Changes Affecting Google Ads in New Zealand

Are you aware of the upcoming changes to Google’s invoicing for New Zealand customers? If not, you’ll need to familiarise yourself with the information below.

Important changes to the Terms affecting Google Ads


Assignment

As of 1 November 2018, Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. is assigning your contract relating to your New Zealand Google Ads account, including any amendments and related agreements (such as Service Agreements), to Google New Zealand Limited, as a reseller. This means that from that date, Google New Zealand Limited will be bound by the terms of the contract and will be invoicing you for that service. All other non-New Zealand Google Ads accounts that you may have will continue to be serviced outside of New Zealand.

If you pay by invoice, shortly after the assignment date you will start receiving invoices from Google New Zealand Limited (rather than Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.) with new payment details/remittance information. When this happens, please make sure that you send payments using the new remittance information.

GST

Google New Zealand Limited is required by law to charge 15% GST (Goods and Service Tax) on its services, so you will see this appear as a new line item on your invoices from1 November 2018.
Please contact your tax advisor if you have any questions regarding the tax consequences of this change.

Changes to the Google Ads Terms

On 1 November 2018, certain sections of the Google Ads Terms will be changed. A copy of the updated Google Ads Terms will be available for your review in your Terms of Service from 1 November 2018 onwards. Neither the assignment nor changes to the Google Ads Terms should cause any interruption to your service.

You can contact Google directly if you have any questions.