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Government to Refund GST on 18 Fees, Agencies to Begin Refunds in March 2024

  • In November 2023, Ministry of Finance found inconsistencies in GST application on 18 government fees
  • GST should not be charged on regulatory services
  • Agencies wrongly charged GST on fees deemed as processing fees
  • Apology issued by MOF and agencies for erroneous charging of GST
  • Refund process for affected taxpayers to begin from March 2024
  • Estimated $1.5 million per year wrongly charged GST for individuals and non-GST registered entities
  • Government to refund GST charged on fees with interest
  • Legislative amendments to be made to clarify GST treatment on government fees
  • Commitment to upholding high standards of governance and integrity by the Government


Note that this post was (partially) written with the help of AI. It is always useful to review the original source material, and where needed to obtain (local) advice from a specialist.


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