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Duty is payable monthly on the sale of cattle (including ​bulls, cows, oxen, steer, heifers, bison and buffalo), sheep, goats or pigs (or their carcasses), and is charged on a per-head or carcass basis.

If you are selling livestock (or their carcasses) on your own behalf, you must pay duty via a statement directly to us. If you sell through an approved agent, they pay the duty to us and usually pass the cost on to you.

Approved agents must lodge and pay duty via a monthly return.

Before you start

You need to know the following for the month you are paying duty:

  • Type of livestock or carcasses sold,
  • Number of livestock or carcasses sold,
  • Sale price (excluding GST) for sale of cattle or pigs.

For cattle carcasses, you also need to know the number of carcasses weighing:

  • 250kg or less,
  • More than 250kg.

Calculate livestock duty

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