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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

UPDATE: Australia – low value imports legislation introduced

There is speculation that the Australian Government may delay the removal of the import GST exemption on goods bought from foreign suppliers to 1 July 2018. Currently this threshold is set at AUD$ 1,000 and allows importers to purchase goods GST and duty free from non-resident companies up to this amount. Once removed this will… Read More