27 Jul '15, 2am

Uber fighting to deny Australians their fair share of profits

Uber have confirmed they are fighting to avoid their ‘partners’ paying their fair share of tax to Australians. Despite ride hailing (or ride sharing or sourcing) services being illegal in Victoria and other states in Australia, the ATO announced in May that ride hailing operations will be required to comply with federal tax laws, including register for GST and submit BAS statements. “This is a company valued at $5 billion facilitating trips for profit on behalf of their 'partners' in Australia which they claim should be treated differently to other commercial passenger vehicle service providers. Taxi drivers are not afforded a turnover threshold but collect and pay GST from the first dollar through the fare box” said VTA CEO David Samuel. “Claims about undue taxi industry influence are fanciful. The fact this company facilitates a network of small businesses operating outs...

Full article: http://www.victaxi.com.au/news-and-events/news/2015/07/27...

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