Spoke with my accountant today regarding this, and he's paid to read the latest stuff. No change for NZ, no company is doing anything different and, in his words, "VAT is payable at the border on import, if it's not picked up at the border .........."
"European tax law affects Europeans, provided we are seen as following NZ law then it's really not our problem"
Probably why I employ him ! He's also part of a large NZ accountancy firm so I'd expect that they'd know given their other clients.
We can set up a shell LFS company here cheaply !
19% to 27% savings per sale to European buyers, Plus the compliance costs, Just do the math .......
And NZ GST isn't payable on overseas sales. In NZ we don't care where you are from if your buying our IT Goods or Services. We don't even need to ask. Just an email address to send the key. And a country to claim back GST, just to prove it's a non NZ purchaser. GST here is 15% so even if you don't do a claim back, your still ahead, wot with the NZ$ value and all that.
As far as we are concerned, all our clients will pay their own countries tax requirements as everyone is a legal bunney and would never avoid their personal tax requirements.
That's said with a straight face too.......
And business information is confidential and would require a legal challenge from an (each) individual country to succeed in a NZ court to get any such information. And even then, that's the individuals issue, not the NZ companys. As this has nothing to do with NZ tax law.
Whatever the EU decides, we require a change to NZ law to give a legal phuq !
Thankfully, we still don't have the TPPA, or 'New World Order' running things yet.
And, we all know that the EU has redefined insanity as the 'new truth' After all, making a ruling that it is illegal to claim that water can prevent dehydration
, preventing 'bendy' bananas or cucumbers, deciding prunes were not a laxative, diabete's suffer's would be banned from driving (Really, that's the law) and so on.