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London, England
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Is there a set rate of Sales Tax in Sydney?

If so, is it included in the price quoted for goods and services, as VAT is in the UK?

Or is it added at the till, as it is in the US?

Is there a departure tax payable at the airport, that is not likely to be included in the price of ticket?



Arlington, Virginia
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1. Re: Taxes

The GST in Australia is 10% and is included in the quoted price (like the VAT). There is not a departure tax payable at the airport.

Brisbane, Australia
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2. Re: Taxes

also keep your dockets as there is a gst claim back scheme for overseas travellers.

Sunny Queensland...
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3. Re: Taxes

There is a departure tax but we are smart here and it is included in the price of your ticket so you will be unaware of being ripped off.

As advised before make sure you keep you dockets and ask about the GST refund when you arrive.