GST thresholds and online purchases (FOI)
GST thresholds and online purchases (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 23 February 2017.
Can you tell me the total value and quantity of retail products bought online and imported into Jersey during 2016 that were below the GST threshold and the total value and quantity that were above the GST threshold?
This data, as requested, is not available. Daily there are approximately 5000 freight consignments and 10,000 letter packets and parcels. It is not possible to tell if the goods contained therein have been ordered online or otherwise. Records of the value or quantity of those consignments under £240 are not held.
The vast majority of consignments over £240 are delivered directly to approved traders and the GST is collected at the (on-island) point-of-sale by the Taxes Office.
The Taxes Office do not hold GST information as requested.
GST revenue is published annually in the States of Jersey Financial Report and Accounts on www.gov.je. A link to the 2015 report, published in 2016, is given below. See section 9.5
States of Jersey Financial Report and Accounts 2015