Goods and Services Tax Advice


Goods and services tax: Can an employer claim input tax credits for expenses incurred on behalf of a superfund?

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Notice of Withdrawal

Goods and Services Tax Advice GSTA TPP 003 is withdrawn with effect from today.

1. GSTA TPP 003 considered the circumstance where an employer pays expenses on behalf of a superannuation fund. The advice explained that an employer is not entitled to an input tax credit for expenses where the acquisition is made by the superannuation fund. This is because the expense is not a creditable acquisition for the employer as the supply is made to the superannuation fund, not the employer.

2. GSTA TPP 003 is withdrawn as the issue addressed in this advice is now dealt with in Goods and Services Tax Determination GSTD 2016/1 Goods and services tax: can an employer claim an input tax credit under Division 11 of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 for an expense paid on behalf of a superannuation fund that makes an acquisition? which issued on 27 January 2016.

Commissioner of Taxation
27 January 2016

Not previously issued as a draft


ATO references:

ISSN: 1833-0053

Related Rulings/Determinations:

TR 2006/10
MT 2005/1

Subject References:
creditable acquisition
input tax credits

Legislative References:
ANTS(GST)A99 11-15
TAA 1953 Sch 1 Div 358

GSTA TPP 003W history
  Date: Version: Change:
  14 June 2005 Original ruling  
  31 October 2012 Consolidated ruling Addendum
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