The Australian federal government may introduce a tax, the “Netflix tax,” that would add 10 percent to digital goods bought online – including games, movies and books provided by overseas companies. We currently don’t pay any goods and services tax (GST) for online purchases under US$1,000.
Netflix has previously stated that it will add the GST to its service once the federal government passes it so, for now, all we can do is sit tight and wait to see how things go. By next week, we will have a clearer picture of if and how this tax might affect us in the long run.
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