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Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) for wine wholesalers

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WET is a tricky area of taxation which usually requires assistance from an accounting advisor to set up in your MYOB software.


To learn more about WET, visit the ATO website.


This article is provided for guidance only - it might not be suitable for your business requirements. If you need clarification, check with your accounting advisor or post your question below.






WET is typically calculated as 29% of the taxable supply for a wholesale sale or 29% of the notional wholesale selling price for other dealings.


GST is typically collected on wine sales at 10% of the WET inclusive price.


Example for a wholesale sale:

Wine Supplies = $100.00

WET (29%) = $29.00

WET inclusive price = $129.00

GST 10% = $12.90

Total Price = $141.90



WET tax codes


AccountRight and AccountEdge come with a default set of tax codes, including:

  • WET (Wine Equalisation Tax) - a Sales Tax type tax code with a rate of 29%
  • WEG (GST on Wine Equalisation Tax) - a GST type tax code, with a rate of 12.9%
  • GW (Consolidated WEG & WET)


Entering an invoice with WET amount


When entering the details on an invoice, you only need to enter the consolidated tax code GW. The code will assign values to both the WET payable and GST payable accounts. Typically the Tax Inclusive option is not selected.


Here's an example:





Clicking the tax arrow along the bottom of the sale displays the Tax Information window where you can see how the tax has been calculated across the two tax codes.


If you go to the Edit menu and choose Recap Transaction, you can see the allocation of debits and credits to the various WET related ledger accounts.
Showing WET and GST on invoices
Customise your incvoice form and ensure the following fields are included in the footer of the form:
  • Tax Code
  • Tax Rate
  • Tax Total
  • Sales Value
To learn more about customising forms, press F1 while using your MYOB software to view the help.
Here's an example invoice:
Note: The WEG code shown in our example display as 12.90% as it is calculating GST on both the original sales value and the WET amount. A text field or comment can be added onto your stationery to explain the calculation of the WEG code.