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

Chapter 4 - The special rules  

Part 4-1 - Special rules mainly about particular ways entities are organised  


The special rules in this Part mainly modify the operation of Part 2-2 so far as that Part deals with liability for GST and entitlement to input tax credits, but the special rules also affect other aspects of Part 2-2 and the other Parts of Chapter 2 .

Division 54 - GST branches  

Subdivision 54-A - Registration of GST branches  

54-5   Registration of GST branches  

The Commissioner must * register a branch of a * registered entity if:

(a) the registered entity applies, in the * approved form , for registration of the branch; and

(b) the Commissioner is satisfied that the branch maintains an independent system of accounting, and can be separately identified by reference to:

(i) the nature of the activities carried on through the branch; or

(ii) the location of the branch; and

(c) the Commissioner is satisfied that the registered entity is * carrying on an * enterprise through the branch, or intends to carry on an enterprise through the branch, from a particular date specified in the application.

A branch that is so registered is a GST branch .

A branch of a * registered entity can be registered as a * GST branch without all or any of the other branches of the entity being so registered.

However, a branch of a * registered entity cannot be registered as a * GST branch if the registered entity is a * member of a * GST group .


Refusing an application for registration under this section is a reviewable GST decision (see Subdivision 110-F in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 ).


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