Goods and Services Tax Ruling
GSTR 2000/3A2 - Addendum
Goods and services tax: transitional documents - entitlement to an input tax credit without a tax invoice
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Goods and Services Tax Ruling GSTR 2000/3 explains the Commissioner's determination in relation to documents (transitional documents) that issue before 1 July 2000 for taxable supplies made on or after that date and when there is an entitlement to an input tax credit without holding a tax invoice.
Amendments of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Act 1999 by the Tax Laws Amendment (Long-term Non-reviewable Contracts) Act 2005 introduced an additional circumstance in which there is an entitlement to an input tax credit without holding a tax invoice. This Addendum amends GSTR 2000/3 to reflect this change.
This Addendum applies from 22 February 2005. You can rely on the amendments to GSTR 2000/3, as amended by this Addendum, for the purposes of section 37 of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 from the date of issue of the Addendum.
GSTR 2000/3 is amended as follows:
Omit the paragraph and substitute the following paragraph:
6. Generally, you must hold a tax invoice to claim an input tax credit for a creditable acquisition in your Business Activity Statement (BAS). However, you do not need a tax invoice if:
- the value of the taxable supply is $50 or less;
- you are claiming an input tax credit for a creditable importation ;
- the GST on the taxable supply is payable by the recipient because of section 15C of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Transition) Act 1999[4A] (GST Transition Act); or
- a determination by the Commissioner under subsection 29-10(3) applies to your circumstances. 
Under the heading Legislative references add:
- ANTS(GSTT)A 1999 Pt 3 Div 2
- ANTS(GSTT)A 1999 15C
- ANTS(GSTT)A 1999 15H(3)
- TAA 37
- Tax Laws Amendment (Long-term Non-reviewable Contracts) Act 2005
Commissioner of Taxation
1 March 2006
Your GST return forms part of your Business Activity Statement.
The attribution rule in section 29-15 for input tax credits for creditable importations does not require a tax invoice.
Division 2 of Part 3 of the GST Transition Act applies to agreements spanning both 1 July 2000 and 1 July 2005. In the circumstances described in section 15C of that Act, the GST on a taxable supply made under such an agreement is payable by the recipient (to the extent the supply is made on or after a certain date occurring on or after 1 July 2005). Subsection 15H(3) of that Act provides that subsection 29-10(3) of the GST Act does not apply, so that the recipient may claim an input tax credit without holding a tax invoice.