Just a warning to potential buyers from Australia. I placed an order for the Helicon FB (yet to be delivered) and when I received the Invoice from “DR MyCommerce Ireland Ltd” I was charged 10% GST on the order.
- “Helicon” appears to be located in the Ukraine.
- “DR MyCommerce Ireland Ltd” appears to be located in Ireland.
- I am definitely located in Australia.
At the time I placed the order, overseas goods purchased from Australia by an Australian Resident (me), to be delivered to Australia for use in Australia (by me), do not attract an Australian GST amount of 10%
, provided the total value of the order is less than Au $1,000.
From the Australian Tax Office website at:https://www.ato.gov.au ...low-value-imported-goods/"The Federal Parliament has passed law that will extend goods and services tax (GST) to low value imports of physical goods imported by consumers from 1 July 2018."
On the DR MyCommerce Invoice (which shows my Australian Address and is billed in Au$) the Helicon FB is listed as Au $272.99, so clearly the goods are under the Au $1,000 threshold. Yet, they also added a 10% GST charge of Au $27.30.
So far, in my querying of this, DR MyCommerce Ireland Ltd have referred me to Helicon whilst Helicon have referred me to DR MyCommerce Ireland Ltd; a game of ping pong or pass the buck it seems.
It looks like I will have to lodge a claim through PayPal to resolve what appears to be fraudulent behaviour if someone in the supply chain is collecting 10% GST on behalf of the Australian Government on an order for goods which I believe should be exempt from GST.