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​GST collection on online purchases largely 'voluntary'

As the Federal Government looks to introduce GST to online purchases, the Commissioner for Taxation has indicated that overseas companies only collect it on a voluntary basis.

By 16 September 2015


EzyFlix closes, Fetch TV rolls over and a GST on online purchases looms (Girt by CNET podcast 39)

We bid a fond farewell to EzyFlix, the video download service everyone had totally heard of, as well as checking on TPG sending Fetch TV to live on a farm and the 'expanded GST' set to affect online purchases.

By 28 August 2015


Official: Australia set to charge GST on all online purchases from 2017

Netflix, Amazon, Steam and Google Play are all on notice as state and federal treasurers agree to apply GST to all goods and services sold online into Australia.

By 21 August 2015


Uber takes ATO to Federal Court in battle over GST

The battle over UberX drivers paying GST for ridesharing services has ramped up as Uber takes the Australian Taxation Office to the Federal Court.

By 3 August 2015


Leaders give go ahead for GST on low-cost online purchases from overseas

Australia's State and Territory leaders have offered "in principle" support to charge GST on online purchases from overseas, meaning goods worth less than AU$1,000 could be hit with a 10 percent tax.

By 24 July 2015


Tax changes see UberX hit with GST 'red tape'

After the ATO announced GST changes for UberX drivers, the ridesharing company says it shouldn't be treated like a taxi service and subjected to the same red tape.

By 20 May 2015


Hockey confirms digital GST set for 2015 Budget

Australians are set to pay GST on digital products and services with Treasurer Joe Hockey announcing the measure for Budget Night.

By 11 May 2015


'Netflix Tax' could soon bring GST to online services and purchases

Australians could soon pay more for streaming services, app downloads and e-books as part of a tax overhaul that could see GST charged on "intangible" products, as well as online shopping.

By 10 April 2015


UberX launches in Canberra, 100 cars on the road from day one

"Canberra" and "world-leading" aren't often seen in the same sentence, but Australia's bush capital has regulated ride-sharing with the introduction of UberX, and the chief minister says other cities should follow suit.

By 30 October 2015


Blistering 4G speeds, a casual approach to tax and iOS 9 (Girt by CNET podcast 42)

Telstra and Optus upgrade their 4G to ludicrous speed, the ATO says "please" when it comes to GST from overseas companies and Apple adds a little something to the keyboard in iOS 9.

By 18 September 2015