THE NEWS WRAP: GST review calls for halving of overseas purchases threshold

12:27AM | Monday, 3 December 2012 |  The government should halve the $1,000 GST-free threshold for goods bought online, levy GST on packages sent from overseas and redesign its mining tax, according to a long-awaited tax review.

THE NEWS WRAP: GST food exemption has proven costly: Former PM Howard

11:06AM | Friday, 16 November 2012 |  The decision to exempt food from GST has cost the Federal Government billions of dollars since 2000, according to former prime minister John Howard.

Retailers ignore executives' calls to abandon GST fight

11:53PM | Thursday, 1 November 2012 |  Retailers are not willing to give up the fight on import GST, but some executives think it is a distraction from the real issues.

I doubt that my turnover will initially be more than $75,000. Should I register for GST?

10:39AM | Wednesday, 20 October 2010 |  If you do not exceed the thresholds, you can voluntarily register for GST provided that the consultancy is a bona fide commercial operation.

Five ways the GST threshold report recommends changing the postal sector

9:51PM | Monday, 10 September 2012 |  The postal sector could be revamped if recommendations for a new report are acted upon by the government.

Retailers call for government to act on parcel-processing findings

9:52PM | Friday, 7 September 2012 |  A major retail body is calling for action based on the findings of a report into parcel processing procedures, but the Federal Government and the Coalition continue to distance themselves from the issue.

Retail group outlines agenda for first Retail Council meeting

7:01PM | Monday, 16 July 2012 |  The GST threshold and parcel processing flaws are among the issues the Australian Retailers Association will discuss at the first meeting of the Retail Council of Australia later this week.

Can I claim the GST back without registering for a BAS?

6:36PM | Monday, 18 June 2012 |  The threshold for GST registration is $75,000. If your business earns less than this threshold, there are some critical things you must be aware of.

GST plan a small victory for retailers amid gloomy forecast

4:21PM | Tuesday, 24 April 2012 |  Online customers of overseas retailers would have to pay GST under preliminary options handed to the Federal Government today, while new research suggests Australian retailers’ woes are far from over.

THE NEWS WRAP: Mining investment grows while consumer spending remains flat

4:05AM | Tuesday, 24 April 2012 |  The gap in Australia’s business haves and have nots will increase as mining investment grows and consumer spending remains flat, according to a new report.