Australia gst settings


Australia GST settings in Dashboard

Learn how to activate low-value GST collection for your store in Dashboard.

You can allow low-value GST collection for your Australian orders by adding your Australian tax ID number in Dashboard. Not adding your GST number means Zonos will not be collecting GST from your Australian customers on their low-value orders.

This only applies to retailers who meet the criteria and are required to collect GST on low-value orders into Australia. Learn more about Australian GST and if you need to register.

The Australian tax ID number has a few different names:

  • Australian GST number
  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO) number
  • ATO reference number (ARN)

Add your Australian GST number to Dashboard

  1. To add your Australian GST number in Dashboard go to Settings -> Tax IDs.
Go to Settings then Tax IDs.
  1. Select Australia from the country dropdown.
Select Australia in the dropdown.
  1. Select Add and enter your tax ID number in the textbox labeled ARN number, or if your tax registration is not yet complete you may use a placeholder. Adding a number here is what triggers Zonos to start collecting GST from your Australian shoppers. Please remember to come back and add your real tax ID once you have it.

Enter your ATO reference

  1. Select Save and you should see your Australian GST number listed below Tax IDs.

Edit your Australian GST number in Dashboard

If you added a placeholder number and are ready to add your correct tax ID number, or if you need to edit your tax ID, you can do so in Dashboard.

  1. Go to Settings -> Tax IDs.

  2. Under Tax IDs, select edit next to your Australian GST number.

Edit your tax ID number.
  1. Enter the correct Australian GST number and hit save.

Save the edit to your tax ID

Why should I add my Australian GST number to Dashboard? 

  • To begin calculating and collecting GST on all low-value orders for Australia

    • These orders are not subject to duty.
    • You must retain the money collected in GST for these orders to remit it later to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
For high-value orders

Even if you don’t have a tax ID added, GST and duty will still be collected on orders over 1,000 AUD if your store is set to pre-collect duties and taxes. You will need to ship these orders with duties and taxes prepaid (DDP/DTP) and have the duties and taxes billed back to yourself. You will not need to remit the GST collected on these high-value orders to the Australian Taxation Office. It will be collected from the carrier during customs clearance.

Related Decoder Guides

  • UK VAT scheme - Learn about the changes in UK VAT for low-value orders and how they affect your business.
  • EU VAT scheme - Learn about the EU’s low-value VAT scheme and how it affects your business.
  • New Zealand import taxes - Learn about the recent New Zealand law and how it affects import taxes and your business.

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