Some buyers choose to export their purchases overseas and if you are not registered for GST in Australia then you are eligible for a refund of the GST paid on your purchase as long as you meet the requirements outlined by the Australian Taxation Office. These include but are not limited to:
- Goods must be exported within 60 days of purchase
- Goods must not be used in Australia before export
- Goods cannot be altered in anyway before export
Documents must be supplied to Pickles Auctions that have been issued by an international transport provider or an arranger of international transport services as evidence of the goods being exported, and should include:
- Information that identifies the goods
- The destination
- The date of departure from Australia
- The buyer as the shipper of the goods
Please advise us at the time of purchase that you intend to export your purchase and we will ask you to complete an Export Declaration Form. You will be required to pay the GST on the purchase price in full at the time of purchase, as the goods are not GST exempt until they have been exported. We will refund you the GST upon receipt of the above documentary evidence. Late notification of intention to export or notice that the export has occurred will result in a delay in the refund being issued.
There is an Export Administration Fee that applies which will be added to your invoice and must be paid prior to completing your purchase. If you notify us of your intention to export and then change your mind we will refund you the Export Administration Fee either in full or half depending on how far through the administration cycle it has progressed. Please see Administration Fees.