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KevYeoh
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Sep 16, 2018
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Does Massdrop cover Australian GST? I've stopped buying from Massdrop for a good long while now since no one has got any news or updates about it.
Sep 16, 2018
Will
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Chief Product Officer
Sep 17, 2018
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If GST is your import tax, import taxes are covered by the importer.
Sep 17, 2018
Azaaa
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Sep 17, 2018
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iirc we don't get hit with GST unless it's over $1000.
Sep 17, 2018
Ashw99
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Sep 17, 2018
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Unfortunately not as of a few months ago. Payed 10% on multiple ebay purchases already :/
Sep 17, 2018
PhoenIIlx
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Sep 17, 2018
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I purchased the 58X Jubaliee about 5 weeks ago and did not pay any GST, just the standard shipping and handling fee.
Sep 17, 2018
Azaaa
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Sep 18, 2018
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What state are you in? I'm in NSW and haven't had to pay any import tax on anything besides a $1250 guitar.
Sep 18, 2018
Jaggi
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Sep 18, 2018
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It's got nothing to do with which state you're in. Since 1 July this year the Australian government have been trying to get large overseas retailers, marketplaces and shipping forwarders to charge GST on purchasers under A$1000 (shipments over A$1000 are taxed at the border as they were before).
If you've bought anything under A$1000 shipped from overseas on ebay since then you will have been charged 10% GST by ebay at the time of purchase. This new system is why Amazon US stopped shipping to Australia.
Massdrop aren't doing this, and nothing has changed at the border (items under A$1000 still come in tax/duty free, whether or not the overseas retailer/shipper has charged GST on the shipment) so Massdrop items under A$1000 remain tax free imports.
Sep 18, 2018
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