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Australians will soon need to pay a 10% VAT on Steam

Australians will soon need to pay a 10% VAT on Steam

Australians will soon need to pay a 10% VAT on Steam

Australians will soon need to pay a 10% VAT on Steam

 
Australians will soon need to pay a 10% VAT (technically GST, Goods and Services Tax) on Steam, despite the fact that the storefront still does not offer an AUD currency option. 
 
This new tax is expected to be applied to all products on Steam, though it is possible that some companies will decide to absorb this tax themselves to maintain their original pricing. 
 
Many hope that this Australia exclusive tax will also come with the introduction of an AUD currency/payment options on the platform, with Valve currently planning to add this tax in June of this year.  

  

Australians will soon need to pay a 10% VAT on Steam  

Several other countries like New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Iceland, South Africa and India will also pay region-specific taxes on Steam, with plans to introduce these taxes in March. 

 

You can join the discussion on Steam's upcoming 10% Australian GST Tax on the OC3D Forums

 

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22-02-2017, 04:22:02

Greenback
Linlk just goes to a picture

wouldn't that just encourage the Aussies to get keys from cdkey sites rather than steamQuote

22-02-2017, 04:28:12

King of Old Old School
Well i guess people would look at GOG, I think GOG does Australian pricing i haven't check for a while.

Which means games will end up being too high, Games like Doom & Fallout 4 are like $79.99 atm (Yes i know Fallout 4 is on sale atm)

Were always getting screwed on products.Quote

22-02-2017, 04:46:41

AlienALX
Just send the funds to a buddy in the UK, get him to gift you the game.

Me and my pal from the USA do this all the time.Quote

22-02-2017, 04:49:16

Emu
Quote:
Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
Well i guess people would look at GOG, I think GOG does Australian pricing i haven't check for a while.

Which means games will end up being too high, Games like Doom & Fallout 4 are like $79.99 atm (Yes i know Fallout 4 is on sale atm)
Civilisations VI - $69.95
Far Cry Primal - $45.95
Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim - $29.99
Just Cause 3 - $59.99
Watch Dogs 2 - $60.95
Ghostrecon Wildlands - $60.95

They are in USD so add another 30% on top of that.

These prices may sound pretty bad but when you consider pricing on other sources that do charge in AUD then it is pretty normal for us poor Aussies. On Origin, ME: Andromeda, BF1 and Titanfall 2 are $89.99 for the base game. On UPlay, Watch Dogs 2 is $79.95, For Honor is $99.95, Far Cry Primal $59.99. From EB Games, physical copies of ME: Andromeda, GR: Wildlands, Watch Dogs 2, COD:IW, TF2, Civ6 are all $89.99 (could probably go on for all AAA titles released in the past 12 months lol).

Things are even worse for those on consoles, I am pretty sure that BF1 was around $120-$150 for the XB1... :\Quote

22-02-2017, 04:51:23

WYP
Links have been fixed.Quote
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