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GST changes lead to Amazon changes for Australians

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Australians will soon be unable to buy items from Amazon's overseas online stores. Amazon's move comes in response to new changes to Australia's goods-and-services tax, or GST.

Australians have been free to buy goods from international locations via Amazon.com for years.

 

But from July the 1st,  Australians visiting Amazon's overseas sites will be blocked and redirected to the Australian site, Amazon.com.au.

 

The move coincides with changes to Australia's goods-and-services tax, or GST, where online retailers will have to apply the 10 per cent levy to goods bought from overseas sites.

 

The tax currently applies only to imports of goods above $1,000.

 

In a statement to SBS, Amazon says the change allows the company to remain in line with Australian laws.

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