GST on online imports: time to stop the debate and act

On April 24 2017, Kathrin Bain, a lecturer at the School of Taxation and Business Law at UNSW, wrote an article with a critical stance on the government’s plan to apply GST on overseas online purchases commencing July 1 2017. Kathrin’s argument is that this would not “level the playing field” between local and international retailers anyway. Having spent more than 30 years working in retail, I have witnessed first-hand the many legislative obstacles that have hamstrung the industry

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