Changes to the Citrus and export charge

Starting 1 July 2016, the research and development (R&D) and Plant Health Australia (PHA) component of the citrus levy will increase. The overall rate increase for the citrus levy is shown in the table below:

TypeCurrent Levy Rate
(up to 30 June 2016)
New Levy Rate
(commencing 1 July 2016)
Citrus - oranges in bulk$2.75 per tonne$4.25 per tonne
Citrus - oranges not in bulk5.5 cents per box8.5 cents per box
Citrus - other citrus in bulk$2.00 per tonne$3.50 per tonne
Citrus - other citrus not in bulk4 cents per box7 cents per box

Information on Lodging your Returns

Quarterly returns

If you are a citrus levy payer/agent who submit quarterly returns, you will be required to:

  • use the current levy rate for your April to June 2016 quarterly return – due on or before 28 July 2016
  • use the new levy rate for all future returns starting with your July to September 2016 quarterly return – due on or before 28 October 2016

Annual returns (calendar year)

If you are a citrus levy payer/agent who submit annual returns, you will be required to report two separate rates in your 2016 annual return form:

  • the current levy rate will apply from 1 January to 30 June 2016
  • the new levy rate will apply from 1 July to 31 December2016

For more information please read the information on citrus levy.