Non resident businesses looking to establish supply chains into New Zealand have to go through hoops to register for GST here and recover the GST on their NZ expenses. Often it means they’re at a disadvantage when compared to businesses established in New Zealand.
Yesterday Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said the Government intended to implement a proposal in an August 2011 Discussion Document to relax the rules for non-residents GST registering in New Zealand. This isn’t about giving non-resident businesses something they couldn’t already get. It’s about making it easier for them with less administration. That’s good for the businesses and good for Government Administration.
It’s also good for New Zealanders who do business overseas. If this change goes ahead we will be more aligned with Australia and other countries around the world with VAT based systems. In some of those countries New Zealand exporters cannot recover VAT costs because our system does not reciprocate. This change means NZ businesses will find it easier to claim back refunds of VAT overseas.
http://iainblakeley.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/name-1-300x72.png00Iain Blakeleyhttp://iainblakeley.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/name-1-300x72.pngIain Blakeley2012-04-24 08:34:442012-04-24 08:34:44Good news for non resident businesses
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.