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Offline Halcyon

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Re: Amazon to block Aussies from their international sites from July 1st
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2018, 02:17:53 am »
Since it's after 01/07/2018, I thought I'd post an update.

As we already figured would happen, Shipito is now complying with the Australian Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value goods) Act 2017.

GST applies to the value of the item (presumably this will be derived from the customs deceleration the recipient fills out) as well as the shipping and insurance costs.

I successfully ordered an item from Amazon (US) dispite being in Australia. It doesn't look like Amazon (at this stage) is forcing users to their .com.au domain, but if you select an Australian shipping address, it tells you the item is not available for shipping to that destination.

If you provide Shipito with an ABN, you are not required to pay GST. I guess at the end of the day, what's stopping anyone from just quoting any ABN of any random business on their Shipito profile to avoid paying tax?
« Last Edit: July 09, 2018, 07:27:35 am by Halcyon »
 

Offline knapik

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Re: Amazon to block Aussies from their international sites from July 1st
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2018, 03:39:43 am »
By the way, is there any information about whether this also affects amazon japan? I have bought quite a bit of music from there, and I wouldn't like to know that I won't be able to do so anymore in the future.
 

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Re: Amazon to block Aussies from their international sites from July 1st
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2018, 04:37:07 am »
Anybody able to report what Aliexpress is doing? 
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Re: Amazon to block Aussies from their international sites from July 1st
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2018, 04:39:40 am »
Should have googled it first...

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/388029
 
looks like they are adding your 10% GST at checkout.

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