DISCLAIMER: Please note, this is not a legally approved document. Here we are outlining what our customers in New Zealand do when it comes to the statutory requirements. They may be using Mews and some third-party services to take care of these requirements.


What are the GST levels in New Zealand?

There are 3 levels of GST: 0%, 9% and 15%.

What type of products should each VAT level apply to?

Businesses in New Zealand are required to collect a sales tax on behalf of the government, which they must submit to the applicable New Zealand revenue department in a periodical GST tax return. The GST is collected on all sales, even of raw materials.

Businesses may be required to register for a New Zealand GST number or other identifier to enable the government to track and verify GST tax returns. GST collection is the responsibility of the merchant, and failure to collect and submit the appropriate tax amounts may result in severe penalties.

Will there be upcoming changes to GST levels?

Not for now. Until at least January 2022 no changes are to be expected.

Should deposits be used for GST payments (in case of advance deposit payments) or not (or are both allowed)?

The GST is collected on all sales.

City Taxes

What City taxes apply in New Zealand?

There are no City taxes in New Zealand

Reporting Requirements

Are there any tourism reports required?

Not at the moment.

Is Foreign Police integration required?

Not at the moment.

Are any other Statistical Authority reports required?

Not at the moment.

Data collection requirements

What guest data should be collected (and what does Mews require during online check-in)?

Full name

Arrival and departure date

Place of residence (city) including country

Type of identification shown upon check-in

Is it legal to make copies of passports?

It is allowed, but not practiced by all properties.

Accounting requirements

The accounting currency in New Zealand is the NZD (New Zealand Dollar)


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