Santo Domingo.- Internal Taxes Agency (DGII) director Juan Hernandez on Sunday said online shopping needs to be regulated because in his view the lack of rules means unfair competition for companies which pay local taxes.
He said the law through which one can buy up to US$200 worth tax free online is difficult to enforce because items they be undervalued.
"I totally agree that this type of market needs to be regulated, it should have to pay," the official said, but noted that it’s a problem of fairness.
Recently the nationwide retailers grouped in the ONEC demanded the regulation of online purchases.
Hernandez hosted a seminar for journalists as part of the DGII ‘s 15th anniversary, held at Riu Palace, Punta Cana.