Ebay threatens to block Australia over proposed GST collection laws


Ebay may block Australians from buying overseas goods on its platform rather than try to collect GST on those purchases and remit it to Australia.

Vice president and managing director of A/NZ operations Jooman Park told a senate committee examining the so-called ‘Amazon tax’ that the government’s plans were “complex, inconsistent [and] unworkable”.

Yes it’s likely a hollow threat but it does highlight how difficult/ridiculous implementing what the government is proposing is going to be.

The ironic thing here is that the person making the threat would essentially be making themself redundant if implemented. Well, mostly.

Source: Ebay threatens to block Aussies from global purchases – Finance – Software – iTnews