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Should online purchases have GST?

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The Government is looking at taxing purchases made on overseas websites.

Inland Revenue and Customs will work together to review whether GST can be levied on international purchases worth less than $400.

A recent report found Kiwis have spent nearly $4 billion online in the past five years but more than a quarter of that is going offshore.

Retailers Association spokesperson John Albertson says that is making hard work for local retailers who are facing taxes on all sales regardless of whether they're online or not.

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