Aussie ridesharing startups hit out at Uber over GST ruling

"Is Uber right? Should its drivers not be required to register for, and pay, goods and services tax (GST)?

Some Australian ridesharing services don’t think so, with GoCatch chief executive David Holmes this week calling Uber a “bully” in its attempt to dodge the tax.

This month, Uber lost a Federal Court battle against the Australian Taxation Office over whether or not its drivers should register for the GST.

Generally, the GST Act only requires business operators, including independent contractors, to register for GST if they earn over $75,000 but there is an exemption for taxis." Read more

Dinushi Dias StartupSmart 21 Feb 2017

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