Most Australian expenses contain GST (Goods and services tax). GST is known as VAT (Value Added Tax) in other parts of the world.
The GST rate in Australia is 10%. It is already included in the goods or services that you pay for
Foreign organisations that visit or transact with Australia will have Australian expenses. These expenses may include items such as:
Domestic flights within Australia
Purchase of goods
Australian tax rules allow for foreign entities (governments agencies, sporting bodies, businesses, etc) to claim back the Australian GST that they have already paid for.
The practise (whereby foreign organisation can claim back GST/VAT contained in their official expenses) is common to most of the countries that have the GST/VAT system.
Contact us for your obligation-free consultation to start claiming your Australian GST refunds today. We would love to help your organisation.