Shipping, trade and logistics: What you need to know about GST



Did you know the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) operates a scheme that allows importers to defer GST on imported goods? Before you get too excited The Deferred GST Scheme covers GST only. It doesn’t impact customs duty, which must still be paid at the time of importation. What this means for businesses is that rather than having to incur the … Read More

The low down on GST for small business


Last week, treasury boss Martin Parkinson reignited the GST debate by insisting that the GST must rise to 12% as a deficit decade looms for budget.  While the debate has been bubbling along since the introduction of the GST, it did remind us of the debate around GST small for business. Most start-ups wonder: to register for GST or not? … Read More