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Topic # 177882 17-Aug-2015 17:23
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Oh no - Is this possibly TPP related or is the government that desperate for income (tax)?



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  Reply # 1368112 17-Aug-2015 17:29
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Possibly related. But also because iti is not a level playing field. If you are an overseas company, you get advantages when selling to the NZ market, over local suppliers. The thing is that how can they enforce a company to signup to NZs system. WoOn't people just signup to the US version of the service instead?

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  Reply # 1368118 17-Aug-2015 17:39
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mattwnz: Possibly related. But also because iti is not a level playing field. If you are an overseas company, you get advantages when selling to the NZ market, over local suppliers. The thing is that how can they enforce a company to signup to NZs system. WoOn't people just signup to the US version of the service instead?


I suppose the defining factor will be if the service is specifically marketed at NZ as opposed to those marketed at another country which we just happen to purchase from.

For example NZ specific pricing or NZ specific advertising/websites.

I agree they should be forced to pay NZ tax if they are going to make a point of digging into the NZ market.




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  Reply # 1368119 17-Aug-2015 17:45
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What's the bet that this'll result in another iTunes price hike?

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  Reply # 1368121 17-Aug-2015 17:47
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Behodar: What's the bet that this'll result in another iTunes price hike?


Don't they already charge and pay GST? Or is that only on Apple hardware purchased via their Australian operated online store?  I know they do charge it on hardware.

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  Reply # 1368124 17-Aug-2015 17:51
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Possibly; I read that they don't on a famously-inaccurate news site...

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  Reply # 1368126 17-Aug-2015 17:54
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Be interesting to see if all of Steams prices go up 15% if this takes effect.
That plus the rapidly sinking NZD will probably curb my games buying a lot. We already get regional price gouged, I suspect this will just make it worse.

Wonder how they are going to police this.

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  Reply # 1368158 17-Aug-2015 19:33
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They're doing it with digital providers because its easier to police.

There are only a few major providers and you've targeted the majority of customers. Plus we're not leading this we're following what is happening in other countries.

Applying this to individual online shppers is a lot harder as there are sooo many sellers

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  Reply # 1368189 17-Aug-2015 21:09
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So, if I'm going to sign up for Amazon Prime I should get a wriggle on?




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  Reply # 1368235 17-Aug-2015 21:41
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kiwifidget: So, if I'm going to sign up for Amazon Prime I should get a wriggle on?


I don't think so as you are in the US aren't you? Prime is only available in the US.... Your address shows that you are in the US....




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  Reply # 1368243 17-Aug-2015 22:04
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hairy1:
kiwifidget: So, if I'm going to sign up for Amazon Prime I should get a wriggle on?


I don't think so as you are in the US aren't you? Prime is only available in the US.... Your address shows that you are in the US....

Hot diggitty dawg... so I am!




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  Reply # 1368244 17-Aug-2015 22:07
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On the mid range Netflix GST will add less than $2.00 per month, I am not going to lose sleep over this. I don't buy often from off shore so again not a biggie for me




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  Reply # 1368246 17-Aug-2015 22:10
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this kind of thing is pretty easy to get around.... dont see the point in it really.




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  Reply # 1368258 17-Aug-2015 23:34
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I like how we get the warning. If too many people get upset at the warning, the National government can change their mind and back out of it.
Come to think of it, I cant remember any surprises under John Key's government. 


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  Reply # 1368317 18-Aug-2015 06:25
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At present I have a US Netflix (monthly) account (using Unotelly), so will I be charged GST with this type of account? and if so, would I then be better to change to Netflix NZ account?

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  Reply # 1368323 18-Aug-2015 07:28
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l43a2: this kind of thing is pretty easy to get around.... dont see the point in it really.


Because probably 90% oin folk aren't as geeky clever as you and subscribe to local Netflix.
But really its about the bigger tax take of GST on all on line (offshore) transactions. Which will net $$$$$$$

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