19 Oct 2012

Samoa and NZ consider double tax agreement

5:20 pm on 19 October 2012

Samoans earning a living in New Zealand may not have to pay income tax in Samoa under a proposed double tax agreement between the two countries.

The idea was raised during discussions at the sixth New Zealand/Samoa Joint Ministerial Consultations in Wellington this week where Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi met the New Zealand foreign minister Murray McCully.

The two agreed that negotiating such a tax agreement would assist investment between the two countries.

A double tax agreement would also apply to New Zealander's earning money in Samoa.

The pair also discussed other measures to boost the economies of the two nations.