17 August 2016

Proposed changes to Export Education Levy

The Government is seeking input from international education providers and other relevant stakeholders on proposed changes to the Export Education Levy (EEL).

Currently, international education providers pay a flat fee of $185 per provider and 0.45 per cent of international tuition fee revenues.

The Ministry of Education proposes to reduce the percentage rate and remove the flat fee component, so providers pay less. The Ministry also proposes to allocate some funds from the EEL on a variety of additional activities over the next few years – with an initial focus on initiatives to improve the wellbeing and safety of international students in New Zealand.

You can find more information as well as the full version of the EEL consultation discussion document on the Ministry’s website.

The Ministry welcomes any input on the proposed changes by 8 September by email, post or via its EEL online survey

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