Changes to Australia’s GST Take Effect on July 1

Australia plans to introduce changes to its goods and services tax (GST) effective July 1, 2018, and the impact on low-value goods will have implications for merchants who sell goods, electronic distribution platform operators, and re-deliverers. On March 6, the U.S. Postal Service hosted a webinar featuring representatives of the Australian Taxation Office. The speakers defined terms and surveyed anticipated changes, with additional notes on preventing double taxation; registration, returns, and payments; compliance; and additional sources of information.

Further details can be found in the slides from the webinar, available at this link.

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