MP Govt To Impose 6 Per Cent Tax On Online Shopping

23/06/2016 3:53 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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KOLKATA, INDIA SEPTEMBER 15: A customer accessing on e-commerce company Flipkart's website on September 15, 2015 in Kolkata, India. (Photo by Indranil Bhoumik/Mint via Getty Images)

BHOPAL -- The Madhya Pradesh Government has decided to impose six percent tax on online shopping in order to increase the state's revenue and entail everything in the tax bracket with no exceptions at all.

"Madhya Pradesh Government will soon impose six per cent tax on online shopping.This will be imposed on the items we get here through transporters. All the online shipments will be put under supervision, whether it's within the country or from abroad," MP finance minister Jayant Malaiya told.

"The motto here is to put all the tax free things in the tax bracket and work towards the benefit of those who suffer losses because of selling commodities by imposing with taxes," he said.

Malaiya also said the initiative came as a response to the losses suffered by the government due to the constant proliferation of the internet-based retailers like Amazon, Flipkart, etc.

"This has been followed in many other countries and now when Indian government has also taken it under consideration, suitable measures have been taken to entail it effectively," he added.

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