Burial in public cemeteries to be GST-free, says Tax Office

The Australian Taxation Office has published a draft decision that the supply of a burial right in a public cemetery is not subject to GST.

It is now seeking feedback on this draft determination (GSTD 2021/D2: Goods and services tax: is the supply of a burial right in respect of a public cemetery is subject to GST?)

Feedback can be submitted to Melissa Harrison at Melissa.Harrison@ato.gov.au by 25 June.

The ATO is also holding an online event on Wednesday, 16 June at 11.30am (Australia Eastern Time) which will outline the ATO’s view and provide stakeholders with an opportunity to ask questions about the draft determination.

Click here to register for the online event. For online event assistance, contact Alan Harrison at: alan.harrison@ato.gov.au