Changes to the Dried fruits levy rate – effective 1 January 2021
From 1 January 2021, a Plant Health Australia (PHA) levy component at a rate of $1.00 per tonne will be introduced to dried vine fruits sub-variant of the dried fruits levy that is imposed on dried fruits received for processing.
Dried vine fruit producers will benefit from increased biosecurity measures to protect their industry and a more equitable funding mechanism for their biosecurity activities.
Changes to the levy rates are shown in the table below:
|Leviable dried fruits received for processing||Current levy rate
(up to 31 December 2020)
|New levy rate
(commencing 1 January 2021)
|Dried plums (prunes)||$13.00 per tonne||$13.00 per tonne|
|Dried tree fruits
(other than prunes)
|$32.00 per tonne||$32.00 per tonne|
|Dried vine fruits||$11.00 per tonne||$12.00 per tonne|
GST does not apply to Australian Government levies and charges.
Information on lodging your returns
Return for dried fruits for a levy year begins 1 October and ends 30 September the next year.
You will be required to report two (2) separate rates in your 2020-2021 return:
- use the current levy rate for all transaction from 1 October 2020 to 31 December 2020
- use the new levy rate for all transaction from 1 January 2021 to 30 September 2021
You can access information about the dried fruits levy on the department's website at:
Who can I contact if I have questions about this notice?
If you have any questions about this notice, your levies account or how to lodge your return, please contact the Levies Helpdesk via email: email@example.com or call us on 1800 020 619 and leave your contact details.