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Salads, burgers and a cherry on top: GST food reforms canvassed at ATO

Adele Ferguson |  26 May 2019  |  Economics

The Australian Taxation Office believes the Morrison government should consider imposing the GST on a broader range of food such as pre-prepared salads and brioche hamburger buns to take into account new eating and packaging trends.

According to documents seen by The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, ATO officials argue the GST is currently applied to food confusingly and cite examples such as packaged salads, brioche buns, smoothie packs and dried fruit as being taxed differently depending how they are packaged, marketed and consumed.

 

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