New Zealand – Import of low value goods / Key decision points

The New Zealand Government has finally announced the start date for GST (at 15%) on low value imported goods to be 1 December 2019. The low value goods threshold is NZD 1,000 and the annual GST registration threshold is NZD 60,000. The law is likely to be passed in July and this does not give impacted sellers and platforms a lot of time to prepare. PwC NZ ITX practice has prepared the attached 2-page summary of key decision points. Inland Revenue will release more detailed guidance in July.

Key decision points

Contact: Eugen Trombitas (PwC NZ) at

About Zsolt Tenczer

Senior Manager PwC Switzerland email: Mobile: +41-79-580-5058 Office: +41-58-792-4560

I started my career at the Hungarian Tax Authority in the last millenium at the dawn of the internet. Joined PwC in 1999 on top of the ebiz boom, when we thought online business will revolutionise the economy in 5 years. I specialized on VAT or more generally on indirect taxes. After several years spent in the Hungarian indirect tax practice, I moved to Zurich, Switzerland where I am working as a senior manager in the International VAT team and Network Driver for the Global Indirect Tax Network of PwC.