Throughout the discussion on this forum it is a common thing to read that a builder has ordered bibs and bobs from all corners of the planet to finish their (new) pride and joy.
Now you may have forgotten, but the scumbags who infest Canberra have once again dropped their trousers and bent over for big business and introduced legislation to screw over the general population. I refer to the impending GST changes where all imports, regardless of value will attract a GST impost (to be collected by foreign companies!).
I gather that in practise this means that foreign companies will need to register and have a method to collect and forward GST money they collect to the ATO.
How many of the small, niche companies we deal with will put themselves through this pain?
How will we get the bits and pieces we want after the first of July?
Both sides of politics brought this together so this is not a party based sledge, it is a genuine question asking how to get stuff when it is unlikely small (and large) companies will agree to become tax collectors for Australia.