The goods and services tax (GST)

Vol: 
2/2016
Author name: 
Stewart, M
Varela, P
Year: 
2016
Month: 
January
Abstract: 

The Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a tax levied on the supply of goods and services in Australia. The GST is charged at a rate of 10 per cent of the final price of goods and services. In the fiscal year ended 30 June 2014, the GST raised $51.4 billion. This is about 3.3 per cent of GDP or 12.5 per cent of total tax revenue collected in Australia. The following chart shows the relative importance of the GST in Australia’s tax mix.

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