The Goods and Services Tax National Anti-profiteering Authority’s Chairman BN Sharma has written to the Central Board of Indirect taxes and Customs chief S Ramesh to call for a pan-India audit of the e-commerce industry, as per a report by Business Standard.
This follows from a Flipkart case where Chennai-based Rishi Gupta had filed a profiteering complaint against the e-commerce company, alleging that he was issued two invoices by the supplier, which showed different amounts. The second invoice showed an amount less than what he had actually paid.
Gupta had ordered and paid for an almirah on November 2017 and the tax invoice at the time said Rs 14,852 with 28 percent GST. But at the time of delivery of the product, it said Rs 14,152 with a GST of 18 percent.
The issue here was that he did not get the benefit of a lower tax rate, for which he demanded a refund and even lodged a complaint of profiteering against Flipkart.