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Old 26-01-2018, 05:47 PM
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Importing goods under $1000

Our stupid government is at it again!

On the 1st of July the law requiring GST to be paid on goods under $1000 comes into effect. This was going to happen last year but was scrapped. Here's hoping they scrap this debacle as well.

The interesting part of the new law.

A company overseas who exports over $75000 to Australia has to register with the Australian Government to collect gst. When they sell goods to Australia under $1000 they collect gst and forward to government before goods can be released here to us. If goods over $1000 they don't collect gst, instead they send good and we pay gst to importer etc the same as we do now.

Now Ebay has to register for gst even though they are not a retailer only advertiser. Government says too bad. Ebay says in Australia we wont be able to buy through them anything outside Australia.

Once again we are being screwed.
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Old 26-01-2018, 07:21 PM
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I'd better start planning and buying soon!
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Old 26-01-2018, 10:20 PM
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That doesn't make sense. Uber doesn't have to register for GST, but eBay does. They are both middle man between the customer and the service/goods provider.

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Old 27-01-2018, 10:10 AM
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Great the gst on top of the exchange rate. If they made or had the bits for our cars here i would buy them here i would do so but they dont so i cant. I with you nev i better get that list sorted before the first of july.
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Old 27-01-2018, 12:30 PM
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I’ve been buying a bit of stuff of VPW lately, they are actually pretty competitive against overseas sources for a lot of stuff.

I’m surprised the government hasn’t slapped GST on all eBay sales since traditional auction houses seem to be subject to it. Currently only GST on seller fees.
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Old 29-01-2018, 08:47 AM
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This was always bound to happen. It's only going to get worse as we move to a global economy. If you are net importer, the old way of taxing people doesn't work. Tax the world over is going to have to radically change
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Our stupid government is at it again!

On the 1st of July the law requiring GST to be paid on goods under $1000 comes into effect.
Is this 100%? Any link info?
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:08 AM
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Yes it's true

https://www.ato.gov.au/General/New-l...mported-goods/

The biggest problem under the new law is other countries not wanting to deal with Australia because of whats required and we are a very small market worldwide.

another take on the legislation when they tried to bring in the same thing last year

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/w...usiness-2017-4

It was put on hold as being a bad idea only to be reintroduced with what appears to be no changes.
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:12 AM
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Looks like it’s aimed at the big boys and things like eBay’s global shipping program where collection will be relatively easy. Not sure how they will verify the $75K rule.
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