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Australia drops low-value goods GST relief

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  • 06 May 2016 | Richard Asquith

Australia drops low-value goods GST relief

Australia is to withdraw the AUD 1,000 GST free threshold on the import of goods. The relief enabled consumers to buy goods from major online retailers without the 10% GST that domestic platforms had to charge them.

Any foreign supplier of B2C goods will have to GST register for sales of low-value goods if their annual Australian sales are above AUD 75,000.

The new rule comes into place from 1 July 2017.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.