Retailers applaud government push for GST on overseas sales

Discussion in 'Computing' started by SolomonW, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. SolomonW

    SolomonW Guest

    The federal government is considering a review of the tax-free threshold
    for online sales that could see goods and services tax (GST) applied to
    more web purchases.

    The assistant treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, told 2GB radio that reviewing the
    $1,000 tax-free threshold that applies to online retailers was something
    the government was examining.



    http://www.theguardian.com/australi...nline-sales-under-review-says-josh-frydenberg
     
    SolomonW, Dec 26, 2014
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  2. SolomonW

    Andy Guest

    "SolomonW" wrote in message

    The federal government is considering a review of the tax-free threshold
    for online sales that could see goods and services tax (GST) applied to
    more web purchases.

    The assistant treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, told 2GB radio that reviewing the
    $1,000 tax-free threshold that applies to online retailers was something
    the government was examining.



    http://www.theguardian.com/australi...nline-sales-under-review-says-josh-frydenberg
     
    Andy, Dec 26, 2014
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  3. SolomonW

    bruce56 Guest

    On Friday, December 26, 2014 12:49:22 PM UTC+8, SolomonW wrote:

    How low can they go, before it is too costly to collect?
    I expect they might lower it to $700.
     
    bruce56, Dec 27, 2014
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  4. SolomonW

    pedro Guest

    When Hardly Normal were whinging about this a year ago, there was an
    editorila comment that the $1000 figure had been chosen as being
    around the threshold for tax collected = costs of collection. Can't
    see that balance having changed much.

    And yes, local retailers will still lose sales to overseas suppliers.
    Take books, offshore (UK or US) prices are way below ours. Pick
    anything off/for say a Jap motorbike, and typically the ex-USA cost
    (including shipping) is about half the AU cost, even large items like
    wheels or tyres. Adding 10% tax to that is going to change nothing.

    The problem in Oz retail is pretty obvious - look at the food chain
    and the markup percentage each supply step contributes, and it's plain
    to see why Oz retail prices are such a joke. All net buying has done
    is expose this.
     
    pedro, Dec 27, 2014
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  5. SolomonW

    SG1 Guest

    Needed a part for a 1991 Toyota. Genuine price $1600. Oz ebay price $250.
    From USA including freight $78. Part fitted and is working as it should.
     
    SG1, Dec 27, 2014
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  6. SolomonW

    Petzl Guest

    "Our" Murdoch government is running up massive debt they have to blame
    something
    Labors gone, not that it's any good to bring them back without Rudd
    --
    Petzl
    Q: What has Tony Abbott promised Murdoch?
    A: A broadband network that will be so slow as to offer no competition to his pay TV interests.
    Mwah ha ha ha !!! Murdochs evil plan is working'
    Murdoch used his evil power to get Abbott elected.
    Then Murdoch set in motion the destruction of the NBN.
    Now all Murdoch has to do is get his Minions to convince Australia that the ABC must go.
    Nothing must stand in the way of Foxtel and Newscorp.
    Australia will soon be Murdochs!
     
    Petzl, Dec 27, 2014
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  7. SolomonW

    Rod Speed Guest

    That's never going to happen with the cheapest stuff from China.
    Bet they don't.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 27, 2014
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  8. SolomonW

    Rod Speed Guest

    I don't believe that it actually costs $100 to collect.
    Yeah, I just bought both new windscreen wipers and replacement
    blades for half the cost from Britain as you can get here, and that's
    the total cost, not just the sticker price.

    Not possible with a bottle jack or a trolley jack tho.
    True.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 27, 2014
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  9. SolomonW

    Rod Speed Guest

    Yeah, fucking bizarre.

    Didn't get that with a windscreen tho.

    Or with a bottle jack or a trolley jack either.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 27, 2014
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  10. SolomonW

    Rod Speed Guest

    Just another of your pathetic little drug crazed fantasys, Goebbels.
    Because the rest of the fuckwit clowns won't let them do what they want to
    do.
    Nope, where the blame lies is obvious.
    But the fat toad Palmer isnt.
    He's never going to come back, you watch.

    You're stuck with the assassin until the next election.

    That fuckwit Robertson has pulled his own plug.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 27, 2014
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  11. SolomonW

    Petzl Guest

    What Murdoch's party stated the would do is nothing like what they
    want to do!
    Yep Murdoch government
    Hockey tries to blame price of iron ore going down
    WHICH IS BULLSHIT
    Facts are the Australian dollars gone down and Iron ore exports are
    three times what they were under Labor, Iron ore prices under Labor
    went as low as US$50 a tonne
    I put him in my top 10, but think he is slippery but better than "our"
    run Murdoch government
    Yes unlikely Rudd will get back to run the Labor party. He made the
    mistake of trying to return Christian values into the Labor party, The
    crime gang running it had massive brain farts in try to get rid of
    him.
    The only thing pushing Labor up is the obviously crooked and
    incompetent Murdoch run government.

    No good will come replacing one set of crooks with the last set of
    crooks, which is what our duopolies are
    --
    Petzl
    A two-party system gives the voter only one more choice than North Korea.

