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# 250666 21-May-2019 00:48

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/112845588/gst-on-roaming-set-to-cost-travelling-kiwis-up-to-13m-a-year

Will come into force in October next year. And depending on which country you are traveling to. You might have to pay local sales tax as well as NZ GST on your roaming fees.





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I find it incredibly interesting they've done this and yet flights don't incur GST. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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I find it incredibly interesting they've done this and yet flights don't incur GST. 


 



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I still find the change a strange one. Why should I be paying GST for a product consumed outside NZ, especially using an example of a phone call or SMS message that is for a recipient in that foreign country?

 

 


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sbiddle:

 

I still find the change a strange one. Why should I be paying GST for a product consumed outside NZ, especially using an example of a phone call or SMS message that is for a recipient in that foreign country?

 

 

 

 

I agree. It seems like overreach to me. And especially bad considering that local taxes might be applied as well.

 

It's like they don't want people to use roaming. Buy a local SIM card and NZ telcos will miss out completely.


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What ever happened to "no new taxes"?


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Wasn't that John Key?

 

 





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Hmm... I'll need to check! I thought it was Labour but I could be mistaken!

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Probably both. It sounds like something governments do. 

 

 





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sbiddle:

 

I still find the change a strange one. Why should I be paying GST for a product consumed outside NZ, especially using an example of a phone call or SMS message that is for a recipient in that foreign country?

 

 

 

 

I thought exported goods and services didn't attract GST? Surely roaming is an exported service?





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sbiddle: I still find the change a strange one. Why should I be paying GST for a product consumed outside NZ, especially using an example of a phone call or SMS message that is for a recipient in that foreign country?

 

But MONEY!!!!!  The Govt needs to pay for stuff somehow!!

 

You'd be denying a payrise to those poor teachers by not roaming and texting overseas...

 

 

 

* Removes tongue from cheek *


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Steamroller politics. Flatten every real and perceived GST loophole, however minuscule the return, and maybe the retail sector will finally stop whinging.

 

 





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