Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any need to have special provisions for supplies through electronic commerce operator?
Technology enables supplier and recipient of supply to contact each other over electronic platform. In case of supply of goods, it is not easy to track unregistered suppliers spread across the country. In case of supply of services through digital channels, such as internet, it is virtually impossible for any regulator to track the transaction at supplier’s or recipient’s end. In such a situation, fastening of liability of tax on electronic commerce operator, even by way of a tax collected at source (TCS), brings the supplier as well as the recipient on the radar of tax authorities and ensures that they do not escape tax liability.