Changes to the Australian Government TRS Scheme
As of 17 April 2013 changes to the requirements for making a GST claim under the Australian Government’s Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) have come into effect.
The key changes are:
1.Travellers can claim through the tourist refund scheme on purchases made up to 60 days before leaving Australia (under old regulations they had 30 days). This will apply to sales made on or after 17 April 2013.
2.Travellers can submit more than one tax invoice to make their claim, as long as each is a valid tax invoice from the one Australian Business Number retailer and the total value of goods purchased is $300 or more (including GST).
The TRS enables you to claim a refund (subject to certain conditions) of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that you pay on products purchased in Australia.
The Essentials You Need to Know:
For full details you can download a copy of the TRS brochure here
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