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Is GST charged if I’m shipping to Australia or New Zealand?
When you import goods into Australia, a 10% goods and services tax (GST) is charged by Australian customs. In the past, Australian customs has collected GST on goods and services valued over 1,000 AUD, and as of 1 July 2018, GST will also be charged on purchases equal or less than 1,000 AUD.
GST is based on the value of the items you ship, plus any service and shipping charges. Australian customs collects GST on individual merchant shipments over 1,000 AUD, and MyUS is responsible for collecting GST on shipments equal or less than 1,000 AUD. Any GST charges will appear during checkout.
GST is valued and charged for each individual store (e.g., if you ship a consolidated package with MyUS with a $200 item from Store A and $1,200 item from Store B, MyUS will collect the GST for Store A, and Australian customs will collect the GST for Store B.) Learn more
New Zealand GST
Beginning 1 December 2019, a 15% goods and services tax (GST) will be applied to any shipments being imported to New Zealand. Most goods and services you purchase locally already include GST, but as of December 1, companies importing goods and services from around the world are required to collect this tax directly from New Zealand shoppers as well.
GST is calculated based on the total cost of a shipment. This means you are taxed on the value of what you ship, as well as on the cost of shipping services, including insurance, if selected.
For example, if you purchase a guitar from the US for $600 USD ($942 NZD) with shipping for $50 USD ($79 NZD), you would pay 15% GST on the total cost of the guitar and shipping, USD $97.50 ($154 NZD). This would make your total cost to purchase and ship the guitar $600 + $50 + $97.50 = $747.50 USD ($1174 NZD).
Please note: While MyUS will be collecting GST on total shipment costs to New Zealand, other governmental fees may apply to your shipments, including additional GST on those governmental fees. Those fees will not be collected by MyUS, but if they apply, you will be responsible to pay them upon arrival in New Zealand.
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