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bruc3
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Jul 16, 2018
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Theres got to be someone that has received something after 1st July 2018 that can confirm if they got hit with customs?
Anyone?
Jul 16, 2018
electronicbits
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Aug 2, 2018
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What I've heard (take it with a grain of salt) The AU government does not have the power to make all and every single international ecommerce to charge an additional 10% to customers just because. (unless you buy from Aliexpress) Once the product arrives to customs in Australia, they can't retain the product if the GST hasn't been paid. Otherwise, there will be in the order of thousands or products retained on a daily basis, there is simply not the man power or money to handle that (counter productive) The 10% GST is another of those "clever" ideas from the ATO that shows clear desperation to get even more money out from your pocket My bet goes that this "clever" idea won't work in the long term.
This alone is simple math. Makes me wonder, what kind of people are that clever (or not) to come up with such an stupid idea.
What will happen is that unless all ecommerces increase 10% their prices to AU customers, none of them will do it. No one will simply want to have its product 10% more expensive than the e-retailer one click away that decided not to increase it.
End result: nobody will do it.
Aug 2, 2018
bruc3
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Aug 4, 2018
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Thanks, yes I agree with what you said. Terrible idea in all honesty.
Aug 4, 2018
Bamwich
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Oct 15, 2018
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I think they are just trying to protect local businesses dude. Screwing the Australian economy isn't "clever" and won't work in the long term. Next time answer the direct question or don't answer at all.
Oct 15, 2018
electronicbits
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Oct 17, 2018
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Wow!
your claim goes against freedom of expression "dude"!
I offered my opinion.
I did not insult anyone, nor denied anyone from offering their opinion
If you think all governments act on the best interest of local business, that always isn't true. And that is my opinion. Like it or not.
Just doing things because it does seem "clever" now, you may realize 10 or 20 years down the track that wasn't the case. Every government has a certain period of time. So thinking about it, the current government decision now, three governments after may be paying the consequences (like for example negative gearing and the result being overly priced properties in Australia)
Competition is good for economies, and we are in a global economy. I don't believe an overly protective government of its local economy is such a good thing.
A good thing is to promote the local economy to be even more competitive with global economies, by promoting education and more innovation, and not impossing even more taxes, taxes and taxes !!!
Oct 17, 2018
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