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GST On Gift Cards And Vouchers

Gift cards and vouchers are a common option businesses offer to add an extra revenue stream from customers. They allow you to receive money from the sale of your products before the product has been purchased. This makes them a great option for injecting more cash into the business, improving cashflow.   As more businesses are considering offering gift cards it…

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New GST Rules On Sales Of Australian Accommodation By Online Travel Agencies

The rules regarding GST for offshore accommodation sellers who sell Australian accommodation have changed. Previously, many business travellers have been caught out by overseas sellers who were unable to provide tax invoices on the sale of Australian accommodation as they were not registered for GST. These sellers were not required to be registered for GST, even…

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A Guide To GST On Digital Goods

For Australian and non-Australian businesses who sell digital goods it is important to know what your GST obligations are. As a country that spends on average $3,427 per person per year on digital goods, Australia is a lucrative market for any online business to enter. In entering the market, you will need to be aware of goods and services…

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What is the relationship between ABN and GST?

What is GST?  The Goods and Services Tax (GST), introduced on 1 July 2000, is a 10 per cent tax on the sales or supplies of most goods, services, or other items sold or consumed in Australia. In the GST system, GST is paid at each step in the supply chain. GST-registered individuals or organisations must include GST in the price of…

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A Guide To Non-Taxable And GST Free Supplies

When you sell products or services it is important to know which products or services are GST free and which are not. Generally, there are three types of GST exemptions. These include, supplies outside the GST system, GST-free supplies, and input taxed supplies. To help you know whether your products fall into any of these…

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GST On Imports And Exports

For international businesses, it is important to know what your GST obligations are when importing and/or selling goods and services in Australia. There are many errors international small and medium businesses make that can land them in hot water with the ATO. To avoid this and to ensure that your business has a successful time…

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GST And Food, When Is It Taxable?

Not all food sales need to include GST. For business owners knowing whether they need to charge GST in a sale is paramount. As there are many goods and services which are GST free, you will need to ensure that you know which goods you are obligated to charge GST on or not in order…

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The Relationship Between GST and Ridesharing (Uber)

Did you know that as an Uber, Didi, Ola or other ridesharing service driver you must be registered for GST? This means that you will have many extra tax obligations beyond your standard income tax return. Ridesharing can be great for making extra cash, but it is important that all drivers are aware of what…

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When You Should Charge GST (And When You Shouldn’t)

For most businesses based or operating in Australia they will have to charge GST. However, some businesses may sell goods or services that are exempt from GST. Some non-profit organisations may also be entitled to concessions on some transactions with GST. Will I need to register for GST if my goods or services are exempt? If…

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