While New Zealand is sometimes mistaken for a city in Australia, confused for Middle Earth, or even left off maps, you can rely on the tax department to make sure we don’t forget about our Antipodean friends. Starting next week, Discogs will be collecting New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Here’s what you need to know:
- A 15% tax will be added to the value of the order (including shipping) and paid for by the New Zealand buyer purchasing from a seller outside of New Zealand unless the buyer has a registered New Zealand Business Number (NZBN).
- The seller’s monthly invoice will reflect this tax collection and Discogs will invoice for the additional 15% charged to the buyer on the order.
- Sellers are required to fill in a customs form with items shipped to NZ. You can find details for this form in our help doc.
Sellers in New Zealand will be required to pay GST on their Discogs’ seller fees. If you’re a business with a valid New Zealand Business Number (NZBN), you’re exempt from this. Make sure your settings are up to date; there’s a field in your Seller Settings to enter your NZBN and a checkbox “I am registered for GST.” This box needs to be ticked.
How will it look in the Marketplace?
GST will be automatically added to qualifying orders shipped by sellers located outside of NZ to from NZ buyers who do not have a valid NZBN. You’ll see the GST beneath the order price with an information icon that will lead you to our help document if you need more information.
If you have any questions about how this works for you, please contact our support team.
Feature image by Connor McGregor.