Australian GST Impost from July 1, 2018
Well guess my MassDrop days are up from July 1, 2018. Australian government in their wizdom are going to charge 10% Goods and Services Tax on all shipments into country. Today, shipments into Australia only attract GST if the dollar value is AUD $1000 or more (which means the majority if not all of my MD purchases fall into the GST free range up to now). So guess I join the ranks of Canada and EMEA where tax will be paid on purchases! I'm thinking with the exchange rate difference favouring US and this 10% GST tacked on - probably not going to be worthwhile most of the time in making a purchase on MD. Amazon.com will be out of bounds for me - I'll have to use Amazon.com.au so that 10% GST can be charged and eBay will be leveraging the 10% charge. Here's the article that alerted me to this but I sort of knew it was happening in the background - just was not sure of the date and if legislation had passed to allow it to happen.
Any other thoughts on this folks?