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TRS scheme broadened

The scope of the Australian Government Tourist Refund Scheme for GST has been slightly expanded, with a doubling of the period in which people travelling overseas can claim a refund, and more liberal invoicing rules.

trslogo1Travellers can now claim on purchases made up to 60 days before leaving Australia, rather than 30 days.

In addition, they can claim on several tax invoices from the same store, rather than one as was the previous rule.

The refund only applies to goods carried as hand luggage or worn when the traveller leaves the country. The revised scheme is already in effect (from April 14) and is open to all overseas visitors and Australian residents, except operating air and sea crew.

There are a range of rules and regulations which can be found by clicking here.

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