New Zealand Enacts New GST Legislation

By Global Tax Weekly

New Zealand has enacted the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2019–20, GST Offshore Supplier Registration, and Remedial Matters) Act. I honestly don’t know how they come up with these catchy names, I really don’t.

The legislation will introduce new GST collection obligations for low-value imported goods, and will make a number of “fairness changes” to the tax regime; one of the biggest changes will require offshore businesses that supply low-value goods (those worth NZD1,000 (USD667) or less) to New Zealand to collect GST. From December 1, offshore businesses who supply more than NZD60,000 of services and low-value goods per year will pass on GST directly to Inland Revenue.

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