NEW ZEALAND VAT (GST)
Effective October 1, 2010 the VAT (GST) rate will go up from 12.5 % to 15 % !
You may want to check your NZ VAT/GST invoices for correct date, GST rate and time and place of supply for goods and services delivered.
CONGO (Dem. Republic)
VAT has been introduced at the rate of 16 % with effect from the second half of 2010.
The VAT will apply to all supplies of goods and services and importation of goods and services. (This VAT will replace the current sales tax with rates of up to 30 %).
You may want to check your Congo VAT invoices from suppliers for correct date, VAT rate and time of supply for goods and services delivered.
You know that Canada has merged the Federal VAT (GST = Goods and Services Tax with the rate of 5 %) with the provincial sales tax (PST) in most of the provinces/states to the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) = 5 % GST plus PST (often about 7 or 8 %) to an HST of about 12 to 13 % for all goods and services delivered and imports.
Only three Canadian provinces/states do not YET have HST (they still have the Federal GST and their own provincial sales tax/PST).
The federal Canadian Government has now increased the HST rate for the province of Nova Scotia from 13 % to 15 % effective July 1, 2010.