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Jun 2018

Amazon blocks Aussie shoppers from US site as new tax rules come into force

Amazon will force Aussie customers to use its Australian website instead of its much larger US site in order to get round a new sales tax, the online retail titan confirmed today. The company will enforce what’s known as “geoblocking” from July 1, when a 10 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) is applied to imported online goods worth less than A$1,000. “While we...

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Oct 2017

The battle for Amazon’s $5 billion headquarters has intensified— but these states don’t want to be involved

When Amazon announced in September that it will create a $5 billion headquarters and 50,000 jobs in an undetermined location, cities, states, and regions across North America rushed to explain why the company should pick them. Even before proposals were due on October 19, several cities — big and small — launched wacky stunts to promote their bids. Officials from Tucson, Arizona, for example, mailed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a 21-foot-tall cactus,...

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