Online Seller Must Have Business License Starting 2020 – The government through the Ministry of Trade highlights the rapid growth of online sales in e-commerce platforms. The rapid growth makes the government requires all business people who sell on e-commerce platforms to have a business license.
On November 25, 2019, President Jokowi issued a new government regulation requiring online businesses to have a business license in 2020. This provision was contained in Government Regulation (PP) Number 80 of 2019 concerning Electronic Trading (PMSE).
With this regulation, businesses or online shops that have been selling in Bukalapak, Tokopedia, Shopee, and others must have a business license. Licensing can also be accessed through a licensing system seeking to be integrated electronically or online single submission (OSS). The Ministry of Trade (Ministry of Trade) also appealed to online businesses that have previously had business licenses to re-register through OSS.
The Ministry of Trade’s Director General of Domestic Trade Suhanto said the government would sanction revocation of SIUP for online businesses that did not re-register. In addition, this regulation also regulates foreign business actors who actively offer and / or conduct PMSEs to consumers domiciled in the jurisdiction of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia must make their physical offices as their representatives fulfill tax obligations.
While for the SMEs do not need to worry, because the government will provide convenience to take care of business licenses. SMEs can also register through the e-commerce platform. Later the related e-commerce will submit the data to the Ministry of Trade.
Apart from easiness in terms of making a business permit, SMEs will benefit from the taxation side. Because, SMEs with a turnover of under Rp. 4.8 billion per year are only subject to 1% tax.