GST is a system of taxes that is administered by the Australian Government and covers goods and services, including agricultural and agricultural products, telecommunications services and tourism.
GST is paid by consumers and businesses in Australia.
Under the GST system, goods and/or services are taxed at the rate of 1.5 per cent of the value of the goods or services, whichever is lower.
The rate of GST is the same regardless of the source of the product or service.
The GST rate is also the same in all states, territories and overseas territories, except in the Northern Territory.
In addition, GST is collected in the Territory and the Commonwealth and is included in the gross revenue of each state and territory.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provides an online calculator to help you determine how much GST you would have to pay if you purchased goods or used services from the ABC, AAP, the Government of Queensland or a state, territory or overseas territory.
For further information, go to the GST calculator.
A comparison of the GST and duties for the items listed below is provided below.
For more information about GST, see the GST FAQ.
Goods and services taxable Goods and/s services GST duty Goods and Services taxable Goods & services GST Duty Product/s supplies and/ or services from: 1.6% of the retail price of: a. goods, or services not listed on the GST/HST, including services not subject to GST (other than telecommunications services); b. telecommunications services; c. entertainment services; d. transport, repair and storage services; e. computer software; f. software; g. software and hardware; h. supplies and services for: 1) printing, mailing, postage, storage, repair, transport, etc.; 2) repairs, maintenance and maintenance of motor vehicles; 3) services related to a dwelling; and 4) services to repair or modify an item or device.
GST tax Goods and service tax Goods & service tax GST Duty 1.4% of retail price (including GST) on: a) motor vehicles, other than: a car, motorcycle, quadricycle, boat, sailboat, motorised snowmobile, rollerblade or snowmobile; b) vehicles of any description and the equivalent; or c) supplies of fuel and/ and services related thereto; b. supplies of gasoline and/o services to: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z and zn; b services related thereto, e. motor vehicle accessories and accessories; and c. motor vehicles and accessories.
of retail value (including the GST) of: e. goods or service not listed in the GST GST/ HST; and f. services not provided in accordance with a requirement of a public authority or body.
Goods & Service Tax (GST) 1.8% of gross price (excluding GST) in relation to: i. supplies to a person who is not a resident of Australia; or ii. supplies in excess of 1% of that amount to a non-resident person.
For details of the exemptions, exemptions for imports, non-residents and non-Australian residents, the GST rate, and the exemptions for certain foreign countries, see GST FAQs.
Services exempt Goods & Services exempt Services exempt 1.3% of total value of supplies to: (a) a person living in Australia; and (b) an overseas person who has resident status in Australia and is not ordinarily resident in Australia or an overseas resident who is a resident or permanent resident of the Territory.
For GST purposes, the amount of GST exempt services must be determined by reference to the amount in respect of which the service is exempt.
For example, if you purchase a service from a company that is exempt from GST, the service must be considered to be exempt.
2% of taxable value of services exempt 1% or less of the total of the following: (i) goods and other personal services (excluding the GST), that are provided to a corporation or organisation; (ii) supplies to and in connection with: a company; b a body corporate; c a partnership or association; d a trust; e a limited company or partnership; or f a corporation established in Australia but not resident there.
Goods exempted Goods exempted 2% or more of the gross price of services that are exempt from the GST.
For the purposes of GST, this means the amount by which the GST is reduced by the amount exempted.
For some services exempt from tax, you may be able to deduct an amount that exceeds the GST amount in question.
For other services, you must pay the GST to the Commonwealth or a local government or local authority.
If you are an individual who is exempt under the GST, you can deduct