    In a democracy of course you always get a choice
    Do you want to be governed by the red or by the blue?
    it's entirely up to you!
    Do you want to be patronized or condescended to, by liars or by crooks? You get to choose.
    Would you prefer your fundamental values to be insulted or ignored by con-men or by charlatans?
    In short do you want your influence to be zero or nil
    and when would you like to be listened to, never or not at all, it's your choice
    Do you want, some more choices.
    take-it-or-leave-it
    Now there's a real choice I'd be happy with any kind of representation wouldn't you
    I would like to see a new government and part of me doesn't give a
    damn who's in it as long as it doesn't include anybody from the Labor, Liberal or
    Green party organizations that show themselves to be without shame or principle

    All spineless and authoritarian both cowardly and war mongering at the same time
    we have proportional voting in Australia USE IT

    Put Labor, Liberal and Green party last on your Ballot choose your
    independant or small parties first then donkey vote down to those last
    on your ballot. Stops the majors getting OVER $2.50 a 1st preferance vote
     
    Petzl, Dec 28, 2014
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  12. SolomonW

    Rod Speed Guest

    No one who matters reads his shit rags, that's why they are going broke.
    Just another of your pathetic little drug crazed fantasys, Goebbels.
    Just another of your pathetic little drug crazed fantasys, Goebbels.
    Just another of your pathetic little drug crazed fantasys, Goebbels.
    Just another of your pathetic little drug crazed fantasys, Goebbels.
    Your lies certainly are that.
    Because the price of iron ore has dropped dramatically.
    Pity about the price they can get for them.
    But then went much higher than that.
    More fool you.
    Just another of your pathetic little drug crazed fantasys, Goebbels.
    Completely and utterly impossible in fact.

    They wont be that stupid three times in a row and were
    only actually stupid enough to have him the second time
    when it was obviously that they were going to be utterly
    decimated at the election and had no time to do anything
    except have the dud bad to minimise the utter decimation.
    That was always completely irrelevant and
    he didn't try to do anything like that anyway.
    There never was anything like that federally.
    Bullshit, he got rid of himself.
    Nothing is doing anything like that.
    Just another of your pathetic little drug crazed fantasys, Goebbels.
    Just another of your pathetic little drug crazed fantasys, Goebbels.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 28, 2014
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  13. SolomonW

    SolomonW Guest

    You could make it zero, demand large Internet sites like Amazon, eBay and
    also some carriers like Australia Post and TNT who bring the items to
    collect in collectn it. The goverment could do spot checks to make sure
    that they do collect it. The carriers would love it as they could charge
    $50 for doing the paperwork. I already had one carrier demand that off me
    for books where the order was $200. I refused to pay that fee so they sent
    the goods back.

    The government could claim AS WELL it stopped terrorist and illegal drugs.
     
    SolomonW, Dec 28, 2014
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  14. What the Lieberals don't realise here (especially during their
    LNP-voter-pandering given that statement was on 2GB) is that by altering any
    thresholds or conditions would directly break the free trade agreements
    Australia has with a number of other countries.

    Obviously they've proven that they don't give a **** about how far they
    screw the country up, but their mining and other benefactors would have
    stern words to say (to say the least) if their exports were suddenly taxed
    out of competitiveness in other countries, in retaliation for Australia
    screwing around with the agreements.
    Yeah, right, because terrorist devices and drugs are always marked clearly
    on the customs declaration with their full value?
     
    Bob Milutinovic, Dec 28, 2014
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  15. SolomonW

    Rod Speed Guest

    Like hell it would.
    Taint gunna happen, you watch.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 28, 2014
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  16. SolomonW

    Petzl Guest

    Murdoch media is heavily funded by Tax payer subsidies
    http://sierrafoothillsreport.com/2011/02/14/how-taxpayers-have-subsidized-murdoch-and-fox-news/
    --
    Petzl
    Q: What has Tony Abbott promised Murdoch?
    A: A broadband network that will be so slow as to offer no competition to his pay TV interests.
    Mwah ha ha ha !!! Murdochs evil plan is working'
    Murdoch used his evil power to get Abbott elected.
    Then Murdoch set in motion the destruction of the NBN.
    Now all Murdoch has to do is get his Minions to convince Australia that the ABC must go.
    Nothing must stand in the way of Foxtel and Newscorp.
    Australia will soon be Murdochs!
     
    Petzl, Dec 29, 2014
    #16
  17. SolomonW

    Rod Speed Guest

    Rod Speed, Dec 29, 2014
    #17
  18. SolomonW

    Petzl Guest

    You and ALL of Australia pay for Murdoch media even if they don't read
    or see it!
    As for Obama
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...hoax-ever-perpetrated-on-the-american-people/
    Clint Eastwood: ‘Obama Is the Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated on the
    American People’
    --
    Petzl
    A two-party system gives the voter only one more choice than North Korea.

    In a democracy of course you always get a choice
    Do you want to be governed by the red or by the blue?
    it's entirely up to you!
    Do you want to be patronized or condescended to, by liars or by crooks? You get to choose.
    Would you prefer your fundamental values to be insulted or ignored by con-men or by charlatans?
    In short do you want your influence to be zero or nil
    and when would you like to be listened to, never or not at all, it's your choice
    Do you want, some more choices.
    take-it-or-leave-it
    Now there's a real choice I'd be happy with any kind of representation wouldn't you
    I would like to see a new government and part of me doesn't give a
    damn who's in it as long as it doesn't include anybody from the Labor, Liberal or
    Green party organizations that show themselves to be without shame or principle

    All spineless and authoritarian both cowardly and war mongering at the same time
    we have proportional voting in Australia USE IT

    Put Labor, Liberal and Green party last on your Ballot choose your
    independant or small parties first then donkey vote down to those last
    on your ballot. Stops the majors getting OVER $2.50 a 1st preferance vote
     
    Petzl, Dec 30, 2014
    #18
  19. SolomonW

    Rod Speed Guest

    Just another of your pathetic little drug crazed fantasys, Goebbels.

    Those who don't pay income tax clearly don't, Goebbels.
    Completely and utterly irrelevant to why the US got Obama, Goebbels.
     
    Rod Speed, Dec 30, 2014
    #19
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