New Zealand

New Zealand scraps low value consignment GST Oct 2019

October 19th, 2018

New Zealand has proposed scrapping the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and customs duty low-value consignment relief of NZD 1,000. It will be requiring foreign e-commerce traders selling goods to local consumers to VAT register once their annual sales crossed a NZD 600,000 threshold. Supplies to businesses will remain zero-rated. Marketplaces may also be held liable …


New Caledonia

New Caledonia delays TGC tax

July 24th, 2018

New Caledonia has delayed the proposed introduction of its consumption tax, Taxe Générale sur la Consommation (TGC). The current import tax and service tax will continue until further notice.


Australia

Australia marketplaces split on e-commerce GST

July 10th, 2018

From 1 July 2018, Australia withdrew the AU$1,000 GST-free import threshold on goods imported by consumers.  This effectively ended the tax subsidy foreign online merchants had when selling to Australian consumers compared to domestic sellers obliged to levy the 10% consumption tax. Non-resident sellers are now liable to GST register, and charge tax on any B2C sales …


Worldwide

Global VAT changes 1 July 2018

July 1st, 2018

Below is a summary of major VAT and GST changes that come into effect on 1 July 2018: Australia drops GST-free levy on small goods, and requires non-resident e-commerce companies to register if over the threshold of AU$ 75,000 per annum Bahamas raises VAT to 12% The introduction of Polish Split Payments Hungary introduces live …


Australia

Australia GST on foreign hotel organisers

May 11th, 2018

Australia is to impose 10% Goods and Services Tax on non-resident sellers and agents of Australian hotel accommodation. The vendors will only be liable to charge GST if they exceed the local registration threshold, currently AU$75,000 per annum. The proposal was included in the the 2018/19 Australian budget, published today. This change will come into …


New Zealand

New Zealand scraps GST import threshold 2019

May 1st, 2018

New Zealand is considering withdrawing its low-value consignment stock threshold for import Goods and Services Tax from 1 October 2019. The proposed measure would help reduce tax evasion, and level the playing field for local retailers. A public consultation has now been launched to consider the effects of the measure. Currently, goods bought from foreign online …


Australia

Australia GST on e-commerce 1 July 2018

April 26th, 2018

From 1 July 2018, 10% GST is due on all goods sold by foreign online retailers to Australian consumers. Once the non-resident e-merchant sales more than AUS$75,000 per annum, they must GST register with the Australian authorities, file and pay any tax due. It is estimated that over 3,000 foreign companies will have to register for …


Worldwide

VAT Reporting update 18.3.1

April 5th, 2018

Overview This release is a maintenance release of the VAT Reporting application for the month March. It includes changes to reports, modifications and bug fixes. Main changes in Reports We have improved the reporting of transactions with mixed flows on the PL, CZ and IT VAT Books. South Africa: standard VAT rate changed to 15% …


Guam

Guam 2% General Sales Tax 2019

April 2nd, 2018

Guam is to launch a 2% General Sales Tax on the provision of goods and services from 1 January 2019. Financial Services will be exempted from the new consumption tax.


Australia

Australia GST registrations for e-commerce July 2018

February 6th, 2018

Australia has stepped-up Goods and Services Tax registrations for non-resident companies selling goods to consumers. From 1 July 2018, Australia is withdrawing the AUS$ 1,000 low value imported goods GST and customs exemption.  This is to provide a level-playing field for tax purposes with local retailers who must charge the indirect tax. There is an …