E-commerce has been on peak and the sales of goods are on demand. Due to lack of proper tax structure for the goods sold on online and e-commerce channels, the government has been losing revenue.
The Central Government can introduce tax on such goods through suitable amendment in the Central Sales Tax (CST) Act.
Government official are likely to raise the issue of taxing goods sold online in the pre-budget consolation meeting of state finance ministers with the union finance ministry on Friday.
The President of Information Technology Association of Odisha (ITAO), Arun Kumar Dey said that Odisha government had been losing revenue to the tune of around Rs.150 to Rs.200 crore per year for the goods purchased through online channel.