From 1 October 2018, the Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) component of the vegetables levy and charge, currently set at nil, will increase to 0.01 per cent of the amount paid at the first point of sale.
The funds raised through the EPPR levy will be used to pay industry’s share of costs to the tomato potato psyllid biosecurity response and a 12 month transition to management program.
Changes to the levy and charge rates for vegetables are shown in the table below:
|Levy component||Current rate up to |
30 September 2018
|New rate commencing |
1 October 2018
|EPPR||nil||0.010% of sale value|
|PHA||0.015% of sale value||0.015% of sale value|
|R&D||0.485% of sale value||0.485% of sale value|
|Total||0.50% of sale value||0.51% of sale value|
GST does not apply to Australian Government levies and charges.
Note: The new rate will need to be used when calculating your quarterly return for the October to December period.
If you are eligible to lodge an annual financial year return, you will need to apply the rate of:
- 0.50% of sale value for all vegetables sold from 1 July to 30 September 2018
- 0.51% of sale value for all vegetables sold from 1 October to 30 June 2019
Information on the vegetable levy and charge
You can access information on the department's website about the vegetable levy and charge.
Who can I contact if I have questions about this notice?
If you have any questions about the vegetables levy and charge, your levies account or how to lodge your return, please contact the Levies Helpdesk by calling 1800 020 619 or by sending an email to: Levies Management.