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    Is GST chargeable on raw coffee I was trying to source some and some say they include 10% tax in the price, I thought coffee beans were gst free? or am I wrong?

  • #2
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    GST does not apply to green coffee beans Sullo.

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    • #3
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      Its regarded as a fresh food, no GST is on fresh food,

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      • #4
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        Postage and packing attract GST.

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        • #5
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          so does this mean this retailer shouldnt be including gst in his price?


          Price: $AUD9.90 (including 10 % tax)

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          • #6
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            No the retailer should not charge it for the beans - only on postage.

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            • #7
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              thats how they advertise it on their webpage, good thing I have a beanbay order (two actually) on their ways

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              • #8
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                You might like to let them know Sullo - I wouldnt be surprised if they are collecting GST and passing it on to our beloved govt. in good faith.

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                • #9
                  Re: raw coffee and gst

                  Roasted coffee doesnt attract GST either. It is still considered a raw food product.

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                  • #10
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                    Maybe its like BBQ chook.
                    While its hot you pay GST but once its gone cold you dont.

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                    • #11
                      Re: raw coffee and gst

                      Close...
                      GST on wet coffee only as far as I can tell.

                      Green, roasted, ground are all GST free, its only when you wet it with water or milk (ie: Big M) that is becomes taxable. (unless you chocolate coat it)

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                      According to the ATO the following ate GST free...

                      milk, tea, coffee, fruit and vegetable juices (with 90% minimum by volume of juice)

                      Tea, coffee etc (does not include beverages marketed in a ready-to-drink form)

                      Tea (including herbal tea, fruit tea, ginseng tea and other similar beverage preparations), coffee and coffee essence, chicory and chicory essence, and malt.



                      The ATO also quote:

                      Coffee (powdered) and coffee essence
                      GST-free

                      Coffee beans, chocolate coated
                      Taxable

                      Coffee beans (including green coffee beans)
                      GST-free

                      Coffee, prepared or hot
                      Taxable



                      ...and it gets weirder the deeper you go:


                      12. A coffee mug is sold with a jar of coffee. The coffee mug is additional to the coffee and its
                      packaging. The supply is a mixed supply. The supply of the coffee mug is taxable whereas the
                      supply of the coffee and jar is GST-free. The total price must be apportioned between the GST-free
                      and taxable components to calculate the amount of GST.



                      So I assume that if you put the coffee beans into the mug and sealed it then it would be GST free again?

                      ;D

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                      • #12
                        Re: raw coffee and gst

                        thanks for the quotes Andy
                        I wonder why this dude charges for GST then? Each to their own I spose but if that vendor is giving money to ATO wouldnt that appear on their radar as an overpayment, although I cant see them wanting to give back so easily!

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Andy Freeman link=1187761285/0#10 date=1187790098
                          So I assume that if you put the coffee beans into the mug and sealed it then it would be GST free again?
                          No, no, that would be ready-to-drink form  ;D

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Dennis link=1187761285/0#7 date=1187771708
                            You might like to let them know Sullo - I wouldnt be surprised if they are collecting GST and passing it on to our beloved govt. in good faith.
                            Or they may be collecting an extra 10% from the unwitting public for their retirement fund  . Maybe Im just cynical....

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                            • #15
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                              lol thats what I was thinking but didnt want to say it !

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