Kate Page & Gerry Harvey Get Their Way With GST Demands
Harvey Norman’s Gerry Harvey has been campaigning for the move for years, so I’m sure he’ll be delighted.
The move will see Companies like Netflix, Microsoft, Google and Apple forced to pay higher taxes in Australia.
Earlier this year Harvey Norman’s Katie Page lobbied the Federal Government to charge GST on overseas shopping transactions under $1000.
She told Federal Government officals that retailers “had their hands tied behind their backs” because they had to pay customs duty on imported goods as well as GST on their business, while Australians could buy goods from retailers from overseas for less than $1000 GST-free.
“Why is the Australian government subsidising overseas retailers to ship into this country?” Ms Page said.
“They have no assets and pay no GST. But the federal government insists that all Australian retailers do so. It’s just unfair.”