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EBay said it might resort to preventing Australians from purchasing from overseas sellers on its own market due to Australia's new tax legislation.
EBay won't abide by the 10% tax that the Australian government has been imposing on imported products sold on the internet, calling it complicated and unworkable.
Australia's new tax legislation, which takes effect on July 1, necessitates online companies that sell over $75,000 worth of merchandise from the country annually to charge GST.
EBay is a massive market which has more than a million vendors selling a vast assortment of merchandise and making a revenue past the tax threshold that was set from the authorities of Australia.
Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison claims this can guarantee that a level playing field for local companies which are not exempted from GST unlike their rivals abroad; just overseas packages which have a value over $1,000 are currently charged GST.
But, eBay believes of the proposed laws as impractical because the present business models of online marketplaces don't encourage the group of GST.
When they are supposed to go together with the GST modifications, eBay says that they will need to broadly reorganise their business units that could have quite a while.
At a submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee, Jooman Park, vice president and managing editor for eBay Australia and New Zealand, wrote:
"No taxation will be paid to Australia and not one will be owed. It would increase no earnings, deny Australians access to alternative and reduce cost competition"
He stressed that the new GST doesn't represent a triumph for bricks-and-mortar retailers since Australians would nevertheless find better choices on the internet.
Third-party marketplaces Aren't vendors
Aside from the irrationality of this invoice, eBay notes it impacts the nature of its enterprise.
EBay cleared up a misconception at the laws that called it as a"vendor" and also an"digital distribution platform", for it's neither.
To explain this, Park clarified:
"eBay isn't a seller. EBay doesn't have the merchandise, doesn't manage payments and it doesn't distribute anything. EBay is a third party online market that only connects sellers and buyers."
Although he admits that there are a number of marketplace-style company models wherein the market is also the vendor, Park worried that eBay does not of the.
He worried that the Australian authorities purposely deemed eBay for a vendor at the new laws so they can provide the impression of increasing revenue.
When eBay polled 1,000 Australians, however, it found 59 percent of these didn't support the bill.