GST For Taxi Drivers

For GST purposes, the word taxi means a car (vehicle) made offered for public hire that is used to transport passengers for fares.

State and territory laws adaptable transportation of passengers contain exact definitions of the term taxi. It is possible for a vehicle to be a taxi for GST purposes, but not for state and territory regulatory purposes.

This information clarifies how the tax laws ATO control apply to ride-sourcing.

ATO express no view concerning whether ride-sourcing vehicles are taxis within the state and territory specific definitions, or on the authority of ride-sourcing arrangements.

Ride-sourcing is an ongoing arrangement where:

  • you (a driver) make a car available for public hire
  • a passenger uses, for example, a website or smart phone app provided by a third party (facilitator) to request a ride
  • you use the car to transport the passenger for payment (a fare) with a view to profit.

Ride-sourcing arrangements can be enabled by a skill platform maintained by a third-party facilitator. Typically, a website or mobile device purpose is used to make easy a transaction between a driver and a passenger.

This may not be applicable if:

  • non-commercial car-pooling arrangements where passengers contribute petrol money or other planning where there is no view to profit
  • car sharing arrangements where multiple users have way in to a car which they use to drive themselves from one location to another
  • arrangements that use vehicles other than cars, for example motorized tricycles
  • arrangements where a car is used only to transfer passengers for a particular purpose, for example a wedding or a funeral procession, and which is not made available more generally to ship members of the public from one place to another.

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Goods and Services Tax (GST)

GST is a broad-based tax of 10% on the majority goods, services and other items sold or consumed in Australia.

Generally, businesses and other organizations registered for GST will:

  • include GST in the cost they charge for their goods and services
  • claim credits for the GST included in the price of goods and services they buy for their business.

What you need to do for GST

If you run a business or other enterprise and have a GST turnover of $75,000 or more ($150,000 or more for non-profit organizations) or you provide taxi travel – you need to:

  • register for GST
  • work out whether your sales are taxable (that is, subject to GST, and not exempted because they are GST-free or input-taxed) and include GST in the price of your taxable sales
  • issue tax invoices for your taxable sales and obtain tax invoices for your business purchases
  • claim GST credits for GST included in the price of your business purchases
  • account for GST on either a cash or non-cash basis and put aside the GST you have collect so you can pay it to us when due
  • lodge activity statements or annual returns to account your sales and purchases, and pay GST to us or accept a GST refund.

You must register for GST if:

  • your business or enterprise has a GST turnover (gross income minus GST) of $75 000 or more
  • your non-profit organization has a GST turnover of $150 000 per year or more
  • you provide taxi or limousine travel for passengers in exchange for a fare as part of your business, regardless of your GST turnover – this applies to both landlord drivers and if you lease or rent a taxi
  • you want to maintain fuel tax credits for your business or enterprise.

If your business or enterprise doesn’t fit into one of the above categories, registering for GST is possible However, if you choose to register, you usually must stay registered for at least 12 months.

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GST – Applying to Digital Products and Other Services Imported by Consumers

The government announced the application of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be extended to cross-border supplies of digital products and other services imported by Australian consumers. This includes digital products such as streaming or downloading of movies, music, apps, games, e-books as well as services such as architectural or legal services.

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GST Installments

If you elect to pay GST by installments, you pay a quarterly GST installment that ATO will work out for you and you report your genuine GST information yearly on an annual GST return.

ATO will work out the installment amount to pay based on:

  • the net GST amounts you most recently reported, generally for the past income year, depending on how long you have been registered for GST
  • a gross domestic product (GDP) adjustment.

If you think that using this amount will mean you pay more or less than the GST liability you expect for the year, you can vary it. However, penalties may apply if the total amount you paid for the year is less than you should have paid.

If you pay the installment amounts we set for you and your GST liability for the year turns out to be more than what you have paid, ATO  will  not  punish you.

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