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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


Apple China hit with $10 million fine after underpaying taxes

The Californian tech giant's Chinese subsidiary was made to cough up around $80 million after underpaying its tax in 2013.

By 11 September 2015


IRS declines to rule on tax status of Yahoo spinoff

Lack of decision could hinder the spin off of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Yahoo says it's still working on a plan.

By 9 September 2015


The movers and shakers of Aussie video streaming, Panasonic's secret weapon and the 'Netflix tax' (Girt by CNET podcast 27)

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.

By 15 May 2015


Airbnb starts collecting taxes in Paris, its biggest market

After firing up tax collection in a handful of US cities, the home rental service brings the toll to France.

By 26 August 2015


Online prices set to rise as Government budgets for 'Netflix Tax'

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.

By 7 May 2015


Quickflix's surprise moves, Uber's tax dues and all the Gamescom news (Girt by CNET podcast 37)

The grandfather of Aussie streaming services makes a move into China, Uber's under fire both locally and abroad and the Gamescom conference pops out some impressive announcements.

By 7 August 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


UK slaps tax dodgers with 25 percent 'Google tax'

The UK has announced a new 25 percent tax for multinational companies that dodge taxation in the region, with big tech companies called out as major culprits.

By 4 December 2014


Amazon changes Europe tax practices amid ongoing probe

The online retail giant will cease funnelling sales through low-tax Luxembourg, a strategy seen as a tax-avoidance effort.

By 26 May 2015