• Webinar recording
    Indirect tax - customs and GST update
    Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)
    • 287.50 NZD incl. GST


Customs and GST update

This session focusses on the incoming Customs legislation and practical GST compliance issues, including:


  • Background to Customs legislation rewrite.
  • Overview of the key changes and revenue-related rules.
  • Customs import valuation rulings.
  • Provisional value regime.
  • Related party transactions.


  • Case studies on common GST errors and how to deal with them.
  • Inland Revenue focus areas.

Target Audience

This series is designed for finance personnel who have responsibility for GST, FBT, and PAYE and withholding tax matters. This may include Human Resources, Payroll, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable staff.


Phil Fisher (PwC Partner) is our lead partner for indirect taxes, covering GST, PAYE/withholding taxes and FBT. Providing advice on risk management solutions and transactional matters, across a diverse range of clients, he has plenty of interesting ‘stories’ he can share to ensure these are practical and informative sessions.

Eugen Trombitas (PwC Partner) is a GST specialist and leads the PwC GST & Customs practice nationally. He has significant experience in the property, retirement villages, financial services, retail, energy, insolvency, technology and telecom sectors. Eugen assists clients in all industries with GST and Customs matters and advises exporters and importers. He has advised officials on a number of GST and Customs law changes over the last two decades.

Michelle Macdonald (PwC Tax Director), leads the Wellington GST, PAYE/withholding taxes and FBT practice. Michelle has extensive indirect tax experience across a range of sectors, and focuses on providing practical advice to ensure that clients have their compliance risks covered.

Ian Rowe (PwC Tax Director) leads the PwC Wellington GST and Customs practice. He has extensive indirect tax experience developed over his many years of working in these areas and is taking a close interest in the Customs and Excise Act review particularly where potential overlap occurs between Customs and Inland Revenue involvement in valuations and GST collection.

Catherine Francis (PwC Senior Manager) specialises in GST and Customs, and has a wealth of experience in advising clients across all industries.  She has particular experience in the financial services and property sectors.  She enjoys helping solve clients' difficult GST problems, and has a special interest in GST and Customs policy and legislative reform.


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