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%).

 

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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