• GST on intangibles commencing July 2017

    A new law applying GST to international sales of services and digital products will apply in Australia from 1 July 2017.

    The changes will relate to a broad range of products, including streaming or downloading of movies, music, apps, games and e-books, as well as services such as architectural or legal services.

    If you sell digital products or services to Australian consumers, and you meet the registration turnover threshold of over A$75,000 in sales, you will be required to register for, report and pay GST on sales made from 1 July 2017.

    Further information can be found on New Australian law applying GST to imported digital products and services, and guidance products will be provided closer to the commencement date. Alternatively, questions can be sent to AustraliaGST@ato.gov.au.

      Last modified: 10 Jun 2016QC 49336