State government of Himachal Pradesh has introduced an amendment bill which has levied taxes on the online transactions that are resulting in tax evasions.
Due to this amendment, online shopping will become pricey in Himachal Pradesh.
Excise and Taxation Minister Prakash Chaudhary presented the Himachal Pradesh Tax which will be imposed on the entry of goods into local area. It is an amendment of the Bill of 2016 that makes a provision to tax online products.
“With a view to tap the revenue potential of the ever-growing online shopping business, it is proposed that online purchases be brought under the ambit of the act and the person in-charge of such goods shall be liable to pay the tax on behalf of the importer” Prakash Chaudhary was quoted by IANS as saying.
The bill is expected to pass in the ongoing budget session on April 7.