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:
agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/levies/rates/dried-fruits

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: levies.management@awe.gov.au or call us on 1800 020 619 and leave your contact details.

Last reviewed: 10 December 2020
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