Draft Goods and Services Tax Ruling
Goods and services tax: supplies made by an operator of a 'moveable home estate'
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Notice of Withdrawal
Goods and Services Tax Ruling GSTR 2013/D2 is withdrawn with effect from today.
1. The draft Ruling considered whether a moveable home estate (previously referred to as 'home parks' in Goods and Services Tax Ruling GSTR 2000/20 Goods and services tax: commercial residential premises ) is commercial residential premises and how section 9-5 and section 40-35 of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (GST Act) apply to the following transactions:
- the supply by way of lease or licence of a moveable home site to a resident,
- the supply by way of sale of a moveable home before it is placed on land and installed ready for occupation,
- the supply by way of lease or licence of both a moveable home site and a moveable home to a resident, and
- separate supplies of a moveable home site by way of lease or licence and a moveable home by way of sale to a resident.
2. The draft Ruling is being withdrawn following consideration of comments received over the course of the consultation period, which contend that moveable home estates are sufficiently similar to caravan parks for the purposes of paragraph (f) of the definition of commercial residential premises in section 195-1 of the GST Act. These comments support the alternative view set out at paragraph 72 of the draft ruling. Similarities to caravan parks include, amongst other things, the leasing of a site separately from a building and shared facilities.
3. The alternative view is considered reasonably open and accords with the longstanding GST treatment of moveable home estates. Accordingly, the Commissioner does not propose to disturb the existing GST treatment of moveable home estates.
4. Goods and Services Tax Ruling GSTR 2012/6 Goods and services tax: commercial residential premises has been updated to reflect the view that a home park is commercial residential premises in an addendum which issues today.
Commissioner of Taxation
20 December 2013
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Goods and services tax
GST caravan parks
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GST lease and real property
GST residential premises
GST sale of real property
GST sale of residential premises
ANTS(GST)A 1999 9-5
ANTS(GST)A 1999 9-30(4)
ANTS(GST)A 1999 40-35
ANTS(GST)A 1999 40-35(1)(b)
ANTS(GST)A 1999 40-65
ANTS(GST)A 1999 Div 87
ANTS(GST)A 1999 87-5
ANTS(GST)A 1999 87-10
ANTS(GST)A 1999 87-15
ANTS(GST)A 1999 87-25
ANTS(GST)A 1999 195-1
Caravan Parks Act 2012 (NT)
Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 (QLD)
Residential Parks Act 1998 (NSW)
Residential Parks Act 2007 (SA)
Residential Parks (Long Stay Tenants) Act 2006 (WA)
Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (VIC)
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(1952) 86 CLR 259
 HCA 46
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal v. Perpetual Trustees Victoria Ltd & Others
(2007) 14 BPR 26,835
 NSWCA 271
South Steyne Hotel Pty Ltd and Others v. Federal Commissioner of Taxation
(2009) 180 FCR 409
 FCAFC 155
74 ATR 41
2009 ATC 20-145
Sun River Parks Pty Ltd v. Campaspe SC (Land Valuation)
 VCAT 2390.
Sydney Markets Ltd v. Wilson
(2011) 16 BPR 30,583
 NSWCA 201
Tingari Village North Pty Ltd v. Federal Commissioner of Taxation
 AATA 233
(2010) 78 ATR 693
2010 ATC 10-131
Turner v. York Motors Pty Ltd
(1951) 85 CLR 55
 HCA 52
Vidler v. Federal Commissioner of Taxation
(2010) 183 FCR 440
 FCAFC 59
75 ATR 825
2010 ATC 20-186
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