While some confusion still remains over how systems will be implemented, reaction to the Federal Government's recently passed sales tax reforms has generally been positive. Most resellers ARN spoke to are looking forward to unprecedented industry stability, despite extra administrative work.
Wayne Dacey, management accountant from Victorian distributor Prion, said: "We have already sent letters to all our customers alerting them that these new systems are coming. There will be a little bit of legwork involved with getting accreditation applications into the ATO, but we'll live with that if the legislation has the desired effect."
Ross Cochrane, national marketing manager at Express Data, recognises that he will have to put systems and practices in place: "The main thing we need to ensure is that these systems don't impose any burdens on customers legitimately trying to go about their business. We are currently developing strategies to ensure this is the case."
Ron Harris, managing director of Harris Technology, said: "We've lost a lot of business over the years to the tax cheats and grey market importing. This legislation will enable genuine businesses to be more stable and able to compete on a level playing field."
Jack Zhong, managing director of Australia-wide and Asian reseller TodayTech, is also pleased with fair competition: "I think the new tax laws will increase our sales because the dodgy suppliers will be out of the market. The workload increase is worthwhile because of the parallel sales increase."