GST or not to GST?

Started to have a look through Rubicon Wines (www.rubiconreservewines.com) recent specials for sauvignon blanc and my eye caught some wording on the bottom of the page “price before GST”. Hmm.

A quick check of the IRAS website which says “All prices published on a price list must be inclusive of GST” and “the following are not acceptable – prices stated are subject to GST / prices stated are exclusive of GST / prices stated are before GST “

Life’s too short to be bothered with this stuff, so I’ll wait until Rubicon get their prices GST inclusive before reviewing again, otherwise fair comparisons are just too cumbersome.

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1 Response to “GST or not to GST?”


  1. 1 CB April 26, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Fair and transparent pricing is essential to enable adequate comparisons……

    In 49 BCE, Caesar crossed the Rubicon, a small river that formed the boundary between Cisalpine Gaul and Italy. As he crossed the river into Italy, he exclaimed “iacta alea est” (the die is cast) knowing well that his action signified a declaration of war with Rome.

    Today when an action marks a situation where there is no going back, we say the Rubicon has been crossed.

    We have crossed the Rubicon……perhaps it should be “crossed off” until GST is included!


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