A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999

Chapter 4 - The special rules  

Part 4-2 - Special rules mainly about supplies and acquisitions  


The special rules in this Part mainly modify the operation of Part 2-2 , but they may affect other Parts of Chapter 2 in minor ways.

Division 66 - Second-hand goods  

Subdivision 66-B - Acquisitions of second-hand goods that are divided for re-supply  

66-40   Acquisitions of second-hand goods that can be used to offset GST on future re-supplies  

This Subdivision applies to an acquisition of * second-hand goods if:

(a) you acquire the goods for the purposes of sale or exchange (but not for manufacture) in the ordinary course of * business ; and

(b) either the * consideration for the acquisition was more than $300 or you choose to have this section apply to the acquisition; and

(c) the goods are of such a kind, or they are supplied to you in such a way, that it would be reasonable to expect you to divide them before supplying them in 2 or more separate supplies; and

(d) you do not subsequently make a single supply of the entirety of the goods acquired.

However, this Subdivision does not apply, and is taken never to have applied, to the acquisition if:

(a) the * consideration for the acquisition separately itemises the consideration for the different goods acquired, and your division of the goods before supplying them:

(i) corresponds to that itemisation; or

(ii) does not involve dividing the goods any further than the division indicated by that itemisation; or

(b) the supply of the goods to you was a *taxable supply, or was * GST-free ; or

(c) you * imported the goods; or

(d) the supply of the goods to you was a supply by way of hire; or

(e) you make a supply of the goods, or of part of the goods, that is not a taxable supply (other than because of section 66-45 ).

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