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Amazon vs. consumers on the Aussie shutout
Amazon announced that due to GST regulation they will no longer be shipping from the US to Australia. Its comment and the consumer perspective inside.
Government closes GST loophole for offshore companies
“Small businesses such as bookshops have convincingly argued they are penalised by a system which is badly out of date.”
NZ Government clamps down on GST for overseas goods retailers
From October 1, 2019, overseas websites selling into the New Zealand market will have to register for GST, just like any Kiwi company.
MYOB: It's out with paper, in with online GST services for Kiwi SMEs
According to MYOB, this is the first e-GST service for New Zealanders, and is the result of working with the IRD for several months.
Online GST changes a mixed bag for Kiwis, says InternetNZ
InternetNZ is pleased the Government has decided on an appropriate threshold for overseas internet-based retailers before GST collection is required."
Draft law heralds end of GST-free digital goods
The days of GST-free music, games, e-books and software purchased online are coming to an end, with plans to tax online services from next October.
Government moves on GST threshold to help Kiwi retailers
"The current loophole hurts Kiwi businesses and is costing Kiwi jobs, and at the same time fundamentally undermining the integrity of the GST system."