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Australia introduce GST to foreign businesses selling accommodation in the country

From 1 October 2019, Australia introduced GST at 10% on the provision of hotel rentals and other commercial lettings in the country, provided by non-resident companies on online platforms. Prior to this, foreign businesses providing these types of supplies in Australia did not have to charge GST on their sales. However, in an effort to… Read More

REMINDER: New Australian law applying GST to imported digital products and services from 1 July 2017

From 1 July 2017, Australia will introduce a Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the international sales of digital services to Australian consumers. This new obligation will mean that, subject to an AUS$75,000 threshold, non-resident businesses selling services to consumers will be required to charge GST at 10% on their sales of electronic services. This… Read More

UPDATE: Australia – low value imports legislation delayed until 2018

The Australian government have confirmed that the removal of the import Goods and Services tax (GST) exemption on goods bought from foreign suppliers will be delayed until 1 July 2018. The import GST exemption allows importers to purchase goods from non-resident companies up to a value of AUD $1,000. Once removed this will not be… Read More