Government considering ‘online shopping tax’ for overseas purchases

If you’re a fan of online shopping, then this news isn’t going to go down too well.

There are reports this morning that the Australian Government is thinking about slapping online shoppers with a $5 additional tax on international orders.

It’s understood the Home Affairs Department initially proposed the online shopping tax to help cover the costs of security screening overseas parcels.


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The tax of at least $5 would apply to all orders under $1000, according to Nine’s political reporter Fiona Willan.

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