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  • 1.a.2. What is the GST status of reports prepared by medical practitioners for their patients to be used by their patients for gaining vocational qualifications?

    For source of ATO view, refer to:

    • issue 1.a of this issues register
    • part 3 of GSTR 2006/9Goods and services tax: supplies.

    A service for which a Medicare benefit is payable, is GST-free under the first limb.

    However if no Medicare benefit is payable, a medical examination for the purposes of preparing a report and the actual preparation of the report for the gaining of vocational qualifications will not be ‘appropriate treatment’ under the second limb. Such supplies are not GST-free under the second limb because they are not undertaken predominantly for the purpose of preserving, restoring or improving the physical or psychological wellbeing of the patient and are completed for furnishing to a third party.

      Last modified: 16 Oct 2013QC 16330