That court ruling was specifically about US state sales taxes. What is being discussed in this thread is taxes being applied to international sales, which is something different.
Originally Posted by Valamar
I don't know what the situation is in Australia but the UK government and from what others have said, the rest of the EU too have decreed themselves that when their citizens make digital purchases abroad, the seller must add our VAT sale tax at source and pass it on the our government. Are you sure Australia hasn't done the same? Quite how that is enforceable, I haven't a clue, expecially if the seller doesn't have a presence in our countries. It is quite true though that most sellers in the US don't add VAT. It tends to be only the larger companies such as Warners. I believe that technically, we are supposed to declare any purchases we haven't paid VAT on to our Customs and Excise but in practice nobody does and it's not worth the government's time for them to go chasing the small amounts involved.
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