Originally Posted by garrytas
Thanks for the reply
The reason i asked if any body has done this recently is because i asked the customs dept whether an australian registered and built boat left and returned with a change of owner would they be liable to pay import duty and GST they said yes
you haven't told us enough yet on ALL the facts is the boat coming back to aus by an oz owner or coming in with a non resident, has the boat been sold o'seas without aud involved and has the boat ever been assessed with gst,has gst ever been claimed on the boat,??????????????
lots of options exist where tax(gst) may not apply but you will need your accountant to work it out if your not up to it.
like others have said don't ask customs for advice get the actual facts first, tax may be payable but the amount depends on the boats value as well, so its hard to get the facts of what you have to pay unless you tell us what your circumstances are, most people only want to discuss this with their accountant, but the seller may also have to repay gst if it was also claimed