Impact of GST on Suppliers on e-commerce Platforms

India’s e-commerce sector is expected to cross revenue of Rs.12,000 crores in 2020, according to a joint Assocham-Forrester study. It is also expected that the sector will grow at an annual rate of 51%, the highest in the world. The Indian Government’s recent move of currency demonetisation and the vigorous push for digitisation in every aspect of life has only propelled the e-commerce industry’s growth. For a supplier on an e-commerce platform, it is certainly an exciting time to do business, given the accessibility to geographically distant customers, low operational costs, and the scalability that e-commerce provides. At the same time, taxation on e-commerce transactions in the current regime is ambiguous and different states have different levies of tax. The […]