Australia currently implements a GST system that is similar to European VAT. All inputs can be claimed through a local return but output GST must be charged on taxable sales. The current GST rate for Australia is 10%.
Non-resident applicants for an Australian business number or (ABN) need to be filed by a local representative. All non-resident businesses registering in Australia will also need to appoint a public officer to act on their behalf. Essentia offer a full range of registration services in Australia. Essentia can also potentially recover the GST you have paid in Australia without having to pay any output tax. Please call us for a free no obligation consultation with one of our technical specialists.