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RE: [SLUG] NZ proposes GST on downloaded software.[ Here next ?]

Yep, but it's a foot in the door ...
I have no objection if Mr. William Gates' XP downloads are taxed.


-----Original Message-----
From: slug-admin@nospam.slug.org.au [mailto:slug-admin@nospam.slug.org.au]On Behalf Of
Sent: 28 June, 2001 10:55 AM
To: Adam F. Bogacki
Cc: Slug@nospam.Slug. Org. Au
Subject: Re: [SLUG] NZ proposes GST on downloaded software.[ Here next

On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Adam F. Bogacki wrote:

>  The NZ government Government is proposing to charge GST on software
> downloaded over the internet, possibly threatening the open-source model
> software distribution.

Why? What's the GST on zero?

You pay GST based on the purchase price. Pay nothing - no GST.


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