7.1 Tax concessions

Under the Indirect Tax Concession Scheme (ITCS – see chapter 6.2), the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) may refund some taxes on goods and services, including motor vehicles, purchased in Australia by diplomatic missions, consular posts and their privileged staff.

Taxes on motor vehicles are:

Refunds must be claimed from the ATO.

Whether or not a mission, post or privileged individual is eligible for a refund of GST and LCT will depend on the terms of the applicable ITCS package. Protocol Branch can also provide advice on eligibility.

Last Updated: 8 November 2017