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The battle over UberX drivers paying GST for ridesharing services has ramped up as Uber takes the Australian Taxation Office to the Federal Court.
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.
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.
Australians are set to pay GST on digital products and services with Treasurer Joe Hockey announcing the measure for Budget Night.
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.
Telstra has announced the launch of ReadyCare -- a new eHealth service that lets Australians access GP consultations and prescriptions via the phone, without visiting a doctor's surgery.
There's big rumblings across the whole video-on-demand landscape, Panasonic mixes Netflix appeal into its TV range and the Federal Budget adds GST to your online services on this week's Girt by CNET.
The 2015 Budget has arrived, bringing with it new taxes on digital downloads, tougher restrictions for international tech companies and disappointing news for telcos and ISPs.
The cost of app downloads, streaming subscriptions and eBooks from overseas could rise as the Government looks likely to include a so-called 'Netflix Tax' on intangible goods into the May budget.
Amongst talk of Double Irish Sandwiches and Bermuda tax havens, a Senate inquiry has grilled Apple, Google and Microsoft on where all their Australian profits and revenues end up.