Goods and Services Tax (GST) on jewellery in NZ is 15%.
Tax free jewellery purchases are available and The Village Goldsmith can arrange a tax free jewellery purchase for travellers and overseas visitors to New Zealand.
Tax free purchases will be subject to a fee of $400 which covers an aiport handling fee and fully insured, secure delivery to the airport. This fee is included in the tax-free price.
Should you wish to make use of this service this is the procedure that will occur:
The owner/purchaser of the jewellery item must be the individual that is travelling.
Full payment for the piece must be made to The Village Goldsmith and only within a 28 day timeframe prior to you leaving New Zealand.
After you have cleared customs and immigration at the international airport you will be leaving New Zealand from, you can present your copy of the “Tax Free Sales Receipt” at the airport collection point to collect your piece of jewellery. Our staff will give you guidance about where the collection point is located in the airport.
You must pick your jewellery up prior to your flight leaving New Zealand. You cannot pick it up on a return flight.
If you forget to pick your jewellery up prior to your departure, you may need to pay the GST when you pick it up upon your return to New Zealand.
The item must be intended for personal use, not re-sale.
If you are purchasing this piece tax free as a gift, you must present this gift/ engagement ring to that person while you are away overseas. If you wish to present the jewellery after your return to New Zealand you may be expected to pay the GST upon re-entry to New Zealand.
Ask about tax free purchasing when enquiring about any of our diamond engagement rings.