Essential Report

GST for online shopping

Apr 8, 2015

Q. GST is currently only payable for online shopping purchases over $1,000. Would you approve or disapprove of lowering the threshold at which GST is payable for online shopping purchases? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Dec 2013
Total approve 35% 34% 47% 29% 28% 35%
Total disapprove 45% 49% 34% 56% 51% 53%
Strongly approve 12% 13% 14% 8% 12% 11%
Approve 23% 21% 33% 21% 16% 24%
Disapprove 22% 20% 21% 30% 19% 23%
Strongly disapprove 23% 29% 13% 26% 32% 30%
Don’t know 20% 16% 20% 15% 21% 12%

35% approve of lowering the threshold at which GST is payable for online shopping purchases and 45% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (47%) and people aged 55+ (52%).

 

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