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The AAT has affirmed ATO decision taxpayer entitlement to a refund of excess GST it paid

The AAT has affirmed ATO decision that a taxpayer was not entitled to a refund of excess GST it paid.

The Taxpayer sought a refund of the amounts it overpaid as GST by treating supplies of ‘cosmetic injectables’ as wholly taxable when in fact these were mixed supplies comprising:

• a GST-free supply of cosmetic injectables; and

• a taxable supply of administering the cosmetic injectables. The Taxpayer argued that:

• it did not pass on the excess amount;

• Alternatively, it is entitled to the benefit of a decision under s142-15 treating s142-10 as never having applied.

The AAT agreed with the Commissioner that the taxpayer was precluded by s142-10(1) from obtaining a refund because it passed on the excess amounts to its customers and has not reimbursed the customers for the amounts passed on.

*All references to legislation are to the ‘GST Act’ - the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999. View case: M3K Services Pty Ltd and FCT [2021] AATA 4416, 26 November 2021.


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