Service Levy

We can confirm that the New Zealand Fire Service is planning to make various changes to their Fire Service Levy (FSL) from the 1st July 2017.

Firstly, the name of the Levy will change from Fire Service Levy (FSL) to Fire Emergency Levy (FEL).

On top of that, they are also making changes to the size of the contribution. The new rates will be (in NZD):

– Residential buildings: 10.6c per $100 insured up to a maximum of $106.00
– Residential contents: 10.6c per $100 insured up to a maximum of $21.20
– Motor Vehicles < 3.5T: $8.45 fixed
– All other property: 10.6c per $100 insured with no maximum

If you have any questions regarding these changes or how Impendulo can help you to settle the New Zealand Fire Emergency Levy then please get in touch!

Our systems will reflect the new rate from the 1st July 2017.

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