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Uber gives in to ATO, charges users GST

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uber isnt charging gst ,they just increased prices by about 3% , and are trying to discredit the australian government and in turn the tax payer with this dishonest news media singing ubers poetry about how they where supposedly forced to charge GST by the australian government.
 

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http://www.afr.com/technology/uber-gives-in-to-ato-charges-users-gst-20150807-giu9cd

Uber gives in to ATO, charges users GST

Read more: http://www.afr.com/technology/uber-gives-in-to-ato-charges-users-gst-20150807-giu9cd#ixzz3iHSH3LAp
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uber isnt charging gst ,they just increased prices by about 3% , and are trying to discredit the australian government and in turn the tax payer with this dishonest news media singing ubers poetry about how they where supposedly forced to charge GST by the australian government.
I've written to Media Watch....feel free to cut, paste, change:

The Uberisation of the press.

http://www.afr.com/technology/uber-gives-in-to-ato-charges-users-gst-20150807-giu9cd
http://www.news.com.au/finance/busi...ent-to-cover-gst/story-fnkgde2y-1227474631482
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/bus...after-ato-ruling/story-e6frgakx-1227474876349

Uber pays GST? what? an overseas based app provider has volunteered to pay GST of it's own initiative when it's actually exempt? WOW what a great corporate citizen.....

Sadly it's all baloney and no doubt influenced by some impressive presser event, plenty of cheese, but certainly no whining.

Two things:

1.Uber's price increases does not cover the additional GST share drivers have to pay to cover the GST because share drivers pay GST on the whole fare including Uber's 20% cut. So only a 12.5% price increase would actually have compensated the drivers.

2. It was not a uniform 10% price increase and it was very much funny money...but nobody bothered to look at the actual figures did they?

Melbourne drivers saw only a 2.2% per Km increase. The per Km part of the fare makes up the biggest part of their income. The biggest jump in price was in the base rate (like flagfall), but this rate is only applied once per journey, and has little benefit to drivers especially on longer fares.

But at least Uber got plenty more free press and the chance to present "Robert" a supposed share driver but somehow his comments seem scripted to 100% support Uber....hmmmm

See drivers real reactions to the price increase in the melbourne uberpeople.net forum and their real feelings about Uber here
 
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