Since 1st July 2017, Australian GST tax rules have Envato act as the supplier for AU GST purposes only and collect this tax on purchases made by Australian buyers.
If you are a buyer and do not reside in Australia, these changes do not apply to you.
You can read more about the changes at the Australian Taxation Office’s website. Also, in line with standard business practices, Envato is required to collect and remit GST to the Australian Tax Office, on all buyer and order handling fees charged to Australian Buyers, and author fees charged to Australian Authors.
AU GST is collected from Australian customers, on the following transaction types:
For business customers, to ensure that your Australian Business Number (ABN) is added to your invoices and adjustment notes, add the relevant ABN to the billing information form on your user profile.
The tax invoices provided may be used for the purpose of claiming input tax credits that an Australian Customer may be entitled to.
Where to find invoices?
All additional information regarding invoices can be found in the Buyer’s Guide.
Buyer view of the AU GST item purchase invoice:
AU GST Buyer fee invoice:
Who is the supplier for GST purposes?
For AU GST purposes only, Envato is shown as the supplier of record and our ABN is listed on the invoice. Australian Buyers will use Envato’s details when accounting for their AU GST.
Converting GST paid in USD to AUD
Note that the amounts shown on all invoices and adjustment notes are in US dollars. To calculate the GST paid on an invoice in Australian Dollars, use the average monthly exchange rate for the month that the invoice or adjustment note was issued.
The Reserve Bank of Australia provide only daily figures which can be used as the basis for these calculations, however, the published monthly exchange rate for a financial institution may also be used.