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  1. The GST Anne Harvey – Group Tax Manager, Corporate Finance

  2. Provide an overview of GST and how it relates to fundraising and sponsorships at UNSW Understanding when to apply GST Objectives

  3. Goods and services tax (GST) is a broad based tax of 10% on most goods, services and other items sold or consumed in Australia. GST is a tax on transactions. Registration Annual turnover $75,000 or more Non Profit organisation - if annual turnover $150,000 or more Optional if below these thresholds What is GST

  4. When does GST apply When is it not applicable • GST free sales • Basic food - meat, milk, bread, fruit and vegetables • Most education, child care, health • Some exports • Input Taxed sales • Residential property • Financial transactions • Cannot claim GST credit When is it applicable • Taxable sales • price includes GST • pay GST on sales • claim GST on purchases • 1/11th of Total invoice/sale price • Taxable supply • for consideration • in course of furtherance of carrying on enterprise • connected with Australia • registered or required to be registered • not GST free or input taxed

  5. Registration

  6. How Does GST work Supplier Raises Tax Invoice UNSW Sponsor Purchaser Receives Tax Invoice Sponsor

  7. Taxable Supply and Consideration Supply Consideration Any payment or any act or forbearance, in connection with a supply of anything Any payment, or any act or forbearance, in response to or for the inducement of a supply of anything Does not matter if voluntary, or by recipient of supply Does not matter if court order/ other body Does not matter if relates to settlement proceeding before court /other body Gift to Non Profit body – not consideration • Any form of supply • Supply of goods • Supply of services • Provision of advice or information • Grant, assignment or surrender of real property • Creation, grant, transfer, assignment or surrender of any right • Financial supply • Entry into or release from an obligation to do anything, refrain from act, to tolerate act • Does not include supply of money unless consideration

  8. GST Concessions - NFP Concession Comment Made voluntarily and no material benefit No change in original character of goods All sales associated with event as IT – cannot claim GST credits for purchases, not charge GST on sales. Keep record of choice Not contravene state or territory law < 50% GST inclusive Market value or < 75% of amount paid to acquire goods 6. Exact reimbursement of expense. Obtain Tax invoice for purchase • Gift – No GST • Donated second hand goods– Sale GST free • Fundraising event – can treat as Input Taxed • Raffles and bingo tickets – GST free • Non commercial activities – payment less than set amount – GST free • Reimburse Volunteer expenses – claim GST credit

  9. Gifts What is a gift • Made voluntarily - no obligation to pay, no contractual arrangement for NFP organisation to use payment in a specific way • Arises by way of benefaction – DGR is advantaged, without detriment to recipient • No material benefit to payer – insubstantial value, cannot be put to a use, not marketable. • Badge/ plaque - not material, • Advertising banners , display of logo/ name - material What is the impact to the organisation if we charged GST erroneously? • Gift does not meet rules for Taxable Supply and consideration. • If no Tax Invoice, may not be able to claim ITC for GST • If not registered for GST, cannot claim ITC • Additional cost to them • If registered for GST, may be able to claim ITC if Tax Invoice provided

  10. Risk to UNSW if GST Not charged where Applicable If Taxable Supply UNSW still have to remit 1/11th of total amount to ATO Loss of revenue received by UNSW – only 10/11ths. Audit risk – inadequate processes and controls Penalties and Fines

  11. Sponsorship Sponsorship support provided in form of money – consideration In return UNSW provide advertising, signage, naming right, or other material benefit (something of value) – supply As UNSW registered for GST, it has to pay GST on sponsorship received If sponsor registered for GST, claim Input Tax Credit for GST with Tax Invoice Sponsorships of DGRs by commercial entities – Advertising benefit - GST

  12. Sponsorship Example GST Application/ Reasons Benefit to Sponsor ? • Right in say of recipient – GST • Sponsor retains some control - GST Privilege to Sponsor? • Right to services – GST Services of student , marketing – GST Research interest and benefit – GST Research interest and benefit - GST • Use of results - GST Marketing benefit / obligation – GST Marketing benefit – GST • Mere acknowledgement of generosity/ plaque – No GST Marketing benefit , attend function – GST Internships, attend function, membership - GST • Sponsor representation on selection panel • Student Internship may be offered • Student Internship is mandatory • Post Graduate Research student – research of interest to Sponsor • Scholar selected as area of research of interest to Sponsor • Capital Project - stipulate naming rights • Event - Public recognition / Commercial Advertising • Chair/ Fellowship • Prize/ Award

  13. Fundraising Example GST Ticket price includes GST of $100. • Funds raised $1000 Ticket price includes GST of $10 • $200 is gift – No GST Amount paid $550 • not voluntary, material benefit - not gift • GST of $550/11 = $50 • Ticket to fundraising dinner $1100 • $1100 price to attend dinner • Ticket price to dinner $110 • Additional donation of $200 • Auction • Purchase item for $550, value $300

  14. Questions Contact: Anne Harvey - Ext 51635. Email: