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  • Working out your producer rebate

    The amount of producer rebate is 29% of the approved selling price. This is the price you received for the wine, less:

    • Australian or New Zealand taxes
    • any expenses unrelated to the production of the wine in New Zealand.

    Expenses that are unrelated to the production of the wine in New Zealand are costs that are not incurred in New Zealand, or costs incurred once wine has been produced, such as:

    • transportation
    • freight
    • insurance
    • agents' fees
    • other costs associated with importing the wine into Australia.

    The selling price of the wine can also be reduced by trade incentives you provide to customers that relate to the sale and the price of the wine. Examples of these include volume rebates, deferred credits and settlement discounts.

    2017 and earlier vintage wines

    Using wine manufactured in Australia to produce wine in New Zealand

    From 10 December 2012, if you make wine using wine from an Australian supplier, your producer rebate claim may be reduced. Your rebate amount must be reduced by any earlier producer rebate entitlement of the Australian producer of the wine. This applies to 2017 and earlier vintage wine (more than 50% of the grapes used to make the wine were crushed before 1 January 2018).

    The Australian producer (or the supplier if the producer did not supply you with the wine) can choose to notify you, in the approved form, of the amount of rebate the producer is entitled to claim.

    If you are notified that the Australian producer is not entitled to the rebate, you can claim the full amount of the rebate for your eligible dealings with wine you manufacture using their wine.

    If you do not receive notification from the Australian supplier, you must assume the full amount of the rebate has been claimed on the wine you used, in blending or further manufacture, and subtract an amount equal to that from your rebate claim.

    The amount of the reduction is 29% of the GST exclusive purchase price of the wine used in the manufacturing process.

    This does not apply to 2018 and later vintage wine because tighter eligibility rules for the producer rebate apply.

    Notifying the purchaser of your rebate entitlement

    For 2017 and earlier vintage wine, if you choose to notify the purchaser in Australia of your rebate entitlement, you must do it in the approved form.

    The notification must contain all of the following:

    • your name, address and your company number (if applicable)
    • the name and Australian business number (ABN) of the wine recipient
    • a description of the wine being supplied (including the quantity and price)
    • the date that the wine was supplied
    • sufficient information to identify the relevant tax invoice, for example the tax invoice number.

    It must also contain notification that the producer of the wine supplied is either:

    • entitled to a producer rebate for the wine (and include the amount of the rebate the producer is entitled to)
    • not entitled to claim a producer rebate for the wine.

    The notification can be provided on any document, for example, a tax invoice, email or letter.

    This does not apply to 2018 and later vintage wine because tighter eligibility rules for the producer rebate apply.

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      Last modified: 02 Jul 2019QC 18716