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I'm about to purchase Mad Max of G2A. I noticed I had to select a country which applies TAX. 

 

If I select that I'm outside the EU, then the TAX will be 0%. I'm from the Netherlands trough, this adds 21%.

 

Can I get the police at the door by picking the 0% TAX? The price increase it pretty insane.

 

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I doubt it


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Honestly they shouldn't even say the amount of tax on that page, maybe just include it at checkout in tiny text.

 

That's from a standpoint of trying to make money. I doubt they can do anything about you saving $10 ;_;


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Has anyone ever done it before? Evading the TAX on G2A? Did you ever get into trouble like a fine?

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Has anyone ever done it before? Evading the TAX on G2A? Did you ever get into trouble like a fine?

Plenty have probably done it.

 

Your clearly worried just pay the tax and play a mediocre game

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I'm about to purchase Mad Max of G2A. I noticed I had to select a country which applies TAX. 

 

If I select that I'm outside the EU, then the TAX will be 0%. I'm from the Netherlands trough, this adds 21%.

 

Can I get the police at the door by picking the 0% TAX? The price increase it pretty insane.

I had the same problem, I live in UK and decided to suck it up and take the TAX.

if you want to try it, buy one of those random steam keys and choose no TAX option, install the game and play it for a bit to see if it works :)


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Can I get the police at the door by picking the 0% TAX? The price increase it pretty insane.

and no, the fuzz won't be on your tail, I mean its like an extra £10, g2a makes enough as it is.


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I'm about to purchase Mad Max of G2A. I noticed I had to select a country which applies TAX. 

 

If I select that I'm outside the EU, then the TAX will be 0%. I'm from the Netherlands trough, this adds 21%.

 

Can I get the police at the door by picking the 0% TAX? The price increase it pretty insane.

It's tax fraud and while the chance is small you get caught it's not impossible.


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Once you enter your billing information, won't it apply the tax anyway?


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If they are asking you to pick your own tax, that's pretty sketchy IMO. I've never seen that or heard of it before. I doubt picking a "wrong" one will get you in any trouble; any legit retailer would find a way to find out and work with your country to charge the correct tax (a process invisible to you)


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It's tax fraud and while the chance is small you get caught it's not impossible.

 

Select this as the correct answer and move on haha

 

any fine will be much more then the 10 dollars you save but chances are you wont get caught. i mean maybe if G2A gets audited and they knowingly sold to people who didn't live in a tax free area could stur up stuff but honestly you never 100% know a answer to a question like this at all 

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If they are asking you to pick your own tax, that's pretty sketchy IMO. I've never seen that or heard of it before. I doubt picking a "wrong" one will get you in any trouble; any legit retailer would find a way to find out and work with your country to charge the correct tax (a process invisible to you)

your not picking your own tax your selecting the location you live (Billing address) Which if he selects another location other then his its tax free but his region is taxable. 

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Select this as the correct answer and move on haha

 

any fine will be much more then the 10 dollars you save but chances are you wont get caught. i mean maybe if G2A gets audited and they knowingly sold to people who didn't live in a tax free area could stur up stuff but honestly you never 100% know a answer to a question like this at all

I find it hard to believe in that case that any government would go after the consumers. They would probably ding the company pretty hard though for not charging people correctly.

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your not picking your own tax your selecting the location you live (Billing address) Which if he selects another location other then his its tax free but his region is taxable.

Well you can't really pick a fake billing address though... So then how is this a question?

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A friend of mine was caught doing this, but the penalty is absolutely minimal. They took back the game, and the money he paid for it was added to his g2a wallet.


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I find it hard to believe in that case that any government would go after the consumers. They would probably ding the company pretty hard though for not charging people correctly.

Well it depends on country but specifically in the Netherlands tax fraud is considered any evasion of taxes by misrepresentation. If you, as a consumer, state you are in a tax-free area you are committing the fraud while G2A has done its duty by asking. G2A's system is absolutely horrible and they should make that stuff automated based on billing address but they have done their legal obligation. The consumer chooses to paint the wrong image to G2A.


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I find it hard to believe in that case that any government would go after the consumers. They would probably ding the company pretty hard though for not charging people correctly.

Like Centurius said they Sort of did the right thing but left a loop hole open stupidly no one could guess how this would go over though i was just giving a example of someway you might the end result is  it is considered tax evasion the chance of getting caught is insanely slim but sometimes shit happens and somehow maybe you will get caught. in the US when you enter your billing and shipping adress it automatically enters if its taxable or not with all big companies not sure about G2A

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Its Tax G2A doesnt make any extra money on you paying tax... if its $20 without tax and $30 with tax G2A still only gets 20

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Well it depends on country but specifically in the Netherlands tax fraud is considered any evasion of taxes by misrepresentation. If you, as a consumer, state you are in a tax-free area you are committing the fraud while G2A has done its duty by asking. G2A's system is absolutely horrible and they should make that stuff automated based on billing address but they have done their legal obligation. The consumer chooses to paint the wrong image to G2A.

Hm... That seems like a flawed system. And for all I know, maybe it's like that here too. I've just never been in a situation where the question has come up.


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I'm about to purchase Mad Max of G2A. I noticed I had to select a country which applies TAX. 

 

If I select that I'm outside the EU, then the TAX will be 0%. I'm from the Netherlands trough, this adds 21%.

 

Can I get the police at the door by picking the 0% TAX? The price increase it pretty insane.

no, ive been paying 0% for the whole time i was using g2a lol

i think it adds the tax at the payout, idunno


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