Starting July 2017 all Aussies are going to pay 10% more for their Steam games. The report comes from Kotaku, following an email reportedly sent to developers by Valve. “The VAT tax amount will be included in the advertised price of your product, just like VAT is currently treated in the EU … the customer will pay the price displayed on the storefront, and the tax will be separated out afterwards.”
Some publishers and studios might choose to absorb the tax themselves (highly unlikely) to stay at the same price. Whatever the case, despite promises in 2014 that it was imminent, Australia still doesn’t have its own currency on Steam.
Countries like: New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Iceland, South Africa and India, will also pay taxes specific to those regions in March.
There is no information about the alternative stores (Origin, UPlay, GOG, GMG, GamersGate, G2A, Kinguin etc.) at this time.