Draft Goods and Services Tax Ruling
GSTR 2002/D8W - Withdrawal
Goods and services tax: when is a non-resident 'not in Australia when the thing supplied is done' for the purposes of item 2 of the table in subsection 38-190(1) of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999?
Please note that the PDF version is the authorised version of this draft ruling.
FOI status:may be released
Notice of Withdrawal
The issues covered by GSTR 2002/D8 are now covered in a new draft ruling GSTR 2003/D9 that explains when a non-resident or other recipient of a supply is not in Australia for the purposes of item 2, item 3 and paragraph (b) of item 4.
GSTR 2002/D8 examined when a non-resident is not in Australia when the thing supplied is done for the purposes of item 2 only. We also examine this in the new draft Ruling. However, GSTR 2003/D9 has been expanded to explain the meaning of 'not in Australia' and 'outside Australia' for the purposes of item 3 and paragraph (b) of item 4 respectively.
The tests for determining whether or not a non-resident company or individual is in Australia remain unchanged. However, we have further clarified and, where necessary amended, some elements of the explanation.
The new draft ruling notifies a change in view of the meaning of 'non-resident' for the purposes of item 2 and paragraph (b) of item 4. In GSTR 2002/D8, we expressed the view that item 2 only applied to supplies made to a non-resident company or individual. We now consider that the better view is that it can apply to other entity types such as a partnership where all the partners are non-residents.
Commissioner of Taxation
19 December 2003