Australia is proposing to require gig & sharing electronic marketplaces and platforms report on their third-party Goods and Services (GST) transactions and payments. The draft legislation was passed by the House of Representatives on 18 October 2021.
Electronic Distribution Platform reporting
Reporting to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) would become mandatory for both resident and non-resident Electronic Distribution Platforms (EDP). This would cover GST, other taxes and related information. This would include background on platforms’ sellers, transactions, tax estimates, payments and bank account details.
Phased rollout 2022-23
The reporting requirements would be rolled out in two phases:
- July 2022: overnight accommodation and ride-sharing taxi services
- July 2023: All other areas of the gig & sharing economies. See definition of gig and sharing economies for tax
Exemptions from new reporting rules
There will be a number of exemptions from the reporting requirements for this new rules, including:
- EDPs providing mere advertising or listing sites
- EDPs acting as seller or provider of service
- Sales of ownership of goods and assets
- Transactions subject to withholding tax regimes
- Financial services
- Real estate sales
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