The ‘Amazon’ Tax – What You Need to Know

For those of you with a penchant for online shopping from overseas websites, the new so-called ‘Amazon’ tax may make this a more costly exercise from October next year.

Starting from 1 October 2019, many overseas vendors of online goods will need to charge GST at the point of sale when the value of the goods is $400 or less. So, if you import items costing $400 or less, the overseas vendor may need to add 15% GST to your purchase.  Purchases by NZ GST-registered businesses will be exempt from this new rule. There won’t be any change to the rules which apply to goods valued more than $400.

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