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GST, noun

Forms:
Also gst.
historical
Abbreviation of General Sales Tax, a tax applied at the point of sale to all items except basic foods and essential services. Also attributive.
Note:
Introduced in 1978; replaced by VAT in October, 1991.
1978 Financial Mail 7 Apr. 40The voteless blacks in the ‘white areas’ of SA will be the hardest hit by the new 4% General Sales Tax (GST) on practically all goods and services.
1992 [see general dealer sense 1].
Abbreviation of General Sales Tax, a tax applied at the point of sale to all items except basic foods and essential services. Also attributive.

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