By Chris Dawson September 15, 2017 - 10:36 am

eBay and Amazon account for VAT fraud to Public Accounts Committee

If you were to read some of the reports on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) session on tackling online VAT fraud and error which took place on Thursday the 14th September 2017 you might be forgiven for thinking that marketplaces (eBay and Amazon in particular)

Amazon and eBay to assist Public Accounts Committee with VAT Fraud

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) session on tackling online VAT fraud and error will be broadcast live on Parliamentary TV today (Wednesday the 13th of September) at 2.30pm. Along with various witnesses from HMRC and other interested parties will be Steve Dishman, Amazon Vice President

HMRC VAT crackdown nets estimated $3.4bn

The HMRC crackdown on tax evasion in the UK has extended to small and medium businesses (SMEs). According to PfP, they have targeted SMEs not paying their fair share of VAT. They estimate that an additional $3.4bn in revenues has been netted for the Exchequer

HMRC fulfilment house VAT ‘due diligence’ scheme for overseas sellers coming in 2018

In the 2016 UK government budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time, George Osborne, said that the British tax authority HMRC would be given more powers to deal with overseas sellers, selling into the UK (often on marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon),

Have you accounted for the eBay Fees VAT change?

It's worth a quick reminder that from the 1st of August eBay are now applying VAT to their fees which business sellers will pay for the first time. The first people to see the change will be those billed in the middle of the month, other

U-turn gives at least two years grace on SME compulsory quarterly tax returns

The government has curbed the reach of their "Making Tax Digital" initiative which would have seen every small business in the country linking their bank accounts to HMRC and filling out quarterly tax returns. The aim was for HMRC to snoop on your bank account and

eBay UK Spring 2017 Seller Release: eBay to charge VAT on fees

eBay are making some changes to the way that VAT will be charged. There is no change to the fees themselves and these changes apply only to eBay sellers living in the UK. Not to put too fine a point on it, Brexit is coming, the

UK Government drops the “eBay and AirBnB” tax break

It seems that several measures previously revealed in the UK government budget of 2016, expected to come into force this year, that would have helped consumer sellers trading online, have been dropped from the government's legislative programme. You can read more here. The plan was

NAO estimates £1 – £1.5 billion per year unpaid tax from overseas sellers

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published the findings from their investigation into whether overseas sellers from outside the EU have been charging VAT on applicable sales in the UK. This has been an ongoing multi-year challenge for UK sellers facing increased competition from Chinese

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