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18-08-2014, 09:38 AM
Correct me if wrong but the duty free allowance (at the airport) is NZ$700 per person. What happens when the goods add up over $700 (say $750) - is GST (and duty if appropriate) collected on the $50 or on the whole $750?
Do they generally give any leeway if the goods total $50 to $100 over the allowance?


Speedy Gonzales
18-08-2014, 11:40 AM
According to this it may attract GST and customs duty (http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/ShopandEat/Duty-Free-Allowances.aspx)

18-08-2014, 08:08 PM
I rang customs regarding the duty free allowance for residents returning to NZ. According to the person I spoke to, GST and duty will only be collected if the GST/duty fees exceed $60. So for a laptop (laptops doesn't attract any duty), there will be no GST payable as long as what you paid for the laptop is less than $1100 (15% of $400 = $60).