E-Commerce Firms Face More Hurdles in Maharashtra, Assam

New rules from the governments of Maharashtra and Assam have created additional hurdles for e-commerce and transport operators, including those delivering food, groceries and other essential supplies. The Maharashtra government, in a notification on Wednesday, said drivers and helpers of all goods carriers entering the state must carry a negative RT-PCR certificate that is less than 48 hours old, and that it will be valid for only seven days. The new rules also say that a cargo carrier cannot have more than two people. Meanwhile in Assam, though the government…

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Amazon wins $303 million tax case in European Union

Brussels: Europe’s second-top court on Thursday annulled an EU order to Amazon.com Inc. to pay about €250 million ($303.28 million) in back taxes to Luxembourg, part of an EU crackdown against unfair tax deals between multinationals and European Union countries. The Luxembourg-based General Court said Amazon had not enjoyed a selective advantage in its tax deal with Luxembourg. “The Commission did not prove to the requisite legal standard that there was an undue reduction of the tax burden of a European subsidiary of the Amazon group,” judge said. The European…

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