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#1 2015-09-27 03:12:40

Pendragon
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Do we pay GST to post office on import of Sovereign coins below A$1000

Has any one imported Sovereigns and can share experience with us.  Do we pay GST or any other tax  if total value of import is below AUD 1000?

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#2 2015-09-27 03:47:51

wrcmad
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Re: Do we pay GST to post office on import of Sovereign coins below A$1000

Pendragon wrote:

Do we pay GST or any other tax  if total value of import is below AUD 1000?

Fcuk NO! lol
I've imported coins worth way over the $1000, and never paid a cent.


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#3 2016-02-25 09:55:37

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Re: Do we pay GST to post office on import of Sovereign coins below A$1000

BulkCoins15 wrote:

I'm heading over to Suva Fiji soon.

Was thinking of buying gold coins there ( if good prices ).

Is there a limit on the value of gold you are physically carrying with you ( returning to Australia ) ?

No limit, but you need to declare to customs if carrying a value of over A$10,000.  Good idea to carry invoice with you just in case you are asked to prove ownership by customs.

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#4 2016-02-25 10:03:17

DanielM
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Re: Do we pay GST to post office on import of Sovereign coins below A$1000

wrcmad wrote:
Pendragon wrote:

Do we pay GST or any other tax  if total value of import is below AUD 1000?

Fcuk NO! lol
I've imported coins worth way over the $1000, and never paid a cent.

Know what you're talking about first. He asked about Sovs, they aren't GST exempt


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#5 2016-02-26 16:19:16

HudsonDesign
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Re: Do we pay GST to post office on import of Sovereign coins below A$1000

DanielM wrote:
wrcmad wrote:
Pendragon wrote:

Do we pay GST or any other tax  if total value of import is below AUD 1000?

Fcuk NO! lol
I've imported coins worth way over the $1000, and never paid a cent.

Know what you're talking about first. He asked about Sovs, they aren't GST exempt

"Know what you're talking about first."

Really?  If your going to be aggressive might be worth being correct first.


You don't pay GST on any purchases from overseas that are under $1000 currently.  Yes the idiots at the helm bowed to the pressure Gerry Harvey was putting on them to end it and plan to do so in July 2017.  But until then, no GST on overseas purchases under $1000.

I will actually be surprised if they manage to do it anyway.  Its going to cost a fortune and solve nothing.  I'm one of the rare people who actually reads books still.  and even if you added 10% to every purchase buying books from the UK is still half the price as here much of the time.  So it wont save retailers, and it wont make enough to pay for itself most likely either.

That aside.  For the foreseeable future, overseas purchases under $1000 are not liable for GST.  Many people potentially buying something worth more than $1000 but being sent the item in the post as a "gift" are also not paying GST really either.

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#6 2016-02-26 16:32:53

DanielM
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Re: Do we pay GST to post office on import of Sovereign coins below A$1000

HudsonDesign wrote:
DanielM wrote:
wrcmad wrote:

Fcuk NO! lol
I've imported coins worth way over the $1000, and never paid a cent.

Know what you're talking about first. He asked about Sovs, they aren't GST exempt

"Know what you're talking about first."

Really?  If your going to be aggressive might be worth being correct first.


You don't pay GST on any purchases from overseas that are under $1000 currently.  Yes the idiots at the helm bowed to the pressure Gerry Harvey was putting on them to end it and plan to do so in July 2017.  But until then, no GST on overseas purchases under $1000.

I will actually be surprised if they manage to do it anyway.  Its going to cost a fortune and solve nothing.  I'm one of the rare people who actually reads books still.  and even if you added 10% to every purchase buying books from the UK is still half the price as here much of the time.  So it wont save retailers, and it wont make enough to pay for itself most likely either.

That aside.  For the foreseeable future, overseas purchases under $1000 are not liable for GST.  Many people potentially buying something worth more than $1000 but being sent the item in the post as a "gift" are also not paying GST really either.

A) I wasn't aggressive.
B) where was I incorrect. I know the OP said it was under the $1k threshold. But WRCMAD was boasting he's imported coins worth WAY over $1000. Yes it's fine order $5000 worth of investment grade bullion and pay no GST but order $5000 worth of sovs and you're up for the GST


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#7 2016-07-04 09:49:31

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Re: Do we pay GST to post office on import of Sovereign coins below A$1000

Hi guys, just to be clear, does one have to pay GST if ordering a single Sovereign coin from overseas?  The value is obviously less than AUD 1000, but the gold content is less than 99.5% which is why I am asking for a clarification.  Thanks!

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#8 2016-07-04 19:37:29

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Re: Do we pay GST to post office on import of Sovereign coins below A$1000

westminstrel wrote:

Hi guys, just to be clear, does one have to pay GST if ordering a single Sovereign coin from overseas?  The value is obviously less than AUD 1000, but the gold content is less than 99.5% which is why I am asking for a clarification.  Thanks!

A single sov is priced less than the $1000 limit so it should be fine to post from overseas. This may change sometime in 2017 when the GST regulations change (if it is from a large seller), but for now it should be all good.


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#9 2016-07-04 20:16:07

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Re: Do we pay GST to post office on import of Sovereign coins below A$1000

Thanks very much for clarifying, silverpete.

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