Australian e-commerce GST reforms 1 year on

Just over a year ago Australian goods and services tax (GST) began to apply to sales of low value goods (AUD $1,000 or less) that are imported by consumers into Australia.

One year on, Avalara and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are pleased to present an information session about the goods and services tax law that has applied to sales of low value imported goods into Australia.

The session will provide practical information to help impacted businesses understand what they must do.

The session will cover key elements of the changes including:

  • Which international businesses are impacted
  • What the documentation requirements and Australian border processes are
  • How to interact with the Australian Taxation Office to register, lodge regular GST returns and make payments
  • The compliance approach of the ATO and how we can help businesses comply

Watch the webniar


Gabbi Jackson


Gabbi is a director in the International area of the ATO. Her main focus is on the implementation of the GST on low value imported goods measure. In particular in managing the ATO’s international engagement for this measure.  She also leads the development of strategies on how to treat identified risks in the international area of GST.  Gabbi is the ATO representative at the OECD Working Party 9 on Consumption Taxes.

Richard Asquith


Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.