Our industry, like all sectors, should rightly pay its fair share of taxes. In addition to corporate income and other taxes, GST in both Australia and New Zealand is collected on digital sales including in-game purchases, unlike in many other countries. Australia’s export-focused game developers have also brought in significant tax receipts and possibly the highest of all Australian creatives. We advocate for tax policies that support SMEs and incentives that drive innovation (like the R&D tax offset). Dialogue around tax reform and digital industries should be based on seeking global consensus.
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