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Topic # 195061 4-Apr-2016 16:49
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I am looking at buying something off amazon as follows...

 

Order Summary
Items: NZD 485.65
Shipping & handling: NZD 21.84
Total before tax: NZD 507.49
Estimated tax to be collected: NZD 0.00
Import Fees Deposit NZD 111.19

 

I was wondering, would this cover GST?  

 

I went into the NZ customs fee calculator and on 507.49 it calculates...

 

Estimation Summary

 

Item Duty
Computers
Value: 507.00 NZD
Duty: 0.00 NZD
GST: 76.05 NZD
76.05 NZD
GST on freight 0.00 NZD
Total 76.05 NZD
Entry fees* 49.24 NZD
Amount due 125.29 NZD

 

NZ customs is $125.29 but amazon is only $111.  Close but not the same so I am unsure. 

 

Anyone know? I may need to call nz customs or amazon chat to find out. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1525874 4-Apr-2016 16:54
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Amazon will have a broker setup to do it which sometimes is cheaper.

 

 

 

If NZ customs do it then it does cost more.


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  Reply # 1525900 4-Apr-2016 17:16
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15% of $507 is only $76

 

 

 

Confused.

 

 





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  Reply # 1525914 4-Apr-2016 17:30
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antoniosk:

 

15% of $507 is only $76

 

 

 

Confused.

 

 

 

 

why?

 

you dont just pay the GST you also pay the entry fee, see below

 

"*Entry fees:
Once the threshold of $60 of duty and/or GST payable is reached, then a Customs import entry transaction fee (IETF) of NZ$29.26 (GST inclusive) is payable. Please note that the $60 threshold does not apply to tobacco and alcohol products. Entry fees are collected on these two regardless of the amount. A Ministry for Primary Industries biosecurity system entry levy (MPI Levy) of $19.98 (GST inclusive) is also collected by Customs. The total fees equal NZ$49.24 (GST inclusive)"


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  Reply # 1525939 4-Apr-2016 18:26
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Sweet, thanks guys. 

 

It would be nice if amazon wrote that this covers GST :)  I might have missed it though. 

 

 


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Also if by any chance the duty to pay is more than what they listed then they pay the difference. If it's less they refund you.





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  Reply # 1526675 6-Apr-2016 07:57
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win win - yay for Amazon :D




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  Reply # 1526678 6-Apr-2016 08:02
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Funny enough, the thing I want to buy turns out to be cheaper at PB tech after all costs are accounted. And I get CGA protection. 

 

The NZ exchange rate has stopped many of my amazon purchases but for some reason prices at many local IT retailers do not seem to have increased .   I'm guessing importers either have hedging contracts or they are absorbing costs  (or manufacturing costs are decreasing but doubt that). 


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