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What is Australian GST and what do I need to do?

The GST (goods and and services tax) in Australia is changing on 1 July 2017 and will now apply on sales from foreign sellers (i.e. LoveKnitting and LoveCrochet) to Australian customers.

The GST is 10% and applies on both physical and digital products, such as downloadable patterns, similar to how the VAT works for EU customers. Since LoveKnitting and LoveCrochet are the seller to the customer, we’re also responsible for collecting the GST and pay to the authorities. As a designer selling through LoveKnitting or LoveCrochet, you do not need to register for GST.

The GST will be handled according to your settings for VAT handling. As long as you're not GST-registered you don't have to do anything, we will automatically start handling GST for the customers.

If you GST status changes, remember to update your account and let us know!

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