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  • 4.a.18. Is the fitting of a lens supplied by an optical laboratory to an optometrist subject to GST?

    Non-interpretative – other references see:

    • GSTR 2006/9 Goods and services tax :supplies
    • GSTR 2001/8Goods and services tax: Apportioning the consideration for a supply that includes taxable and non-taxable parts

    Generally, no. On our understanding, the fitting of a lens to a frame is normally part of the Quality Assurance process relating to the supply of the lens. As the fitting of a lens to a frame is not normally separately charged for, there is no consideration for the supply, and as such, the fitting service will not be subject to GST.

    However, where there is a separate supply of a service of fitting lenses to spectacle frames, it will be subject to GST.

      Last modified: 16 Oct 2013QC 16330