Joe Hockey Confirms He Wants Australians To Pay Tax On Steam Games

First it was reported that the ‘Netflix tax’ was being rejected, then Fairfax reported it was back in play. Now Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey (pictured) has confirmed in a press conference that the government is planning to implement a new tax on digital services and Australian consumers will be asked to pick up the bill.

This means, essentially, that Australians will be paying a form of GST on services like Steam that amounts to a 10% increase on digital products. Joe Hockey expects this change to bring in $350 million in revenue over four years.

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urwifeminder1318d ago

We loose and loose again then with the exchange rate and a tax on top great move you idiot Hockey .