New Zealand GST price rises e-services

Wed 5th Oct 2016

From 1 October 2016, non-resident providers of e-services to consumers resident in New Zealand are required to charge GST at 15%.

An immediate outcome is a rise in the prices of these types of services, which includes fees for: streaming films, TV, music and games; e-books; membership to online clubs; software; and apps.  Netflix, for example, has been reported as raising its monthly prices from NZ$ 12.99 to NZ$ 14.99 this week.

This change brings the country into line with the EU, South Korea, Japan and South Africa.