New Zealand Government is moving on wide ranging measures (exporters / importers, bank funding support via industry bodies, employers) and education.
Tax relief and income assistance is available to people affected by the downturn in business due to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The government has a range of ways to help depending on your circumstances.
The New Zealand Government has proposed to make changes to the goods and services tax (GST) telecommunications rules. The move is designed to bring New Zealand into line with OECD and international trends in relation to the provision of telecommunications services with focus on the customer’s usual place of residence. The Minister’s release (on 17 May 2019) and the officials’ issues paper can be viewed here.Read More »
NZ low value imported goods rules start date is still going through a decision-making process. The large platforms and several firms asked for more time as the law will with high probability be not passed until mid year. The industry asks for 1 April 2020 as a day of introduction rather than the original date of 1 October 2019. This will be a governmental decision and a compromise date could be 1 January 2020.
I would like to invite you to our next in the series of global indirect tax (ITX) webcasts where specialists from our New Zealand ITX practice will discuss changes to GS for remote sellers of digital services.Read More »
From 1 October 2016 if you’re a non-resident business supplying remote services (including online services) you may be required to register for New Zealand GST, and charge GST on services provided to customers resident in New Zealand.
You need to register for GST when:
you exceed the GST threshold, that is your sales exceed NZD $60,000 in the last 12 months, or
are expected to be more than NZD $60,000 in the next 12 months.
your customer is resident in New Zealand, and
you supply a qualifying remote service.
With less than five months before the new rules start, businesses should already have undertaken an assessment to determine whether they will need to comply with the new rules and register. Separate Special Report is expected to be released by Inland Revenue later this month. This report will outline how Inland Revenue expect the new rules to operate in practice.Read More »
Further to my previous post the New Zealand Government submitted its legislative proposal in relation to the GST law reform on offshore online purchases of services.
The Government has followed the modern VAT/GST practices and OECD recommendations and has decided to reform the GST system. The reforms focus on two main Areas:
1. Digital products and cross border services, in respect of which draft legislation proposes imposing GST on digital products and other Services purchased by New Zealand private consumers from offshore sellers. The new rules will apply from 1 October 2016.Read More »