Essential Report

GST on online purchases

Dec 3, 2013

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

 

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Total approve

35%

33%

43%

25%

30%

29%

34%

44%

Total disapprove

53%

58%

47%

60%

57%

52%

57%

48%

Strongly approve

11%

10%

15%

7%

10%

10%

9%

16%

Approve

24%

23%

28%

18%

20%

19%

25%

28%

Disapprove

23%

22%

23%

27%

22%

24%

23%

20%

Strongly disapprove

30%

36%

24%

33%

35%

28%

34%

28%

Don’t know

12%

9%

9%

16%

13%

18%

10%

7%

35% approve of lowering the threshold at which GST is payable for online shopping purchases and 53% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (43%) and people aged 55+ (44%). However, there was no group with higher approval than disapproval.

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