It looks like Australia will reduce its $1,000 low value import threshold to $20. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/gst-on-lowvalue-imported-parcels-moving-closer-20150721-gihfgy.html
This issue has been around for ages. The main objection to a reduction has been the administration costs of processing the additional parcels.
Politicians now think new technologies help with the administration. Besides, they say it’s a matter of principle, levelling the playing field for local retailers.
Will New Zealand follow suit?
Well, Australia hasn’t gone there yet, but if they do then in my view it’s only a matter of time before NZ does the same.
Barrister, Director and Consultant specialising in tax, family enterprise governance and succession, helping start ups and entrepreneurial enterprises grow safely and international expert on value added tax policy and implementation.