4 Meaning of term open market value

(1)

For the purposes of this section—

(a)

the term similar supply, in relation to a supply of goods and services, means any other supply of goods and services that, in respect of the characteristics, quality, quantity, functional components, materials, and reputation of the goods and services first mentioned, is the same as, or closely or substantially resembles, that supply of goods and services:

(b)

the open market value of a supply shall include any goods and services tax charged pursuant to section 8(1) on that supply.

(2)

For the purposes of this Act, the open market value of any supply of goods and services at any date shall be the consideration in money which the supply of those goods and services would generally fetch if supplied in similar circumstances at that date in New Zealand, being a supply freely offered and made between persons who are not associated persons.

(3)

Where the open market value of any supply of goods and services cannot be determined under subsection (2), the open market value shall be the consideration in money which a similar supply would generally fetch if supplied in similar circumstances at that date in New Zealand, being a supply freely offered and made between persons who are not associated persons.

(4)

Where the open market value of any supply of goods and services cannot be determined pursuant to subsection (2) or subsection (3), the open market value shall be determined in accordance with a method approved by the Commissioner which provides a sufficiently objective approximation of the consideration in money which could be obtained for that supply of those goods and services.

(5)

For the purposes of this Act the open market value of any consideration, not being consideration in money, for a supply of goods and services shall be ascertained in the same manner, with any necessary modifications, as the open market value of any supply of goods and services is ascertained pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this section.

Section 4(1)(b): substituted (with effect on 3 December 1985), on 8 August 1986, by section 4 of the Goods and Services Tax Amendment Act 1986 (1986 No 43).

Section 4(3): amended, on 24 March 1988 (applying to supplies made on or after 24 March 1988), by section 3 of the Goods and Services Tax Amendment Act 1988 (1988 No 7).