The Australian Tax Office publishes a detailed food list which, over 88 pages, gives their opinion on the GST status of everything from abalone to zabaglione.
Tiramisu was on the list as subject to GST. However, on 27 August the Tax Office removed tiramisu from the list.
This means from now on not all tiramisu products are subject to GST in Australia. Some are “GST free”.
This is fantastic news for tiramisu lovers and no doubt there’ll now be something resembling a gold rush on GST free tiramisu products!
Sometimes I wish we had GST exemptions for food in New Zealand, even if just to give IRD workers the chance to think about fascinating questions such as whether tiramisu is subject to GST.
Our GST system seems so mundane by comparison, but, honestly, would we really want it any other way?